On Saturday 17th March, Ireland celebrates the life of their patron saint, St. Patrick. A celebration that’s recognised around the world globally, and typically celebrated with bright green and orange parades. Here at JD, we’ve done a bit of research regarding the big day and we’ve wrapped up our top picks of where’s best to enjoy the celebrations. Check them out right here:
Love Supreme Coffee
Head over to 57 Manor Street, Stoneybatter to Love Supreme. Considered an ‘Instagrammer’s paradise’, Love Supreme is one of the highest rated coffee shops in Dublin, with a cool interior and impressive latte art to get your day of to the perfect start.
St Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin
Led this year by Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham (AKA Sir Davos), the St Patrick’s day parade in Dublin is considered one of the best globally. Starting at Parnell Square with the theme of ‘home is where the heart is’, thousands line the streets of Dublin to celebrate and watch the spectacular performance.
‘Greening the City’ Show
After the sun has set on Dublin, take a tour around the city to see some of the city’s most famous landmarks and iconic buildings ‘turned green’ to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day in London
Not in Ireland over the weekend? No need to panic! London will turn green for the 16th time, with St Patrick’s Day celebrations commencing at Trafalgar Square. Alternatively, head to Borough Market where they’ll be pay tribute to the patron saint with Irish-themed products.
Manchester Irish Market at Albert Square
Celebrations continue in the North. Join in the fun at Manchester’s Albert Square with the Irish market, home to plenty of Irish souvenirs, as well as hot drinks and food. Not to mention the large screens set up for people to watch the England vs Ireland game at 2.45pm.