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17th March 2017 marks the celebration of Ireland’s Patron Saint. What began as a religious feast day has now become an international festival with cities and people across the globe celebrating the Irish culture with parades, special food, dancing, donning green and let’s not forget enjoying a good pint of Guinness.
If you haven’t yet experienced the wonders of Ireland in a motorhome, then this national holiday is a perfect time to experience the Emerald Isle. If you’re not sure where to go we’ve compiled some great places to visit.
Dublin: 16th-19th March 2017 St Patrick’s Festival
16th: Festival Céilí – Get your dancing shoes on and join in the world’s largest outdoor céilí, a celebration of Irish dancing.
17th: St Patrick’s Festival Parade – Enjoy the colourful, musical, energetic procession as it winds through the heart of Dublin City.
18th: ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Craft and Food Fair – Seek out the culinary and design offerings from Irish artisan food and craft producers at this remarkable indoor boutique festival at The Teeling Distillery.
19th: Festival Big Day Out: Join the celebrations in Merrion Square and enjoy street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, crafts and more.
Situated on the coast of Antrim, this spectacular natural landscape is well worth a visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of 40,000 basalt columns formed by molten lava cooled into hexagonal stone steps, although legend has it that it was created by a fearful Scottish Giant.
Inishmaan, Inishmore and Inisheer. The Islands offer a real taste of traditional, authentic Ireland is perfect for walkers or cyclists. The largest Island is Inishmore, where you will find Celtic Monuments and Churches, miles of stone walls, and an abundance wildlife.
The Cliffs of Moher
Stretching for almost 5 miles and rising 702 feet over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher offer breathtaking views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains.
The Ring of Kerry
Situated in the south-west of Ireland, this 120 mile circular route is one of Ireland’s best-known and most scenic circuits. Along the route you’ll find historic towns, stunning views, sweeping mountains and beautiful beaches.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Erected more than 350 years ago by fisherman, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is now run and maintained by the National Trust. The bridge spans a 66 foot chasm with a 96 foot drop to the waters below, but once on the other side you can enjoy diverse birdlife and stunning views. This is a beautiful location that everyone can enjoy.
Visit Titantic Belfast and immerse yourself in the history of this famous ship, explore nine galleries telling the story from conception to rediscovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, Belfast is home to Titantic studios where this epic fantasy TV series is filmed so why not take a tour of the filming locations whilst you are there? Belfast will be marking St Patrick’s day with a carnival parade and concert in the city centre on 17th March.
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