14th March 2019 - 18th March 2019
From Thursday March 14th to Monday March 18th, Dublin is set to host thousands of visitors, all arriving to join locals in a five-day celebration of Irish culture over St. Patrick's weekend.
St. Patrick’s Festival is without a doubt the biggest celebration of a national identity worldwide. Once held over one day, the festival grown to a multi-day celebration with fantastic events happening in and around the Irish capital. Even though St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world, spending this famous national holiday in Dublin is truly a special, unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family. Established to promote Ireland internationally as a creative, professional and sophisticated country to increase economic growth, it is nowadays Ireland’s leading arts festival taking place annually around St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th.
Situated in the vibrant Docklands area and within walking distance to all the action happening in Dublin city centre, The Marker Hotel is the perfect base when attending the St. Patrick’s festivities. Providing exceptional hospitality and excellent service in atmospheric and luxurious surroundings, The Marker Hotel’s team look forward to creating a memorable St. Patrick’s weekend for you, your family and friends. Enjoy the best of Irish produce at the award-winning Brasserie restaurant and St. Patrick’s Day themed drinks at The Marker Bar. For those staying the night, The Marker Hotel offers various rooms to suit everyone’s needs.
Enjoy five days and nights of Irish culture, entertainment and music in the heart of Ireland’s capital. Avail of The Marker Hotel’s exclusive offers and packages to get even more out of your experience
The Marker Hotel on Grand Canal Square will join the many iconic local sites and spaces across the city turning green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and will illuminate its façade green on Thursday March 14th.
Celebrate the occasion with us by availing of a special St. Patrick’s Day themed cocktail or a traditional pint of Guinness at The Marker Bar.
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. On St. Patrick's Day, you’ll be greeted with fresh shamrocks and a full Irish breakfast at our award-winning Brasserie restaurant to set up for the day. After the parade. indulge in a Marker culinary classic with our Charolais Irish Beef Burger which was 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.
Explore the vibrant Docklands and surrounding areas with one of The Marker Hotel’s complimentary walking routes. Visit local sites and nearby attractions to learn more about Dublin’s culture and heritage or immerse in Dublin’s rich food and drink scene. If you’re looking for some adventures, take the activity trail.
On the morning of Ireland’s national holiday, avail of our complimentary shuttle buses right at The Marker Hotel’s doorstep which will bring you to the heart of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. We recommend stopping off at the parade before exploring Dublin’s rich food and pub scene.
The parade itself is set to start at 12 noon on O’Connell Street but our Concierge 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.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Festival celebrates Ireland’s rich heritage of storytelling. The five-day family-focused programme showcases the very best of Ireland’s traditional and contemporary “Scéalaíocht Agus Seanchaí” (stories and storytellers).
Through storytelling, fascinating Irish mythology and defining historical moments with villains and heroes, as well as life-rich, contemporary stories are passed on from generation to generation.
Using music, spoken word, visual art, literature, film, theatre, street performance and circus, this year’s festival celebrates Ireland’s world-renowned and deep-rooted connection with storytelling by bringing ancient tales and contemporary narratives to life.
The St. Patrick’s Festival parade is without a doubt the highlight of the multi-day celebration. Every year national and international street theatre and pageant companies present their magnificent creations and artistic interpretations of the annual theme. Additionally, bands will bring dynamic rhythms and uplifting musical scores to Dublin’s streets.
Kicking off at noon from Parnell Street, the parade will head along O’Connell Street and Dame Street before travelling around St. Patrick’s Cathedral and ending at Kevin Street. In total, the parade last approximately 2 hours, but if you stay in one spot, it will all pass in 45 minutes.
As huge crowds are expected, an early start (before 10am) is recommended – or alternatively head towards the end of the route. Avail of The Marker Hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to be there in time
START TIME DATE
12 pm 17th March
For the first time, Dublin’s Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village for the St. Patrick’s Festival. Running from March 16th to March 18th, the three-day Festival Village will boast fun-filled and action-packed events for all ages, as well as a world food market serving Irish and international dishes.
Look forward to a jam-packed programme that will feature science shows and workshops, live music, circus and street theatre performances, village hall talks, children’s readings and discos. If you’re keen to learn more about Irish culture, make sure to visit the Gaeltacht area.
Saturday & Monday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 2pm – 6pm
From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, from art galleries to river trips, the Docklands truly has something for everyone.
The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38, Ireland
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