Bord Bia plans worldwide programme to showcase Ireland’s €13.5 billion food and drink industry on St. Patrick’s Day

Throughout March, Bord Bia will leverage the global celebrations around St. Patrick’s Day to launch a programme of targeted trade engagements and promotional campaigns across 18 countries. From Dubai to Dusseldorf, through its network of international offices, Bord Bia will bring a taste of Ireland to the world by coordinating promotional activities and events aimed […]

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with incredible stories of how the Irish have changed the world

For centuries the Irish have had an impact on the world far beyond what you would expect for a tiny nation on the edge of Europe. Available in time for St Patrick’s Day, ‘What Have the Irish Ever Done for Us?’ by David Forsythe is an illustrated collection of the wonderful ways the Irish have […]

AA Warns Motorists To Exercise Caution ahead of cold/potentially Snowy St. Patrick’s Day

Motorists are being advised to drive with extra caution over the St. Patrick’s weekend, as Met Eireann has warned of a low risk of snow in parts of the east and south-east. While any expected snowfall is expected to be relatively minor, combined with route disruptions because of festivals and a higher risk of drink-driving, […]

ALONE call on public to remember older people affected by emigration this St. Patricks Day

 This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, 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.   The number of Irish people leaving […]

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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