Things to do for 2019 St Patrick’s Day Weekend in Dublin.
Avoid the city center madness and check out our alternative guide to the St Patrick’s Day weekend in Dublin.
St Patrick’s Day has evolved from humble beginnings into a global celebration, bringing the Irish diaspora together around the world. Despite this, Dublin is still renowned as the best the city in the world to spend the day. The city is alive and busy with visitors from across the globe over the weekend, and draws a huge crowd of revelers to the streets on the day itself. For those who wish to avoid the big crowds, and experience a more authentic and unique side of St Patrick’s Day, set your sights on Johnnie Fox’s Pub.
Johnnie Fox’s Pub is famous around the world, not only for being the highest pub in Ireland, but for being a place where Irish culture and tradition are celebrated on a daily basis. Never more so than on St Patrick’s Day weekend, with a jam-packed program of live traditional Irish music, the best of Irish cuisine and our world class Irish dancers, all in the ‘living-museum’ that is the 200 year old pub. What more could you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dublin!? There’s even a shuttle bus that runs every evening from the city center.
If you want to make a day of it, there is even a local St Patrick’s Day parade in the neighbouring village of Stepaside (6 Minutes Drive). It has been going from strength to strength over the years, and now attracts great crowds from across South Dublin who come out in all manor of costumes to witness the amazing spectacle. It usually runs from about 12 mid-day, but follow us on facebook and Instagram to stay updated as more details are announced.
Bring your shamrocks, your dancing shoes and even your little leprechauns, and with any luck we’ll see you there!