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St. Patrick's Day Activity Guide

St Patrick’s Day is probably the best day to be Irish! Here at Yellow Machine we’ve got the activity list of dreams, with the best of Irish culture, cuisine and entertainment in Dublin’s fair city to make sure you have a craicing Paddy’s Day!


Before you hit one of the many fun activities taking place across the city, make sure to satisfy them impending hunger cues before a busy day. At Abrakebabra, you’re sure to find something to tempt you from their menu. The delicious Loaded Fries are a popular addition to the menu, and there’s a range of flavours to choose from, including Original, Katsu, Aussie and Rodeo. If Kebabs are more your thing, you’re in luck! Famous for their kebabs, there’s a delicious selection on offer, including Vegetarian Falafel and Doner. Start your fun-filled day off in the best (and tastiest) way and make Abrakebabra your first stop. #DiscoverMagicFood

Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Village

Running for its fifth year in Ireland, the Irish Craft Beer and Whiskey Village, taking place in the main hall in the RDS, is a true celebration of beer, cider, whiskey, artisan food and entertainment. This festival is indoors so you don’t need to worry about the weather as you browse the stalls, enjoy a masterclass or two and soak up the festive atmosphere and live music from a variety of musical acts. Open from noon – 11pm, and only €10 entry, make sure you make this unique event part of your St. Patricks Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

If you want to see the main event of the day, make sure to get yourself to the St. Patrick’s Day parade taking place in Dublin City Centre, starting at Parnell Square from 12pm. ‘Imagine If…’ is the theme for the event, inspired by the youth of Ireland as they look to the future, so expect to see lots of bright colours and spectacular performances. As this is Ireland’s most popular festive event, get there early for a good view. It’s also essential that you wear some sort of green paraphernalia, otherwise you’re just not doing it right.

See Dublin By Bike: Easter Rising Cycle Tour

If crowds aren’t your thing, but you’d still like to soak up the culture of the day, ‘See Dublin By Bike’ Easter Rising Special might just be of interest to you. Taking you on a journey through some of the main sites of the Easter 1916 Rising, you will have a brilliant opportunity to spend your afternoon being active, while also enjoying the rich history and unique atmosphere of Dublin City. To book and for enquiries, email:

The Meeting House

After working up an appetite during a day of activities, The Meeting House, located in Dublin’s cultural quarter in Temple Bar, is the ideal way to spend your evening. Offering a delicious range of Burmese haute inspired cuisine, exceptional cocktails, a beautiful artistic interior and a buzzing atmosphere, there’s no better place to complete your day of Irish celebrations.

The Dingle Film Festival

Don’t party too hard on St. Patrick’s night – as you’ve got an exciting jam-packed weekend ahead of you at the Dingle Film Festival! The festival offers exclusive screenings from Ireland and across the globe, covering all genres of film. The excitement kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day and runs right through to Sunday. One of our amazing clients, Plain Sailing Films, are launching their first feature-length film, Shoebox Memories at the festival at 6pm on Friday the 18th and believe us… this is definitely one you don’t want to miss! For more information on the weekend, including how to get there and where to stay, check out

These exciting activities and delicious restaurants are sure to keep you entertained during one of our favourite days of the year. Happy St. Patricks Day!


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