St Patrick’s day is celebrated in style all over the country, with festivities kicking off in the Republic’s capital Dublin in the week before March 17th.
What’s on? St Patrick’s Festival
When is it? 13-17 March 2010
What’s it all about?
St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin is Ireland’s official celebration for this national holiday, with parties, parades and night spectacles to entertain the revelers. But things aren’t too tame around the rest of the country, either! In Galway, performers take to the city for a fabulous walking parade; Armagh and Down pay tribute to the patron saint with the largest celebration in Northern Ireland; Cork boasts a veritable fiesta of colours; while Belfast resounds with a carnival-like atmosphere for the big day. In fact, across almost every town and village in the country, this special day for the Irish is remembered in style.