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St. Patrick's Day

At The Spencer Hotel

Dublin's St. Patrick's Day on the 17th March is still by far the biggest date in the Dublin calendar. This is a day when everybody can be a little bit Irish! This day is 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 experience Ireland’s famous National Day, when the whole city goes green and is packed with fantastic events.

The Spencer Hotel is ideally located close to the St. Patrick's Day Festival. The festival and activities run over 4 days from the 16th to the 19th of March. Four jam packed days of fun for all ages. We have highlighted below just some of the events that have taken place previously in the city during the 4 day St. Patrick's Day Festival. Book one of our luxurious and comfortable rooms at The Spencer for your St Patrick's Day break today.

Event: St. Patrick's Day Parade

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

Date: 17th of March

Why not spend St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland? Although it is an event celebrated throughout the world, there is no better place to celebrate than Dublin. The same treasures will be in store for St. Patrick's Day in the future, including the much celebrated St. Patrick's Day Parade. Come and see the creativity and eclectic mix of fantastic festivities. The St. Patrick's Parade ranks amongst the best celebrations in the world.

Festival Treasure Hunt Saturday 18th March

The theme for the Festival Treasure Hunt this year is "explorers". Complete a treasure hunt on foot of Dublin's major historical and most popular destinations. You can register on Saturday the 18th of March at City Hall between 10am and 1pm. On the day of the treasure hunt, you'll get a map, question sheet, pen and a goodie bag. They even encourage wearing costumes if you're feeling the St. Patrick festive fun. 

Things to do in Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick's Weekend

Funfairs at Merrion Square, Dublin 2 & Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

17th, 19th and 20th March 2018 from 11am-9pm.

Admission prices vary.

Times and dates are subject to change.

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

In the footsteps of St. Patrick Walking Tour, begins at corner of Suffolk and Andrew Streets (at the Molly Malone Statue). 

Dates and Tour Times:

  • 16th March 10:30am & 2:15pm
  • 17th March 2:15pm 
  • 18th March 10:30am & 2:15pm
  • 19th March 10:30am & 2:15pm

Much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick. The tour takes in ancient sites including the two great medieval cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick.

It is advised to book in advance to secure a space, you can do so by visiting www.walkingtours.ie or by calling 00353 (1) 832 9406. 

Some other events include "greening in the city", where popular Irish buildings and monuments are lit up in green lights. The St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 11.00am on Saturday the 17th of March, it's a free event and is set to be spectacular this year with acts flying in from all over the world to participate. Visit the St. Patrick's Day site for a full list of daily events.

Book your St. Patrick's Day Break at The Spencer Hotel today and be close to all of the main events during the festival. Check our offers page to book one of our special offers or packages for your break.

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