Sometimes it seems that the whole world wants to be Irish and on March 17th. As one of the most recognised national holidays on the global calendar, St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to party with no better place to celebrate than Ireland’s thriving capital city, Dublin.
Being Irish, celebrating for a day is not enough; now Ireland’s national holiday was marked by a 5-day Festival. From March 15th – 19th Dublin rocks to a Celtic beat for a carnival of monumental proportions celebrating all that is great about Ireland.
There was a street theatre, music, dance, comedy, film, a treasure hunt, Irish language events, family fun and of course the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. As a highlight of the Festival, the Parade presents innovative street theatre troupes, artists, giant puppetry, dancers and marching bands from Ireland and across the globe. The Festival programme offers something for all tastes and ages - and remember most of the events free of charge, so there’s no excuse for not joining in.
More than one and a half million people, including 40,000 visitors, join the locals to experience Festival fever every year. No one throws a party like the Irish; so you are guaranteed a week you’ll never forget and you never know, you might even see some leprechauns!
Unfortunately this year the Sky Fest fireworks display was cancelled due to bad weather and high winds but that did not dampen the spirits of the thousands of people celebrating the St. Patricks Festival in Dublin, Irelands Capital City.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2007 – Programme of Events
Thursday 15th March
Friday 16th March An Lá Gaelach, Dublin City Centre
Saturday 17th March St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, City Centre
The Céilí Mór, Earlsfort Terrace off St. Stephens Green
Barabbas’ 40 Songs of Green -
Sunday 18th March Treasure Hunt, Dublin City Centre
Monday 19th March Big Day Out, Merrion Square
For more details please visit the official St. Patricks Day Website
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