Dublin: The Land of Leprechauns
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is also the most populated; probably because of the never-ending line of events at this epicenter of fun. The city welcomes flights to Dublin in every season, where masses come with zeal to experience the rich Irish culture.
The most prominent fiesta on Dublin’s calendar is St. Patrick’s Day. Forming the core of the festival, colorful parades glam up the city with European street performers and pyrotechnics attract the audience. The firework shows seem to deafen spectators, in celebration of a Welshman who had freed Ireland of snakes. The festival holds it thrill for 5 days.
International airlines visit Dublin to particularly follow the musical line-up of renowned bands such as Kings of Leon and Groove Armada at the gap-filler of the Witness Festival, ‘Oxegen’. Another amazing musical event includes ‘Electric Picnic’, which is a combination of performance by art troupes as well as comedians. A lot of workshops and exhibitions are showcased during the ‘12 Points! Festival of Jazz’!!! Promising you a sassy mixture of jazz compositions!!!
In the summer, women gear up for the largest Women’s Marathon , which actually is a fund-raiser for charity and a noble cause in which everyone can participate, in reality; not just women!
Another interesting attraction, for which one must book in advance to get cheap tickets to Dublin , is the festival to tribute cocoa beans; the Temple Bar’s Chocolate Festival. This chocolate carnival will surely make your mouth water!
Autumn’s colors are enhanced with the Samhain festival, also known as Halloween. This is the largest night event in Dublin; where about 20,000 participants dress up in costumes and follow the Halloween spectacle from Parnell Square to Wood Quay.
A major sports event called the ‘Six Nations Rugby’ is organized in winter; the participating countries being France, Italy, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. Fans fly in masses during this peak season, so if you’re planning to find yourself cheap airline flights around this time, you’ll be hard on luck.
Winter brings its lively Christmas Day celebrations, just as spectacular as all of Dublin’s other preparations. Public transports are slow, people are enjoying with their loved ones and for some who party hard, pubs are open all night.
The city has a professional event called the ‘Fringe Festival’ which helps new companies introduce themselves but also tests the old hand companies to find places to invest in materials.
And the craziest festival, for chilled water enthusiasts is the ‘Liffey Swim’. This annual swimming race was initially undertaken by a few daring swimmers in 1920. The swim, attempted by around 400 people from all ages is downstream, starting from Rory O’ More Bridge, to the Custom House Quarry.