St. Patrick’s Day, well-known as Paddy’s Day to locals is just around the corner. And what better place to experience the day at its best than Dublin? 

Even better, this year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, with Monday as a bank holiday, which means a weekend full of celebrations and fun, to enjoy Irish culture at its best. 

If you are visiting Dublin or planning for things to do in Dublin for the Paddy’s Day weekend, we’ve compiled a list for you to make the best of it. Check it out below: 

1. Head Outdoors: Away From The Crowd

Want to avoid the city mayhem for a bit? Go for a forested stroll and even better head towards the Dublin mountains and into Zipit Forest Adventures for 3 hours of treetop fun including swinging and climbing obstacles and of course, what Zipit is most famous for, Zipling! Make sure you pre-book your tickets at to avoid last-minute disappointments. 

Following your adventure, go for a walk in Tibradden Woods, and grab lunch from the Hazel House Cafe, while taking in the beautiful views of the Dublin landscape. 

2.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The main event and a MUST-SEE on your list is the parade on Paddy’s Day. We bet you won’t regret standing among half a million people watching the colourful float, starting from Parnell Square, and finishing off at the junction of Cuffee Street and Kevin Street. 

Quick tip: Arrive early, because you wouldn’t want to be stuck behind rows of people, trying to get a good glimpse of the parade.

3. Enjoy Traditional Music In An Irish Pub

Head to a local Irish Pub to enjoy a lively trad music session. A local pub near Zipit is Merry Ploughboy, the home of the Irish Night Show and all about the Irish song tradition, it is a must-visit to enjoy the energy of the classic balladeer. 

One of the most famous ones is Johnnie Fox’s Pub, one of the oldest pubs in Ireland, established in 1798. Good news, it’s just a 10-minute drive from Zipit Forest Adventures.

If you’d prefer to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the City Centre, you won’t need to spend much time looking for a pub serving Guinness, although you might spend some time queuing for a drink. 

4. Keep An Eye Around For The ‘Greened’ Landmarks

Some of Dublin’s most well-known buildings ‘Go Green’ on St. Patrick’s Day, quite literally, including the Custom House, Dublin Castle, and the entrance to Stephen’s Green among others. 

There’s a lot going on in Dublin during St.Patrick’s weekend spoiling you with choices! However, ensure that you plan ahead to avoid last-minute stress and chaos. 

We’re already feeling lucky, with Paddy’s Day just around the corner. Are you?