St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and everyone across Ireland is gearing up for the festivities on March 17th! If you’re thinking about traveling to Ireland next year around St. Patrick’s Day or will be there for it this year, we wanted to provide you with our top tips for celebrating (and surviving St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin)
- Claustrophobic? You might not want to venture to Temple Bar. While the celebrations in and around Temple Bar are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you’re feeling something a little less crowded, we suggest hitting up landmarks such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery instead.
- Eat a hearty breakfast. You’re going to need it with all of that beer! We suggest hitting up O’Sheas on Talbot Street for a traditional (and very delicious) Irish breakfast. Filling up on carbs will give you the energy to keep up with the crowds and drinks that you’ll encounter throughout the day.
- Keep cash handy. The day before St. Patrick’s Day, head to the ATM and take out some cash. You won’t want to be stuck in a mile-long line the day of! It will save you from spending the day waiting around.
- Don’t pinch! Although it might be tempting, be cautious that pinching those who aren’t wearing green is not an Irish tradition, just American. The recipient of the pinch may be more likely to start a bar fight rather than laugh it off!
Although Dublin is, of course, on everyone’s #1 list of places to be on St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland, keep in mind that there are several other cities throughout Ireland that host amazing celebrations:
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