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St. Patrick's Weekend at The Marker Hotel
Whether you are looking to ignite your spirit of adventure this St. Patrick's weekend or sit back and enjoy the tranquil views of our beautiful city, The Marker Hotel promises total sanctuary in the city, while making sure you are right in the heart of the action too.
From Thursday March 15th, Dublin is set to host thousands of visitors for a five day celebration of our vibrant Irish culture. An exciting week in the Irish calendar, St. Patrick's weekend is always made more special by friends and loved ones coming home to celebrate. Our team look forward to beginning the celebrations here at The Marker and to honour the occasion, we have curated our own schedule of Irish festivities making The Marker the perfect location to host your family gathering or party! For those wishing to stay, we have limited rooms availability left - click here to book! For a unique guide to Dublin, check out what Irish band Kodaline have to say below!
Thursday March 15th: Greening the city
A host of major landmarks and iconic sites around the world and indeed around Ireland will illuminate green for St Patrick's Day on March 15th 2018. We will be celebrating our fourth year of the St. Patrick’s Day festival by illuminating our façade green on Grand Canal Square. Mark the occasion with us by sipping on a special St. Patricks Day cocktail or a traditional pint of Guinness in our Marker Bar.
Friday March 16th: Discover our neighbourhood
Our culinary team will be displaying the best of Irish produce from the moment you arrive with a fresh Galway Bay oyster and glass of Guinness presented on check-in with a complimentary Irish porter cake delivered to your room during turndown service.
After you check in, take time to explore Dublin with one of our complimentary walking tours of the area. Learn all about Dublin's Docklands and the surrounding areas visiting local sites such as The Design Tower, which was previously a sugar factory and today is home to award winning designers & artists, the Jeanie Johnson which is a replica famie ship docked on the River Liffey and Dublin's newest €15million interactive experience - EPIC Ireland where you can trace your Irish lineage.
Now that you have gotten your bearings - retreat to our award-winning Spa & Wellness for the afternoon. Complimentary to all of our guests, explore our state of the art Wellness facilities which include a 23 metre infinity pool, eucalyptus infused steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. As March is a month for celebrating the best of Ireland, our Spa & Wellness team have devised a 60 minute "Vitamin Sea" treatment which utilises the all-natural benefits of spirulina algae found in our surrounding seas. Rich in antioxidants, this oxygenating, deep cleansing spirulina facial will balance and nourish the skin through exfoliation and massage. The application of a natural spirulina algae masque, stimulates circulation and detoxifies the skin which promotes collagen production. High in protein, minerals and botanical extracts, this treatment improves cell function and combats premature ageing, leaving the complexion with a healthy, radiant glow. While the spirulina masque works its wonders, our energising green mud containing phyto, will be applied to the feet. To book your Vitamin Sea treatment, call our spa team on 01-6875194 or email email@example.com
If yoga is how you choose relax, practice atop our stunning Rooftop Terrace or have one of our yoga boxes delivered to your door and practice in the comfort of your own room! To add a yoga box to your room, or check availability of our Rooftop for yoga practice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-6875100
Saturday March 17th: Irish for a weekend
It's true - everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick's Weekend. With that in mind, our team have devised an itinerary for the main event to help make your experience an unforgettable one!
Greeted with fresh shamrocks the morning of St. Patrick's Day, wander down to our award-winning Brasserie before tucking into a full Irish breakfast to set you up for the day. Avail of our complimentary shuttle buses outside the hotel to bring you to the heart of the St. Patrick's Day festivities, where some of Ireland’s leading street theatre and pageant companies will be on show.The parade itself is set to start at 12 noon on O’Connell Street but our Concierge and local Dubliner Barry White, recommends you stop off before the parade at one of Dublin's oldest pubs, Mulligan's to experience one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin. Mulligans is renowned for its unique regulars and it is rumoured that the Guinness quality team visit thrice weekly!
If we know one thing in Ireland, it’s food! Ireland punches above its weight in this sector and the food scene in Ireland and its capital city Dublin has exploded with a delicious trail of exciting restaurants, gastro-pubs, coffee shops and bakeries. If you are looking to experience lunch in town after the parade, we recommend exploring The Bailey on Duke Street, The Hairy Lemon on Stephen Street Lower or for a tradtional Irish pub experience, try Toners or Doheny & Nesbitt's.
After the parade, warm yourself up with a whiskey in the Dingle Whiskey Bar on Nassau Street before getting back on the shuttle bus at St. Stephen's Green North to return for more celebrations at The Marker. Ireland's rugby team will be playing against England in the Six Nations Championship and we will be screening the match live in our Bar on our screens. Indulge in a Marker culinary classic during the match with our Charolais Irish Beef Burger which was recently named by The Sunday Business Post as the "Best Swanky Burger in Dublin". Served with all the trimmings, our burger comes with rosemary fries and a pint of Guinness for €20.
It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without experiencing the thrill of a traditional Irish music session - settle back in front of the fire, pint in hand and listen to the enchanting musical storytelling from our live trad band! Before retiring for the evening, be sure to have your night cap amongst the stars on our Rooftop Bar & Terrace. Featuring the best views of Dublin, you'll be able to see the city in all it's glory - from the city skyline, to the Dublin mountains and out to sea.
Sunday March 18th: A little R&R
A weekend of celebrations, calls for a day of relaxation and recovery. Make the most of the bank holiday with our newest spa package "Stay Sunday, Spa Monday" package for €195 per person sharing. Stay with us on Sunday evening in a luxurious bedroom avoiding all thoughts of “Sunday fear” and enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast in our Brasserie before wandering down to our award winning Spa and Wellness for a one hour treatment each.
All of our luxury accommodation packages include access to our stunning Spa and Wellness, a perfect space to unwind after a weekend of Irish adventure, complimentary Wi-Fi, turndown service and a morning newspaper delivered to your room.
For any overseas guests travelling on throughout Ireland, our concierge team will be on hand to help you navigate your way, whether you plan on travelling by car, bus or train! To contact our concierge team, please email email@example.com or call 01-6875100