Ireland – The Home of St. Patrick’s Day #globalgreening #StPatricksDay
New York, March 14, 2018, No bucket list is complete without spending a St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Our patron saint left a legacy that stretches from one end of the island to the other.
The ‘Home of St Patrick’ festival in Northern Ireland is set around Downpatrick and Armagh where St Patrick lived and where he is buried. This 10 day festival will celebrate the achievements of Patrick, the man, with a spectacular themed program across the region.
The single biggest event on the island is the St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin. It 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.
The St Patrick’s festival is the highlight of the early vacation season of what is expected to be another record year for visits to Ireland. 1.8 million people from the US traveled to Ireland last year for the vacation experience of a lifetime.
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Dublin – Enjoy a city with a breath of fresh air where you’ll move easily from vibrant city-centre life to the peaceful tranquility of its charming coastal villages. www.visitdublin.com
Ireland’s Ancient East - when you explore Ireland’s Ancient East you wander through 5,000 years of history. www.irelandsancienteast.com
Northern Ireland – A land of giants, of Titanic and of some of the great golf courses of the world. Northern Ireland
The Wild Atlantic Way - the longest defined coastal driving route in the world stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork. www.wildatlanticway.com
#Globalgreening Tourism Ireland’s award winning global greening initiative which encourages famous buildings and landmarks to light up green for St Patrick’s Day is set for another spectacular installment. This year, The Mario Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee bridge) in New York, Niagara Falls, The London Eye, Sydney Opera House and the Colosseum in Rome will join over 200 locations worldwide in going green on March 17.
Screen tourism – Lights, camera, Ireland. See some of the famous filming locations that put Ireland on the big screen, from Dracula in Antrim to Braveheart in Co Meath. The diverse landscapes across Ireland have made it the ideal place to film movies and most recently 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.