St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
Who Was St. Patrick?
Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.
In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well-known legend of St. Patrick is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.
St. Patricks Festival 2024
The world famous St. Patricks Festival Parade in Dublin takes place on Sunday 17th March 2024 starting at 12 midday. Winding its way through the streets of Ireland’s capital city from Parnell Street on the north to Kevin Street on the south, our national St. Patricks Day Parade will delight and entertain the hundreds pf thousands that line the parade route. A cast of Ireland’s most dynamic and innovate performers, musicians, dancers and artists will be joined by world-class marching bands who travel from around the globe to take part in this amazing bucket-list event.
Why choose Carlton Dublin Airport for your stay?
We are conveniently located next to the airport and just five minutes from the motorways. Carlton Dublin Airport provides a complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle buss and electric charging points for guests arriving by car along with competitive car parking rates!
If you're looking to unwind Carlton hotel is conveniently located on the main bus corridor to Dublin City Centre. Just outside the hotel guests can hop on any of the below lines and be in the heart of the city centre in 15mins: 16A, 41 A/B/C, 33A/B and 46X. Timetables, Route Planners and Real Time information can be found on DublinBus.ie.
We offer family rooms, ensuring everyone in your family can join and enjoy the holiday together! Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport offers you family accommodation with all the essential comforts of home.
Enhance your experience with an incredible dinner at Runway 28, our Rooftop Bar & Restaurant. Situated on a rooftop terrace with exclusive front-row seats to Dublin's busiest airport runway, our restaurant is all about giving you a memorable dining experience. We're open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday and serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Join us and savor the delight where incredible food meets inspiring views! Learn More!