17 Alternative Things To Do For Paddy's Day 2018

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My top picks of events happening For Paddy’s Day This Year:

Event- In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy (March 15th) More dates

Location- St. Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2 (at Molly Malone statue)

Description- Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick? Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national Patron Saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides led by the renowned Dublin historian Pat Liddy.

This captivating tour will take in ancient sites including those around the two great medieval cathedrals of Dublin, Christ Church & St. Patrick. See the places that most tourists and many Dubliners miss and discover the fascinating history and truth behind the legend of St. Patrick.

English and German tours available.

Cost- Adults: €16, Concession: €14 (includes entrance St. Patrick’s Cathedral)

Time- 10.30


Event- Where We Live: MADE IN DUBLIN (March 15th)

Location- The Complex, 15 Little Green St, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Description- Made In Dublin is an installation of sound and vision that plays out a series of infinitely unfolding events around the movement of people caught up in time and place. And that place is Dublin.

The work builds on Doyle’s Dublin photography, with designs by Sweeney and sound by Donohoe, It has no beginning or end, playing itself continuously throughout, with each scene unique to the moment, never to be seen or heard again.

Made In Dublin is a panorama of the city: its fabric, populations and light — each shaping and wearing away at the autonomy of the other. Dublin appears in a continuous state of passing through, embroiled in some kind of choreography, with individual journeys compacting repetitively into the same streets. Made In Dublin reveals a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00

Event- Port Walks (March 15th)

Location- Dublin Port, Dublin 1

Description-  This podcast walking tour connects local Dublin Port recreational walkers with Seafarers who come into Dublin Port each day.  The Great South Wall at the entrance to Dublin Port is a jetty extending 2km into Dublin Bay. Ships entering Dublin Port pass very closely by the wall. Walkers there can feel the vibrations of the ships as they move past, but although the distance is small, the gap appears unbridgeable.

This unique series of audio podcasts is engaging and enlightening in equal measure and provides a fascinating insight into how containers transformed and shaped not only shipping and seafaring but also global trade, production and consumption, ships as homes away from homes for seafarers who try to stay close to family and loved ones while away at sea and the many factors shaping the shipping industry now and how they point towards autonomous ships as the next innovation.

Walkers on the Great South Wall and around Dublin Bay are invited to Download, Walk & Listen

Cost- Free

Time- 12.00


Event- The Guinness Supper Club (March 15th)

Location- The Brewers Dining Hall, Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8

Description- Exploring the theme of ‘Home,’ St. Patrick’s Festival and the Guinness Storehouse are coming together to deliver an extraordinary beer and food event.

Celebrating the Irish creators and innovators across the world who are making great things happen; the Guinness Storehouse is welcoming home an internationally acclaimed Irish chef. The one-off Supper Club series sees a collaboration between the Guinness Storehouse and Ian Doyle, Head Chef of Oaxen Krog, Stockholm, formerly of Noma – two forces known for their dedication to their craft and quality.

The menu will feature the very best Irish meat and seafood, paired with bold tasting beers and served up with great conversation, live music, contemporary storytelling and all the magic that can be expected from home of Guinness.

The evening will culminate in the world-famous Gravity Bar, where guests will raise a glass and celebrate St. Patrick’s Festival overlooking the Dublin skyline.

Cost- €75

Time- 20.00

Event-  Saint Patrick’s Week Pub Crawl (March 16th)

Location- J.W. Sweetman, 1-2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

Description- A series of pub crawls taking in the best of Irish history, culture, and music during St. Patrick’s Week. We’ll be running our usual brand of pub crawls for visitors to the city and locals seeking to explore the pubs of their home city a bit more thoroughly.

We’ll be visiting 4 pubs along the way, each with a unique history, vibrant atmosphere, and some traditional Irish music.

Cost- €21.59 (includes finger food in one of the pubs)

Time- 15.00-19.00


Event- Guinness in the Liberties – Exclusive Guided Tour (March 16th)

Location- Starting point St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Patrick’s Street, Dublin 8

Description- Let yourself be taken on a mysterious guided tour of the back streets of Dublin 8’s Liberties quarter. The Guinness family have helped shape Dublin’s past in this area since Arthur Guinness famously signed the lease on the St. James’s Gate site in 1759.

Experience contemporary Dublin through a historic lens as commissioned street artists re-imagine photographs from Guinness Archive and pop into the local nooks and crannies to meet some of today’s locals who live and work in the vicinity.

Cost- €7 heritage walk only, €15 heritage walk plus entry into Open Gate Brewery which includes a paddle board to taste four beer variants

Time- Tours begin at 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Event-  Phuket – let’s brunch! (March 17th)

Location- Opium, 26 Wexford Street

Description- The ultimate boozy brunch event is here. Join us in Opium on St. Patrick’s day for a pan-Asian inspired brunch with welcome cocktails and DJs playing the best of R&B and Disco.

Brunchers are invited to the recently revamped Opium to explore a unique Asian fusion brunch, with the sitting from 12pm until 1.30pm. Keep the buzz going with a day full of Rugby and cheering on the Boys in Green with the Six Nations screening in the Botanical Garden.

Cost- Bruncher tickets include one brunch main and a welcome cocktail for €15. Feeling boozy? Upgrade to a bottomless mimosa brunch ticket for an extra €10

Time- 14.00-15.30


Event- Oldskool, The Evolution Of Hiphop (March 17th)

Location- The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street

Description- Oldskool return to perform their full live show ‘the evolution of hip hop’ at Dublin’s sugar club on st. Patrick’s day, Saturday march 17th

Cost- €20.99

Time- 21.00


Event- City at Play: Funfairs (March 17th-19th)

Location- Merrion Square, Dublin 2 & Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Description- From waltzers to family attractions to the carousel, there is something for everyone at the Festival Funfairs.  Dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air.

