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St. Patty’s: planning a last-minute trip to Dublin

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and if you’ve been trying to decide whether to make the trip to Dublin this year or not… don’t worry. There’s still time and plenty of deals to be found if you act quick.

There is no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in Dublin and if you haven’t booked your flights to Dublin just yet, we’ve got your back. The city is ready to be decked out in green this weekend and into next week as the city’s biggest weekend for tourism is about the kick off. Festivities start on Saturday but the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade isn’t until mid-day on Monday.

Getting there

By plane there are a few options from London: Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus and British Airways. After doing some quick searches using different travel dates it seems that Aer Lingus and Ryanair are coming up at the top of the list for the cheapest flights although there is little difference between Ryanair and British Airways flights… so you might as well go for it if you’re after a bit more comfort. Take off for £147 onboard Ryanair for travel March 15th to 18th, 2014.

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Of course, plane isn’t the only way to get to Ireland. There are also ferries. Choose from Stena Line or Irish Ferries from Holyhead on Anglesea to Dublin or P&O Ferries from Liverpool to Dublin. Prices are typically per passenger and per vehicle.

Let the St. Patty’s Day celebrations begin!

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Luckily for many, taking part in the celebrations are usually free (except for your green beer that is!). Festivities begin already on the 14th of March with in the footsteps of St. Patrick walking tours and the opening of the Irish Craft Beer & Food Market in the city centre. Saturday brings on a new event called “Live on the Green,” an outdoor stage on St. Stephen’s Green where live music will be taking place till late evening. The best news? It’s FREE! And Jerry Fish is headlining.

Sunday welcomes a new day of events and the popular 5km road race for those still feeling fit after partying all night. On Monday the St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at noon and it is not to be missed. If you’re tight on cash, don’t miss our guide to experiencing Dublin for FREE!

For more event info, visit stpatricksfestival.ie.

Offer found on liligo.com 11/03/2014 at 09:00, price cannot be guaranteed.

Imgs: courtney_ / Flickr cc.

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