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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! (that’s Irish for Happy St Patrick’s Day To You!) ☘️
Celebrated on the 17th March every year on the anniversary of his death, St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture. At 16 years old, St. Patrick was brought to Ireland as a slave. Later in his life he escaped, and when he returned, he brought Christianity to the people of Ireland. Today, St Patrick is held as the patron saint of Ireland and the Irish have acknowledged this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.
Although, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world with parades and celebrations as far as the USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand gaining global media coverage, there is no better place to celebrate than the very home of St Patrick himself. The Emerald Isle comes alive as the entire country of Ireland unites together to sing, dance, share stories, and enjoy the spectacular festivities taking place across the across the country. The Irish hold a tradition of wearing a shamrock to celebrate Saint Patrick which dates from the seventeenth century. You’ll be sure to see plenty of shamrocks during St Patrick’s day on tops, hats, posters and even pets wearing shamrock jumpers.
If you are ready to fill your heart with Ireland this St Patrick’s day, we’ve complied a list of top travel routes and celebrations taking place across the country for you to discover.
Follow The Footsteps of a Saint on this historical driving route and discover the places St Patrick visited, including the place he called home.
Trace the mythology of St Patrick across Ireland, and create an unforgettable road trip experience.
With parades and festivals happening across the Emerald Isle, there are many ways to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. If the crowds and noise of the main events are not for you, try these 5 celebrations in Ireland that aren’t the Dublin Parade.
Outside Clonmel, lies the largest holy well in Ireland.
In Cork City, the main street is named after the Saint.
Visit the mountains where St Patrick herded sheep as a boy.
St Patrick is buried here, and his burial place is marked with a large granite slab.
St. Patrick’s built the Church of Ireland Cathedral upon a church stone in 445 AD.
Irish soda bread is classic. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.
In the 19th century, corned beef was used as a substitute for bacon by Irish immigrants. Corned beef is made from beef brisket and is cured in a salt brine.
Champ is a traditional Irish dinner. The Champ is made by blending scallions with creamy mashed potatoes for the perfect meal.
Traditional Irish Stew includes onions and potatoes. But, you can also add carrots, potatoes, celery, turnips, swedes, parsnips, leek, kale and cabbage.
One of Ireland’s most famous driving routes. Discover the majestic beauty of Ireland like you’ve never seen it before.
Discover glorious stretches of white sand beaches, striking coastal landscapes and rural seaside towns.
Visit Temple Bar in Dublin and explore lively pubs, gorgeous restaurants, cobbled streets and live folk music.
If you are looking to get off the beaten track this St Patrick’s Day and experience authentic and traditional Irish culture, there’s no better way to give yourself the freedom and flexibility to enjoy all of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations and history across Ireland than by hiring a campervan or motorhome. A great alternative to car hire and B&B, when you rent a campervan or motorhome, you can discover Ireland’s natural green paradise and the history of St Patrick at your own pace, all in one trip! Celebrate St Patrick in style at your leisure in a home on wheels – stopping, shopping and cooking along the way.
For more information and booking, simply use the Bunk Campers booking bar here on the website to get live availability for your dates, email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 2890 813057. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be updated on the latest promotions, travel routes, destinations and tips! Early booking is recommended for St Patrick’s Day to avoid disappointment.
✔ Something green! Bring a green piece of clothing to wear on the 17th March
✔ Waterproof clothing- invest in a good waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers (with Gore-Tex)
✔ Good walking shoes, there are plenty of towns and scenery to explore
✔ Layers – Thermal top, t-shirt, jumper/sweatshirt to beat the changeable weather
✔ Flask and travel mugs to stay hydrated on the road
✔ Rucksack for day tripping
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St Patrick’s day is held on the 17th March and it is the biggest day in Ireland’s cultural calendar. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is celebrated worldwide.
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We provide pillows, pillow cases, bedsheets, 10.5 tog duvets and duvet covers to keep you warm and cosy at night. This can be added as an optional extra.