After the late night revelry of New Years Eve, why not brush off the cobwebs by attending the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Parade on New Years Day? This is a great way to spend the 1st of January so check out our guide to find out more about Dublin’s first event of 2008 with details on the parade route, the main participants, city center Dublin hotels and much more!
The Lord Mayor’s New Years Day Parade is taking place on January 1st. It’ll start on Parnell Street North and then make its way down O’Connell Street. Here each individual act or band will stop before the Lord Mayors box, situated in front of the GPO, and perform an Abba medley. They will then continue over the bridge and along Westmoreland Street, up Grafton Street and finally finish at Saint Stephen’s Green. So if you find yourself at a loose end on New Year’s Day, why not join in the celebrations?
The participants will include the Tallaght Youth Band, JMU from the U.S, the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums and The Garda Band. If you aren’t too worst for wear from the night before, be sure to get into the city centre early so you can get the best possible vantage point. If you’re staying in one of the Dublin hotels in the city centre you won’t have too far to walk.
Located on O’Connell Street there’s the 3-Star Cassidy’s Hotel and the Royal Dublin Hotel. There’s also the unrated Lynams Hotel and the 4-Star Gresham Hotel, which is something of a landmark on the street.
Other nearby Dublin hotels include the 2-Star Abbey Hotel on Abbey Street, while another 2-Star is the River House Hotel on Eustace Street in Templebar. Also in Templebar is the 3-Star Paramount Hotel, which is on Parliament Street. Other 3-Star hotels close to the city centre include the Arlington Hotel on Bachelors Walk and Jurys Inn Parnell Street. If you’re looking for sa little 5-Star luxury you could try The Westin Dublin on Westmoreland Street.
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