St. Patrick’s Day, that magnificent day celebrated worldwide and turning everything green; celebrating Leprechauns, green beer and the snake rangler with the curly stick who spread Christianity far and wide.
It’s also a great day for drinking green beer and eating cake. I don’t believe there’s a religious significance in the ‘green-ness’ of the beer or the type of cake but chocolate is always good.
As the official home of all things St.Patrick, it would be remiss to not mention the amazing collection of related attractions, activities and eateries of course.
So here is our quick guide to enjoying a green and gluten free St.Patricks:
Visit Northern Ireland.
To get the full experience, follow the 92 mile route linking fifteen sites connected to St. Patrick.
Get started here: www.discovernorthernireland.com/stpatrick
The key sites are located in Bangor, Greyabbey, Armagh City, Downpatrick, North Down and Ards Peninsula (Newtownards being the biggest town in this area), Craigavon and Newry.
For the home of the St.Patrick’s Day parade you will have to visit Dublin.
The St. Patrick’s Day festival last three days (hangovers may last longer) and literally turns large parts of the city green. For full details go to www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Celebrate at Home.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home with some traditional Irish recipes.
The Irish are famous for their stews but an endless number of dishes can take on an Irish theme simply by adding a traditional ingredient such as bacon, potatoes (spuds), cider, mussels, Whiskey, lamb or salmon. (All sourced in Northern Ireland or Ireland of course).
For our American visitors, you can order Irish foods online at FoodIreland.com
Locals and visitors can find a selection of gluten free shops here.