Some of the world’s most iconic sights will go green for St. Patrick’s Day this year. In addition to the London Eye, South Africa’s Table Mountain, and New York’s Empire State Building, Niagara Falls and the TV Tower in Berlin will go green for the first time ever.
See Dublin come alive for Ireland’s most spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade, with Grand Marshal John Giles, an Irish football legend, launching the parade at noon. The 2012 St. Patrick’s Festival will showcase Ireland’s strong links to the world of science, celebrating Dublin as the designated “City of Science 2012.”
Pageantry, carnivals and free entertainment make this the perfect weekend for your long overdue visit to the capital. Book a hotel in Dublin, and make the most of such festival favourites as the massively popular Ceili (St. Stephen’s Green, March 16th) and Big Day Out (March 18th).
You won’t miss out, whatever part of the country you find yourself in. Book a hotel in Ireland and discover that towns and villages across the country celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in their own unique ways. In Kilkenny, Dorothy and her friends from the “Wizard of Oz” will follow the yellow brick road to the start of the parade, which will begin at 2pm, led by the Kilkenny hurling team captain and 40 of the county’s clubs.
To commemorate its status as the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic, Cobh will go back in time to 1912 for its parade. Waterford City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will celebrate the city’s motto “Urbs Intacta Manet” – Waterford Remains Untaken, with a surprise guest Grand Marshall leading the parade’s 50 entries, including celebrated street theatre company Spraoi.
Wherever you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, make a weekend of it and book great value accommodation with GoIreland.com.