Ahhh St Patrick’s Day. 24 hours to kick up your heels globally in observation of Ireland’s patron saint, history and culture in general. Feasting and drinking and kissing, oh my!
History (and Google) can tell us that March 17th has been a celebrated day well before it was officially made a Feast Day in the early 17th century paying homage to Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. What the modern day public generally adheres to though is a call to anyone, be they Irish or not, to wear green (or else suffer a pinch!), enjoy some parades, stuff yourself silly on corned beef and cabbage and have a bit o’ fun.
As luck would have it, Pavlus Travel can help get you to where it all began AND keep your pockets heavy enough to buy a round of pints at a local pub - like the famous Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin where you can get a 360-degree view of the famed city and enjoy the king of all beers.
Or, spend an afternoon exploring St Patrick’s Rock of Cashel. It is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Ireland and consists of a breathtaking group of medieval buildings fixed on an outcrop of limestone that ascends 300 feet above the Golden Vale of Tipperary in Cashel.
You can also make your way along the Atlantic coastline to the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher where, if you are visiting during St Patrick’s day weekend, you can join in the festivities that typically include face-painting and local musicians and dancers and immerse yourself in Irish heritage and culture while being surrounded by astonishing views.
And no trip to Ireland would be complete without a chance to join in one of its most famous customs, kissing the Blarney Stone. Take a day to travel through County Cork to Blarney Castle then lay back, pucker up and get ready to be bestowed with the gift of eloquence. All the better to describe the fascinating people, exquisite sites and rich history of the Emerald Isle to your friends and family when you get home.
These are just a sampling of the countless wonders that await you. Be sure to join us this Thursday for a ONE DAY IRELAND SALE and discover where else you can explore on one of the many escorted tours Globus’ Family of Brands offers. Can’t wait? Call 800.528.9300 now and get itinerary details today!