St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2013 Marks the Year of ‘The Gathering’:
2013 is the year of The Gathering in Ireland and one of the biggest gatherings is the 2013 St Patrick’s Day Celebration.
The Year of The Gathering is about inviting friends and family from all over the world to join in local events and gatherings and one of the main highlights of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival Parade is the ‘People’s Parade’ where 8,000 participants from the around the world are invited to take part in Ireland’s most celebrated parade.
St Patrick’s Day Parade
This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will include the usual street pageants, carnivals, fun and free entertainment, but each year the festival gets bigger and better. Every year the parade explores a theme and for the 2013 St Patrick’s Day Parade the theme is ‘Great Things Happen When We Work Together’ was inspired by The Happening.
The St Patrick’s Festival Parade officially opens the St Patrick’s Day celebrations with marching bands from both Ireland and across the globe livening up the streets and getting feet tapping as they march through the heart of Dublin city. At the end of the parade, you can head for the Irish Craft Beer Village and enjoy some Irish craft beer, food and music.
St Patrick’s Parade Route
The Parade begins as usual on Parnell Square and continues on to O’Connell Street and over O’Connell Bridge to Westmoreland Street. It then winds it’s way down Dame Street and Lord Edward Street and then passes by Christchurch Cathedral and along Patrick Street where it finishes just past St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
St Patrick’s Festival is the biggest event of the year and if you’re planning on being in Dublin around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s advisable to book your Dublin hotel before you arrive.
Lá Fhéile Phádraig Sona Daoibh!
Event : St Patrick’s Festival
Venue: Dublin City
Dates : March 14 – 18th, 2013
Parade Route:Ideas anyone?