Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – The AA Roadwatch Guide

Main photo by Hongreddotbrewhouse, used under CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence. It’s time to dust off your green jumper and pin on those shamrocks. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday this year, there’s a full weekend to honour our patron saint and all things Irish. If you’re travelling to any of the festivities, or simply making a […]

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Public transport on St. Patrick’s Day: what do I need to know?

St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest party of the year, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to be on the streets to celebrate on Friday 17th March. Many of you will be on the move around the country, so we’ve put together this guide to using public transport on the day. Below, you will […]

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St Patrick’s Day 2016 – A Travel Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to don the green feather boas and the tricolour and embrace our national holiday – St Patrick’s Day. A number of colourful and fun-filled parades will descend on towns and villages across the county this Thursday 17th March to celebrate our patron saint. Here at AA Roadwatch, […]

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IRISH TV Live Broadcast Brings New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade To Ireland And UK For First Time Ever

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest and most renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade in America, will be broadcast live for the first time ever in Ireland and the UK on March 17th St. Patrick’s Day Parade officials have partnered with IRISH TV to facilitate the international broadcast of the 255th annual […]

Luas Strikes – St Patrick’s Day & Easter Weekend

Luas commuters can expect further disruption to services later this month after SIPTU employees voted to hold additional strikes. A planned strike for Tues 8th March has been called off but disruption to services is expected on St Patrick’s Day (Thursday, 17th March). Strikes are also planned throughout the Easter weekend, on Sunday 27th and […]

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Emigration has left older people ALONE this St. Patricks Day

This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that provides services to older people in need, is highlighting one of the less obvious effects of emigration on our society. ALONE report that the continued high levels of emigration, particularly of our young people, is leaving thousands of older people without familial support systems they once had.   ALONE […]

Emigration has left older people ALONE this St. Patricks Day

This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that provides support to older people in need, is highlighting one of the lesser known effects of emigration. ALONE report an increase in the number of older people requiring their services as a direct result of their children and grandchildren emigrating.   Recent Eurostat figures showed that Ireland now has […]

Everybody’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day- Corrigan Brothers new single releases March 12th

Ireland’s Corrigan Brothers , the band from Limerick  whose International Hit “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” charted all over the world and saw them invited to President Obama’s Inauguration release “everybody’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day” to celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick. Guitarist with the band, Brian Corrigan said “We wanted […]

Tourism Ireland Announces ‘Global Grenning’ Lineup for ST Patrick’s DayY 2014

 UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra, the Holmenkollen ski jump and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for St Patrick’s 2014 –   Tourism Ireland has lined up a fairytale ending for St Patrick’s Day this   year, as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris, the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the UNESCO World […]

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