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St Patrick's Day: A Holiday in Ireland

By Edited Dec 7, 2015 2 4

Ireland scenery holiday vacation

If you are planning to go on a vacation this March, de-stress yourself from all the work load you have been handling lately and enjoy some time in tranquillity with your family I would suggest you visit Ireland. With blooming spring at this time of the year Ireland might be just the perfect place for your holiday. A vacation you and your family will remember for the rest of your life.

Ireland has got everything one expects and wishes for in a holiday retreat.  Discover the breathtaking scenery and country life of Dublin, Cork or any of the traditional Irish villages. Feast your senses in the cosmopolitan cities of Ireland. Enjoy the best in class hospitality and food in some of the best European Hotels in the cities of Ireland. Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland is particularly popular for its nightlife.

Explore the rich cultural heritage of some of the richest counties of Ireland, Londonderry, Cork, Armagh and Tyrone. Cork had been chosen the 2005 European Capital of Culture. And the position is well deserved for the top-notch shopping and partying joints, delicious gourmet and chic pubs and bars. Kilkenny City is another place to make merry. You might like to visit the grand King John’s Castle, the Limerick Museum or the popular Hunt Museum situated in the vicinity. Hunt Museum is home to the largest private collection of art and artefacts of Ireland.

King Johns castle ireland

Or devour the delicacies of Southern Irish counties. Enjoy the slow and steady lifestyle away from the haste and hassle of the busy cities sit back and relax in any of the South Coast counties in Ireland. Relish the soothing scenery and mouthwatering gourmet delights. And if all this is not appealing to you Ireland celebrates.

And if all this doesn’t appeal to you, you should know Ireland celebrates the St Patrick’s Day on 17th March every year in respect of it’s patron saint, St. Patrick who had come to Ireland in 432AD on an evangelical mission to convert the Irish to Christianity from their native polytheism. The Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland is one of the most popular parades in the world. People from all over the globe visit Ireland on holidays during this time of the year to participate in the Saint Patrick’s day parade.

SkyFest ireland St Patricks day
St Patrick’s day is celebrated in style and loads of pomp and show and glamour and gliterrati with music, family carnivals, street theatre and over 4000 performers and revellers joining the fun from all around the world. This year Wexford is hosting the SkyFest- a grand fireworks display over the river Shannon. The SkyFest is followed by the SpringFest in Limerick. Galway organises a walking parade of over thousands of Irish and non-Irish, locals and tourists carnival revellers. While Armagh and Downpatrick organise huge parades in tribute to Saint Patrick, the countryside counties organise modest cross-country walking parades. Cork and Belfast are known to organise the wildest and most exciting events of colour and fancy to mark this day. Treasure hunts, theatre and film screenings and art trails are some of the numerous events that are organised in tribute to the patron saint.
st patricks day parade carnival

A vacation to Ireland on St Paddy’s day would be an ideal gift to your family; an experience you will always cherish and memories that would draw you back to Ireland. You can’t contact the Dublin Tourist Office for reservations and for special holiday deals. Fly-in when you still have time. The carnival won’t wait for you. Ireland has some of the best lodging options in the world, while obviously no one is interested in a ‘Home-Exchange’ plan this time of the year, you can get Bed and Breakfast deals that are worth your money. You can plan your visit and print your brochures from the official website of Dublin Tourist Office: www.discoverireland.com.

Happy journey !!

Have a safe and exciting vacation!!!


Mar 15, 2011 6:20pm
Interesting article about St. Patrick's Day, and I love the photos!
Mar 16, 2011 9:50am
Thank You Diane.....:)
Mar 21, 2011 3:38pm
very nice article thanks
Feb 28, 2015 1:37am
Nice article. Just one little point - Wexford is on the River Slaney, and not the Shannon. Fireworks in Wexford are always pretty amazing.
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