What to do on 17/03 in Dublin instead of St. Patrick’s Festival?

Image credit: Giuseppe Milo / Flickr Creative Commons Howth, Dublin

Everybody is talking about it, but if you are kind of allergic to green colour and don’t feel like going to St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade… don’t panic! Here are 5 other ideas of what you can do instead on March, 17th.

1- Walk along the seafront
Take part in Harbour2Harbour Walk on March, 17th from 10:30 to 15:30. You will walk 21km (16 miles) along the seafront between Dun Laoghaire and Howth. A bit of sport and a wonderful landscape, can you imagine something better? May the sun be with you!
Moreover, by taking part in this 10th annual walk (for €25), you will support Aware, an association that helps people who experience depression.

Image credit: Giuseppe Milo / Flickr Creative Commons Howth, Dublin
Image credit: Giuseppe Milo / Flickr Creative Commons
Howth, Dublin

2- Swan Lake
Composed by Tchaikovsky in 1875, Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballets across the world. Anthony Dowell’s adaptation will be performed on March, 17th at the London Royal Opera House. You will be able to watch the live ballet in Cineworld Dublin! Based on a German legend, it is a tragic, magnificent and incredibly emotive piece. It starts at 7:15pm.

3- Comedy Night
If you are a bit stressed out about your assignments, laughing can be a wonderful medecine.
Try a night of stand-up comedy at Wicked Wolf, Blackrock. It is not far from Dublin! We can find excellent reviews on websites such as Trip Advisor: it seems really great.

Wicked Wolf Trip Advisor4- Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival
Drink alcohol in moderation… but enjoy the Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival! On March, 17th from 12:30 to 0:30, taste some of the best craft beers, whiskeys and cider in Ireland, and meet their makers. You can also listen local music: Ragamuffin, Scoops and Eamonn O’Brien. It takes place in the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin 4.

Image credit: IntangibleArts / Flickr Creative Commons
Image credit: IntangibleArts / Flickr Creative Commons

5- Traditional Irish cabaret
A few weeks ago I tried a Celtic Night in Arlington Hotel O’Connell Bridge and I recommend it to everybody. After eating a delicious 3-course dinner, you will enjoy a show with traditional Irish music and dance. All the musicians and dancers are extremely talented; some of them are world champions. Moreover, it is made for maximum audience participation and full family entertainment. You MUST go there at least once! If you can’t on March, 17th, you can go whenever you want, because it is on 7 nights a week.

Do you have other ideas for March, 17th?

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