Photos of Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day
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I spent two St. Patrick’s days in Ireland. The first, in 2017, I spent the day working at a pub in Malahide. Let me just say that working in a pub, in Ireland, on St. Patrick’s Day was fucking insane (I did get good tips though). After work, I’m pretty sure I just went home and collapsed from exhaustion.
The next St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland (last year) I went up to Skerries, a small coastal town north of Dublin to watch their local parade. I went to Skerries, instead of checking out the big parade in Dublin because I didn’t want to deal with the crowds and insanity of Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day (crossing O’Connell Street Bridge in Dublin on a regular day is busy enough). Also, Skerries has a real connection to the actual St. Patrick (as in the person). Just off the coast of Skerries is a series of islands, including one named after St. Patrick himself. It is said that back in 432AD St. Patrick set up a monastery here. The parade in Skerries was small, and I spent most of the day freezing (it was snowing and I was wearing a light jacket and no jumper/sweater). They were doing boat and walking tours of St. Patrick’s Island, but I got there too late for that. Oh well, next time I’m in Ireland, on St. Patrick’s Day.
Both the St. Patrick days I spent in Ireland weren’t too exciting, but I did spend almost two years in Ireland so I thought I’d share a few photos of Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (which is a part of the UK) for St. Patrick’s Day. Photos are in no particular order.
While I’m back in Canada this St. Patrick’s Day I’m thinking a lot about my time abroad and looking forward to my next visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!
Things To Know
I loved visiting and seeing all these places that are featured in this photo. If there’s a place in Ireland or Northern Ireland not listed here it’s likely because I didn’t go there (but wanted to), forgot to put it in, or didn’t have a decent photo to use. If you’re making a trip to Ireland or Northern Ireland you can book your hotel stay here.
Would you visit Ireland or Northern Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day?