In today’s blog we’re taking a look at some of the fantastic events that are taking place in Dublin during the St. Patrick’s Festival (15th – 19th March).
While the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade is undeniably the highlight of the weekend for many, the Festival itself is jam-packed with lots of fun things to do for all ages, and we’ve selected a few highlights that caught our eye.
From 5PM onwards, a large number of buildings, venues and spaces across Dublin city will be illuminated green as part of the Greening the City event, giving you the perfect reason to take a short stroll around city centre.
The Herstory: Suffragette Walking Tour also kicks off at 5PM on Thursday (it runs until the 19th) and is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in the important role women like Hannah Sheehy Skeffington played in the shaping of Ireland.
Music fans and film buffs should check out the Screening & Live Score Performance of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), taking place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 8PM on Thursday night.
Another highly recommended walking tour is In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy, a fun and informative tour that takes participants to some of the most important ancient sites in the city and explains how the legacy of St. Patrick influenced their development.
There’s plenty of fun and engaging Irish language events planned for Friday as part of Gaelspraoi including a Céilí and Cirque de Gael, all of which are free to attend.
You could also sign up for the Guinness in the Liberties Exclusive Guided Tour, a mysterious guided tour of Dublin 8 that will reveal the impact the Guinness family has had on this inner city area since Arthur Guinness signed the lease on St. James’s Gate all the way back in 1759.
Check back with us tomorrow for coverage of events on Saturday and Sunday!