A firm festival favourite, the Funfairs will light up the city with colourful carnival fairgrounds.  Whether you are young or young at heart, come along!

Cost- Varied

Time- 11.00


Event- Uptown Top Ranking presents an Irish Reggae and Ska Special (March 17th)

Location- The Turks Head, Parliament Street

Description- A special night of Irish Reggae and Ska

Cost- Free

Time- 21.00


Event- Leprechaun Chase 2018 (March 17th)

Location- Blackrock Park, Dublin

Description- The Blackrock Leprechaun Chase is in it’s third year and has become a firm family favourite for St Patrick’s Day. After two very successful events, the Blackrock Business Network can’t wait to welcome families and friends to another fun-filled day in Blackrock Park and Village.

The Leprechaun Chase kicks off at 12 noon at the Bandstand in Blackrock Park. Put on your finest festive outfit and chase our lucky Leprechauns about 1.5km around the park on the hunt to find their pot of gold.

Yes, this year we’ve added to the fun and will have more than one Leprechaun to follow and spot along the route!

Cost- Adults €5, Children €4

Time- 12.00-15.00


Event- St Patricio’s Day (March 17th)

Location- Wigwam,Middle Abbey Street

Description- St Patricio’s Day is a collision of the two best cultures – Ireland & Brazil on St Patricks Day… A mishmash of the cream of Irish & Brazilian Musicians, with appearances from Disco É Cultura & Amica and a screening of the Live Six Nations match there’ll be no better place to cheer on Ireland on Paddies Day than Wigwam…

On the day there’ll be a range of BrazIrish collabs including Rum Baby Guinnesses & Tricolour Capirhanas …The fate of the best fries ingredient will be sealed as we pit the Cassava against the Spud in a Cassava/Spud Basketball contest

Cost- Free Entry

Time- 14.00


Event- Sober St.Patrick’s Day (March 17th)

Location- The Clockwork Door,15 Wellington Quay

Description- Do you want to celebrate Ireland’s National Day fully in control of your body and mind? Do you want to wake up fresh the next day full of great memories? Do you want to stuff yourself with baked goods and treats of all types? Do you like playing games, and laughing and meeting great people? Do you like all the great Rollercoasters in Disney land?

Well you’ll have to go to Disneyland for the rollercoasters but we have everything else sorted. The Clockwork Door is putting on one hell of a day full of games and mixers at this very special closed-door event. You’ll have to know the password to get in, which will be announced a few days before. The craic will be mighty, the morning after will be fine.

Cost- Free To Attend (from what I can see)

Time- 12.00-22.00


Event- St Patrick’s Weekend at Johnnie Fox’s Pub (March 17th- 19th)

Location- Johnnie Fox’s pub, Glencullen, Co. Dublin

Description- It’s that time of year again, St Patrick’s Day! You can’t get more Irish or more traditional than Johnnie Fox’s Pub, and this year is set to be our biggest yet!

Join us for a drink, a meal or just the craic! We have a jam-packed weekend with live music throughout the day from 3.30pm and then there’s the big one; The Six Nations & for the Grand Slam 2018 with Ireland taking on England at 2.45pm shown in our new haggart area, this is a Saturday at the pub that’s not to be missed!

Cost- Free To Attend

Time- 11.00

Event- St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race (March 18th)

Location- Start Line on St. Stephens Green

Description- For the more energetic festival goers, take part in the annual Festival 5K Road Race! The course takes you through the heart of beautiful Georgian Dublin and is suitable for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes. You can be assured of a lively atmosphere as street performers, face painters and musicians will be on hand to entertain, and spectators line the route to cheer you on.

Race participants can relax afterwards and take a leisurely stroll down to Merrion Square where the Festival Big Day Out will be in full swing.

Cost- €20

Time- 11.55


Event- Festival Big Day Out (March 18th)

Location- Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Description- See Merrion Square transform with a vibrant day-long street carnival, bursting with street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, Irish Language activities and of course a festival Céilí.

Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy in Defender Run or shoot down aliens in the Space Invaders gallery in the interactive Reality Arcade inspired by classic retro games where it’s up to you to bring the games to life.

Enter a world of fantasy and be inspired by mysterious storytelling by torchlight, shadow puppets, illustration and an exciting adventure puzzle room where Dublin UNESCO City of Literature’s Citywide read ‘Making Millions’ will come to life in a Georgian House. Catch a special reading from the book by the author Erica McCann.

Prepare to have your mind blown while experimenting with cutting edge technology in the Science Foundation Ireland science zone and marvel at skilled jugglers, illusionists, theatrical wizardry. Laugh your socks off at hilarious comedy, witty banter and fun, quirky performances.

There is sure to be something for all the family to enjoy.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.55

Event- St Patrick’s Day Twerkshop! (March 20th)

Location- The Real Dance Studio, 83 Camden Street Lower

Description- Twerk away that post-St Patrick’s day booze with an extra spicy Twerkshop. The Class comprises of an energetic warm- up, sweat sequence, twerkout and meditation section.

There are very limited spaces so get your ticket today.

Come dressed in a splash of green!

Cost- €11.40

Time- 18.40-19.40


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  • Corina says:

    Amazing post thanks for all your hard work, this is so handy to have x

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