There is only one place to be on St. Patrick’s Day and that is Ireland. The St Patrick’s Festival is truly one of the great spectacles of the world — a week-long celebration of music, dance and outdoor shows culminating in the stunning St. Patrick’s Day parade through the historic streets of Dublin on March 17th.
One can also visit the beautiful town of Downpatrick where St Patrick is buried and check out the St Patrick’s centre which is the world’s only permanent exhibit to St Patrick.
The St Patrick’s festival is the highlight of the early vacation season and what a year 2016 is going to be.
Ireland’s Ancient East – when you explore Ireland’s Ancient East, you wander through 5,000 years of history. http://www.ireland.com/articles/regions/irelands-ancient-east/irelands-ancient-east/
Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 – 366 days showcasing the best of food and drink and the people and passion that go into rearing, making, cooking and serving it.http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/yearoffoodanddrink2016/
The Aer Lingus College Football Classic – For the third time in five years, American football is headed back to Dublin. The Boston College Eagles will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in September as they kickoff the 2016 season.
#GoGreen4PatricksDay Tourism Ireland’s global greening campaign has seen many iconic landmarks around the world go green on March 17th. This year Boston’s Fenway Park, The Welcome sign in Las Vegas and the Reunion Tower in Dallas will all go green.
Things to see and do –
The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal driving route in the world. Stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, the route will offer visitors an opportunity to truly discover Ireland’s breathtaking West Coast.
The Causeway Coastal route is journey of discovery around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of Belfast and Derry. Follow in the footsteps of saints, warriors and poets through the beautiful Glens of Antrim and along the Causeway Coast.
Screen tourism – Lights, camera, Ireland. The Skellig islands have played host to the latest episode in the Star Wars movie series and counties Down and Antrim are the backdrop to many of the scenes from HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones.