St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland means crowds of clover-sporting celebrants around the world will raise a pint (or two) in honor of the patron saint of the Emerald Isle. For Dublin in particular, the holiday is especially well-attended, with entertainers, performers and revelers flooding into the city.
During the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, visitors can soak in Ireland’s culture at its most vibrant. No matter where you go in Dublin, you’re sure to see Irish step dancing, bagpipers and local singers. Looking for some suggestions? Here are a few fun spots to celebrate.
Each afternoon at 4:00, a green glow illuminates the city’s landmarks, like Trinity College and the Dublin Castle, during the “Greening of the City.” The festivities culminate on St. Patrick’s Day as a grand parade winds it way through downtown Dublin, including marching bands, floats, dancers and more. Locals and tourists alike flock to the pubs as the parade passes, finishing off the day by celebrating with new friends.