Eat a traditional Irish Boxty…
… I tried my first ever Boxty – tasty potato pancakes and dumplings – at Gallagher’s Boxty House; a charming restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar. With friendly staff, traditional music, Irish tipples and delicious food, what more could you ask for?
Listen to Irish folk music…
… nothing is more indicative of the Celtic holiday than folk tunes embodying struggle, passion and history. I was lucky enough to come across this little band in the Boxty house. The band started off as a quartet and as they played on diners joined in with singing, drums and even the spoons.
Quench your thirst….
… a visit to the Guinness Storehouse is a must when in Dublin. The experience starts by standing at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass, which rises up through the centre of the seven storey building. As you move through the museum you learn the secrets of Guinness and the passion of the man behind the pint, Arthur Guinness. When you finish the tour you are rewarded with your very own glass and endless views over Dublin from the Sky Bar. If you can’t make it there for St Patrick’s day then raise a glass of the black stuff with friends.
Get lost in a good book…
James Joyce is arguably one of Ireland’s most famous sons. A tour of the James Joyce Museum, Dublin cost five Euros and takes you through the challenges and triumphs of this famed avant-garde author and poet. This 17th March why not pick up a copy of Ulysses and read about Leopold Bloom as he travels through Dublin.
Happy St Patrick’s Day – Sláinte!
Contributor: Alexandra Pinhorn
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