Don't rain on my parade
Why are there no snakes in Ireland? Because according to legend, St Patrick banished them all. St Patrick was a missionary in Ireland and legend also claims he used the shamrock, a three-leaf clover, to explain the idea of the Trinity when converting the locals.
St Patrick's Day is celebrated all over the world on March 17 with parades, shamrocks, wearing the colour green, Irish food and Irish drink. So if you're up for the craic here are some great places to raise a glass or two.
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Murano glass chandeliers and blood red sofas: the design is opulent and drinks are delightful in one of Dublin's most stylish night spots.
Smooth speakeasy style bar in which to enjoy a classic cocktail as they dye the river green for the parade.
Stylish spot to kick of your evening before the St Padddy's shenanigans begin in full.
Spot on cocktails and excellent grub for those who want an alternative way to spend St Patrick's day.