Saint Patrick’s Day is possibly Ireland’s most famous national holiday. Each year, thousands upon thousands of tourists flock to Ireland to help celebrate Irish culture and partake in the traditional festivities of the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
With St. Patrick’s Day just days away, we’ve gathered a list of parades and events that are taking place nationwide, that are suitable for the whole family. So, if you’re looking for something to do on the day, put on your green clothes, festive makeup and head to one of the below events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018.
Parades around Ireland
There are plenty of parades taking place across the country on St. Patricks day, from the biggest one in Dublin city centre, to Cork city, Galway, Limerick and many more local parades taking place in many towns – there’s sure to be a parade nearby!
The popular Dublin parade kicks off at noon, and if you cannot make it into Dublin city for the parade, you can watch live coverage on RTÉ.
Different Ways to Celebrate
If you’re intent on doing something different this year, there are plenty of family days and carnivals on to keep the family entertained.
Why not check out the Family Big Day Out in Dublin’s Merrion Square, for lots of fun activities, including workshops, food shows and much more, all free of charge!
Check out how Dublin Zoo celebrate St. Patricks Day, as they plan to embrace their Irish pride with a fun-filled family day; featuring live music, face painting, keeper talks and more.