This is how you can enjoy a foodloving St. Patrick’s Day

    St Patrick's Festival 2020

    Still unsure how you’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?

    The National St. Patrick’s Festival taking place from 13 to 17 March has great entertainment in store and definitely an event to attend this year.

    This year it will celebrate hidden gems of flavourful delights from Ireland and abroad offering delicious food and beverages throughout a spectacular five-day programme, with tastes from shore to shore and overseas.

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    Merrion Square will be buzzing as this is where the Festival Village will be. Opening daily from noon to 6pm, the square will be transformed with bustling festivities over four days (14 to 17 March) of fantastic events, fun adventures and glorious treats.

    At the Food Village, you’ll be treated with a bounty of delicious food and beverages. You can tuck into the best of Ireland’s street food scene with an array of dishes using the very best local produce.

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    A new addition to the festival this year is The Treasures of Irish Food which will take place at Airfield Estate from 13 to 15 March. Explore the culinary and historical treasures throughout the estate with a range of fun farmyard activities from tasting fresh milk from the Estate, foraging in the hedgerows and looking back at historical recipes.

    You can also be a VIP attending the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin as a VIP ticket will offer you prime seats in the Festival Grandstand on Westmoreland Street, right in the heart of all the action. After the parade, you’ll be treated to a stunning four-course buffet lunch at the Westin Hotel including Irish beef fillet, baked Atlantic salmon, Irish gammon and slow-cooked tomato and basil gnocchi.

    For more information on tickets and the full programme, click here.