Hiya Folks, I can’t believe St. Patrick’s Day (well, it’s actually a whole “weekend” this year) is upon us already! Living in Dublin now, I’m obviously at the heart of all festivities. And believe me, I’m going to enjoy every minute of this St. Patrick’s Weekend! To prepare myself, I’ve browsed the internet for great things to do on Paddy’s Day here in Dublin, and I thought I’d share my finds with you. So here we go, enjoy!
But first, here is a little surprise:
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
and he came from decent people,
In Dublin town he built a church,
and on it put a steeple;
His father was a Gallagher,
his mother was a Brady,
His aunt was an O’Shaugnessy,
and his uncle was a Grady.
Then success to bold Saint Patrick’s fist,
He was a saint so clever,
He gave the snakes and toads a twist,
and banished them forever!
By Henry Bennet
How great to start with a poem about St Patrick. ☺
Number One: Jameson’s Distillery is having a Party: The countdown is on to the 2012 Jameson St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and this year’s festivities are proving to be the biggest yet.
The Jameson Global Party has its biggest line-up to date with well known rock band Razorlight and international DJ MYLO taking to the stage at the Dublin party. Along with the Dublin party 10 other parties will be taking place around the world and streamed live on our Digital platforms:
To check out the Dublin Jameson Global Party log on at 8pmGMT March 17th
In the friendliest city in the world on the friendliest Day of the year, where would you be but the home of Guinness. And because that’s too much friendly to squeeze into just one day, the Guinness Storehouse is celebrating all weekend long. This three-day festival includes live music and entertainment, tasty food to try and, of course, a perfect pint to wash it down. You will also have the chance to take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record: If your name is Patrick, Patricia, Patrice… or a variation, you get to be a very “Important Patrick”, with free entry on Paddy’s weekend.
See www.guinness-storehouse.com for more.
Number Three: St Patrick’s Festival
It takes place in Dublin from the 16th to the 19th.
There are a lot of things to do and see… Like music, culture, craic, fun things, family activities, films, comedy, sports…etc.
To know more and see the event calendar go here.
& Last but not least:
Some friendly tips to stay alive this weekend:
• Get the whole gang involved. You know you don’t see each other as often as you should.
• Water breaks. Have water regularly.
• Host like your mum would. Think about your guests and make sure there’s enough food and soft drinks to go round.
• Pace yourself. Grab a soft drink between drinks. Maybe when it’s your round.
• Have a getting home strategy. Know how you’re going to get home before you leave it. Have a cab number at the ready or pre-booked.
Have fun, be safe, and see ya. ♥