Looking Down the Road: St Patricks Day In Ireland

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Beautiful, rugged scenery…check.  Fish and chips….check.  Great whiskey….check.  Leprachauns….check.  Can you guess where we are heading next?  St Patricks Day in Ireland here we come!

Irish Countryside

It looks like we might be unexpectedly spending St Patricks Day in Ireland in a couple of weeks (the fact that I can suddenly find myself in the midst of planning a visit to a foreign country in a couple weeks is just one of those great perks of working for an airline 🙂

We will be in Ireland for a short trip of 5-6 days.  We plan to base our stay in Dublin and make day trips from there, culminating with St. Patricks Day Festivities on March 17th.

Our Plans for St Patricks Day In Ireland

Of course, I am looking forward to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Dublin, including a parade, carnival, street performances and hopefully at the end some quality time sampling some fine Irish whiskey at a pub.

I am looking forward into digging a little deeper into the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day and what it means for the Irish people, beyond the drinking and revelry that is the sole manifestation of our experience of St. Patrick’s Day here in the United States.

Trip Highlights

  • I am hoping to hear some good traditional Irish music while we are there.
  •  Day trips to Blarney Castle and Newgrange Burial Tomb are perhaps in the works.  If the countryside in Ireland is as beautiful as I expect it to be, just driving about aimlessly could be a treat in itself.
  • Fish and chips is definitely on my Ireland agenda.  Leo Burdock claims to have the best fish and chips in Dublin, and I might have to go test that assertion!
Ireland Church

Look for blog posts and videos in the coming weeks on the topic of our experience of St Patricks Day in Ireland!

Check with the helpful folds at Tourism Ireland for more information about planning your trip to Ireland.

Have you even been to Ireland?  Any suggestions for me for things to do or see around Dublin?  Great places to hear Irish music?  Your favorite Irish Whiskey?

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