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Dublin Pride: June 25, 2022 In 1983, the first large scale LGBTQ+ protest march took place in Dublin, Ireland. It was organized by the Dublin Lesbian & Gay Collective in response to the release of the murderers of a gay man named Declan Flynn. Since then, Dubliners have been marching in the thousands to support and celebrate LGBTQ+ rights, and Pride week continues to gather people around meet-ups, parties, lectures, marathons, and more. Gathering on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29th, 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and colourful costumes will lead off the parade. From O’Connell Street, the parade will turn on to Eden Quay and pass Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. The Parade will cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travel along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and end with a free and totally fun outdoor event in Merrion Square.

By a landslide, Dublin has the most tourist traffic on St. Patrick’s Day. Before COVID-19, more than half of Ireland’s entire population travels to Dublin for the country’s largest parade and street festival. If you dig day drinking and feeling perfectly lost in a sea of cheerful people (we’re talking like, so so many people), then Dublin is a must-add to your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list. Highlights: Watching the parade, soaking up the good vibes at the infamous Temple Bar (or just standing outside, because goooood luck!), and drinking a Guinness, because, well, when in Rome Dublin. Pro tip: Book everything in advance. Festival events, restaurants and hotels will be swamped with both locals and tourists. Traveling last minute? Hit the parade, but then head outside of city-center for drinks and sleep. How to celebrate in 2021: This year’s theme is Dúisigh Éire, or Awaken Ireland, and everyone is invited to help celebrate virtually via live broadcasting on SPF TV between March 12th- March 17th.

Ireland is considered the historical birthplace of Halloween, it’s no wonder Dublin is a top destination worldwide. A famed, annual ghoulish carnival takes to the streets, complete with spooky costumes, pumpkin lights, and *plenty* of sugary treats. This old city has a long history and is full of winding roads brimming with historical haunts- you might even spy a ghost.

Dublin is considered one of the best solo travel destinations in the world, the famous city is nestled in the very safe and friendly country of Ireland. Dublin boasts plenty of free museums, galleries, and historical monuments to fill up an itinerary. Along with quirky hostels to meet like-minded folk and elegant hotels, Dublin also has no shortage of famous Irish Pubs to enjoy conversing with locals and munch on, our favorite staple, fish & chips. Dublin is a great pit stop to any European adventure, as well as a safe option for first-time solo travelers.

By a landslide, Dublin has the most tourist traffic on St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, more than half of Ireland’s entire population travels to Dublin for the country’s largest parade and street festival. If you dig day drinking and feeling perfectly lost in a sea of cheerful people (we’re talking like, so so many people), then Dublin is a must-add to your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list. Highlights: Watching the parade on the 17th, soaking up the good vibes at the infamous Temple Bar (or just standing outside, because goooood luck!), and drinking a Guinness, because, well, when in Rome Dublin. Pro tip: Book everything in advance. Festival events, restaurants and hotels will be swamped with both locals and tourists. Traveling last minute? Hit the parade, but then head outside of city-center for drinks and sleep.

By a landslide, Dublin has the most tourist traffic on St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, more than half of Ireland’s entire population travels to Dublin for the country’s largest parade and street festival. If you dig day drinking and feeling perfectly lost in a sea of cheerful people (we’re talking like, so so many people), then Dublin is a must-add to your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list. Highlights: Watching the parade on the 17th, soaking up the good vibes at the infamous Temple Bar (or just standing outside, because goooood luck!), and drinking a Guinness, because, well, when in Rome Dublin. Pro tip: Book everything in advance. Festival events, restaurants and hotels will be swamped with both locals and tourists. Traveling last minute? Hit the parade, but then head outside of city-center for drinks and sleep.

By a landslide, Dublin has the most tourist traffic on St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, more than half of Ireland’s entire population travels to Dublin for the country’s largest parade and street festival. If you dig day drinking and feeling perfectly lost in a sea of cheerful people (we’re talking like, so so many people), then Dublin is a must-add to your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list. Highlights: Watching the parade on the 17th, soaking up the good vibes at the infamous Temple Bar (or just standing outside, because goooood luck!), and drinking a Guinness, because, well, when in Rome Dublin. Pro tip: Book everything in advance. Festival events, restaurants and hotels will be swamped with both locals and tourists. Traveling last minute? Hit the parade, but then head outside of city-center for drinks and sleep. How to celebrate in 2021: This year’s theme is Dúisigh Éire, or Awaken Ireland, and everyone is invited to help celebrate virtually via live broadcasting on SPF TV between March 12th- March 17th.

By a landslide, Dublin has the most tourist traffic on St. Patrick’s Day. Before COVID-19, more than half of Ireland’s entire population travels to Dublin for the country’s largest parade and street festival. If you dig day drinking and feeling perfectly lost in a sea of cheerful people (we’re talking like, so so many people), then Dublin is a must-add to your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list. Highlights: Watching the parade, soaking up the good vibes at the infamous Temple Bar (or just standing outside, because goooood luck!), and drinking a Guinness, because, well, when in Rome Dublin. Pro tip: Book everything in advance. Festival events, restaurants and hotels will be swamped with both locals and tourists. Traveling last minute? Hit the parade, but then head outside of city-center for drinks and sleep. How to celebrate in 2021: This year’s theme is Dúisigh Éire, or Awaken Ireland, and everyone is invited to help celebrate virtually via live broadcasting on SPF TV between March 12th- March 17th.

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