Stay in Cheap Hotels For St Patrick’s Day in Dublin and New York

Stay in Cheap Hotels For St Patrick’s Day in Dublin and New York

Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday famous on the 17th March all over the world. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most recognised and famous of the patron saints of Ireland. For hundreds of years, this public holiday has been famous in many different forms across the globe, including parties and street parades. There are great offers on cheap hotels in active cities that really go to town for this celebration.

In Ireland, the whole country has weeklong celebrations with something for everyone. In Dublin there are street concerts with live music, a funfair, confront painting, clowns, a fireworks show and the Saint Patrick’s Day street parade. There are also around 4000 street performers entertaining the masses in street theatre and family carnivals. Visiting a local Irish pub on Saint Patrick’s Day is a must, where you can eat some tasty, traditional Irish stew. Enjoy the typical folk music and friendly camaraderie, as all the locals will join in with the celebrations. There are plenty of cheap hotels and luxury hotels in the surrounding Dublin area to complete your stay. A popular allurement in Dublin is the Dolmio Big Day Out, where 150,000 people congregate to Merrion Square for a huge concert and funfair.

Whilst in Dublin, a visit to its number one tourist allurement the Guinness factory ought to be done. This historical site has become a national treasure for the Irish community. Arthur Guinness established his brewery ‘St James’s Gate Brewery’ in 1759. It has been the home of Guinness ever since, and currently the largest stout brewery in the world. At the factory guests can see the world’s largest pint glass, get an insight in to the craft of brewing, and learn how to pour the perfect pint. You may already want to have a drink in the Gravity Bar and enjoy the panoramic views of Dublin.

The parade in New York is world famous, not only because it is the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world, but it is also the oldest civilian parade dating back almost 250 years. Each year over 150,000 marchers take to the street from fire fighters, police, county associations and bands. The streets are lined with two million spectators, all watching the parade march up the 1.5-mile long route along Fifth method. The five-hour procession starts on 44th Street at 11:00 am and continues up past Saint Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street, past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd Street, and finishes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 86th Street.

Choosing a great Irish pub to visit in New York is difficult because there are so many, but there are a few that stand out. Molly’s is a warm and traditional style pub with sawdust on the floor and an open fireplace. You can get pints of Guinness at reasonable prices, and tuck in to a homemade Shepherd’s Pie. Doc Watson’s is another favourite found on the Upper East Side. With a garden in the back, guests can enjoy a drink outside in the summer. Plus there is a pool table and live traditional Irish music on a Sunday night. For those wanting to learn more about the Irish way of life there is the New York Irish Centre. Here they offer activities such as Ceili dancing, Irish dance classes, Irish language classes, tin whistle classes, fiddle lessons, and starting soon, Irish mythology and visual art classes for children.

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