St. Paddy’s Day Tours
There’s no better place to CELEBRATE than Dublin. Irish culture and tradition abound as the city becomes a sea of green and Dublin welcome all who come to celebrate. The includes parades, concerts and of course many a chance to sample a pint or two of the black stuff! St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, brought Christianity to the pagan Celts almost 1,500 years ago. Whether you’re Irish, or just wish that you were, his feast day on 17 March is the time to celebrate, and Dublin is THE place to be!
Destination Dublin Ireland!
The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland is a unique event that unites locals and visitors in a carnival atmosphere of music, dancing and partying; and leaves the world green with envy. Expanded in recent years from a one-day holiday to a six-day event, the St Patrick’s Festival brings people together from all over the world to celebrate all things Irish. The centrepiece of the Festival is, of course, the St Patrick’s Day Parade; an event that has been copied the world over.
The 1.5 mile St Patrick’s Day Parade route winds its way from Parnell Square on the city’s north side, down O’Connell Street (the city’s main thoroughfare), past the Spire of Dublin, over the River Liffey and up to Trinity College, before heading down historic Dame Street to finish at St Patrick’s Cathedral. On March 17th each year, crowds in excess of half a million people line these streets to see thousands of dancers, marching bands, musicians and other performers; as well as parade floats of every colour. The six-day St Patrick’s Festival programme is packed with many other events, including street theatre, traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, comedy, film, a treasure hunt, Irish language events, and all kinds of spectacles for family fun.
Keep an eye out for the National Lottery Skyfest, Ireland’s biggest and best fireworks display which lights up a different town or city each year during the St Patrick’s Festival. Families will be sure to enjoy the Big Day Out, in which Merrion Square, one of the city’s prettiest enclosed parks, is transformed into a gigantic play area made up of ten different family-fun zones. City slickers will want to head down to the up-and-coming Docklands area where street performances and many cosmopolitan bars, cafés and restaurants offer a night to remember by the edge of the River Liffey. Culture fans have a host of different events to enjoy around the capital during the St Patrick’s Festival, with film screenings, traditional Irish concerts and comedy nights. No trip to the St Patrick’s Day Parade would be complete without visiting one of the city’s many traditional pubs. Visitors are sure to find a venue packed with good music, good people and good craic (fun) around a pint of the famous black stuff.
Our Lost St. Paddy’s Tour!
Our Tour (Overview)
Once again Lost Travel will be in Dublin in a huge way for the biggest St Paddy’s celebration on Earth. Our tour reps will lead the way for four awesome nights in Dublin and one almighty big street parade on St Paddy’s Day itself. Our accommodation is located in central Dublin, meaning it’s just a short few minutes walk into the absolute heart of the action both day and night. As always, our Lost Travel tour t-shirt is an absolute cracker and a must have souvenir that you’ll proudly be wearing for years to come back home.
Five days after the night show in the city centre kicks off the celebrations, the St Patrick’s Festival parade of people in costume, marching bands and floats takes to the streets. Expect thousands of spectators, revelling in Irish stout and the fun-filled atmosphere. The parade has been described as an “unmissable” part of the event, so scope out a good vantage point early, preferably near the pub.
What to bring and where to meet!
Suggested Clothing List
The following clothing list is suggested based on our experience. The basic rule however is “pack light”. Our passengers invariably state they
wished they had brought half the amount of clothes and remember you are bound to find items to purchase on your trip so leave room for
additional purchases during your holiday. Please therefore ensure your bag weight doesn’t go over 20kg at the end of the trip not the
|• Smart casual evening wear||• 1 pair smart shoes|
|• Hat, gloves and scarf!||• 2 pairs of shorts/skirts|
|• 1 rainproof jacket||• 2 shirts / t-shirts / long sleeve t-shirts|
|• 1 warm jacke||• 1 sweater / jumper|
|• 1 pair of walking shoes||• 1 pair of jeans / trousers|
> Round trip transportation to and from Galway and Pub Crawl
> All accommodations
> All on-tour attractions
> St Pat’s Day Parties and live music
> Dublin city accommodation
> Jamieson Tour Ticket
> Guinness Storehouse Ticket
> River Liffey Cruise
> Exclusive Lost Travel St. Patrick’s T-Shirt
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