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St Patricks day offers

At The Spencer Hotel

Dublin's St Patrick's Day on the 17th March is still by far the biggest entry in the Dublin calendar. The day when everybody is a little bit Irish! It's now celebrated with plenty of pints of the black stuff not only in Ireland, but all over the world. Dublin is definitely the best place to come and see it, where the whole city goes green and is packed with fantastic events.

The Spencer Hotel is ideally located close to the St Patricks Day Festival making us the best location for hotels in Dublin for St Patricks Day. The festival and activities run over 4 days from the 14th to the 17th of March. 4 jam packed days of fun for all ages. We have highlighted below just some of the events taking place in the city during the 4 day St. Patricks Day Festival. Book your St Patrick's Day break at The Spencer today - BOOK NOW!

Sample of Daily Events during St Patrick's Festival - ( below represents a sample of activities over the last 2 years, the 2018  itinerary has not been released yet.

Event: St Patricks Day Parade

Venue: City Centre, starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Date @ 17th of March

Imagine If,  was the theme for the 2017 Festival Parade which will be brought to life by Ireland’s leading pageant companies on March 17th. This free event is at the heart of all the festivities surround St Patricks Day. Find you spot in one of the many streets that parade will wind through and enjoy the show!

Festival Treasure Hunt 10am-1pm

Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to complete but there is a shorter version for kids

Its free of charge, you just need to register at HQ City Hall and there are 4 per team.

The treasure hunt will take in many of the cities historical locations as you solve clues to unlock the city.

Funfairs at Merrion Square & Georges Dock

Thursday 15th March 2018 from 11am-10pm

Saturday 17th  - Sunday 18th 11am -8pm

Admission is varied

Times are subject to change

Lots of fun activities for the whole family, carousels, to bumper cars, games and candy floss - all the elements are there for a day to remember.

In the footsteps of St Patrick Walking Tour

Dates: Thurs 15th March, Fri 16th March, Sat 17th March and Sun 18th March
Times: 11.00am & 2.15pm (Thursday 15th 2.15pm only)


Much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owed its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick, uncover some of this fascinating history and all that followed! the tour takes in ancient sites, including the two great medieval cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick’s.

Departure point: Outside Discover Ireland Center (converted church), Suffolk Street (parallel to Grafton Street).
Finish point: St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours
Prices:  €14 (€12 senior/students) per person. The price includes the entrance to St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Please turn up at least 10 mins in advance.
Under 16 with adult free on walk but from €4 into Cathedral.

Bookings: To book the tour please send an email:, phone: +353 1 832 9406 or simply turn up on the day!

Some other events include: Irish Boat Races, greening in the city, music in the city, the best of Irish and Ceílí House Live, and not forgetting the main event, the St Patricks Day Parade that kicks off at 12.00 pm on the 15th, it's a free event and is set to be a spectacular this year with acts flying in from all over the world to participate. Visit the St Patricks Day site for a full list of daily events, read more here.

Book your St Patricks Day Break at The Spencer today and you'll be in heart of all the festivities.    

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