Today’s guest post comes from Eric, a former Europe resident and frequent traveler.
What better way to spend your St. Patrick ’s Day than being in the historic city of Dublin, the heart of Ireland itself? St.Patty’s Day celebrates Saint Patrick and the introduction of Christianity into Ireland, but it has also become a celebration of all things Irish– shamrocks, Leprechauns, Guinness and Jameson, Irish music, dancing and most importantly…the pub of course.
I was able to enjoy my first trip to Dublin back in March of 2015 during the St. Patrick ’s Day festival. With this being one of the most popular festivals in Europe its only right to give you two of my top tips on making this trip a great experience.
Where to stay:
So you’ve made the decision to check another great time off of your bucket list. Now it’s time to book some lodging. With the high amount of travelers who make their way to this city it’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance.
Due to the fact that as the date gets closer to March, hotels and hostels begin to fill which causes a price increase as well. My advice, whether you are traveling solo or with a group of people, is to stay in a hostel which is normally dormitory style living. Hostelbookers.com and Hostelworld.com can be used to book the perfect hostel. Your bank account will thank you. **Great area to base your search around is Temple Street**
Things to do:
The city will have a wide range of activities to keep your Irish spirit entertained. You definitely want to book a pub crawl on your first night. You can either do this online or with the hostel you are staying at. This will allow you to meet up with likeminded travelers and get an idea of the good spots in Dublin to check out while also trying the best Irish beers.
When it comes to sightseeing I recommend you purchase a Dublin Pass which can be found at DublinpPass.com. The amount of money you will save on entrance fees to over 25 different attractions will be substantial. On the day of St. Patrick’s day, March 17th most attractions will be closed so you can start the day off drinking and watching the parade from Temple street. Enjoy the city of Emerald Green.
Have these tips helped you prepare for your trip to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s day? If so, share with your friends!!
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