Dublin rolls out green carpet for Paddys and Patricias on St Patrick's Day
You’ll have more reason that usual to lift a glass and toast the Irish patron saint this week if your name happens to be Patrick or Patricia (or derivatives thereof) and you find yourself in Dublin.
With St Patrick’s Day only a few days away, Guinness Storehouse in the city is offering free entry to their premises on the 17th once you are named after the saint.
The free access on Thursday coincides with the launch of the 10th St Patrick’s Festival Celebrations, reports the Irish Independent.
Managing Director, Paul Carty says it will be a day of fun and celebrations with a special green carpet rolled out for the Patricks from all over the world. Indeed every linked name from Paddy to Pedro to Podge will gain free entry. Cases can and, no doubt, will also be also made for Icelandic Patrekurs and Maori Pararikis among others.
The organisers say they will provide a full list of Patrick variants which they will accept for free entry on its website.
For the rest, it will mean having to pay €20 to partake in the fun and games on offer.
The St. Patrick’s Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday of this week.
Aside from the city’s parade, there will also be funfairs for visitors to enjoy around the city at Merrion Square and Custom House Quay.
Last year, the Guinness Storehouse came out on top at the World Travel Awards when it was named ‘Europe’s leading tourist attraction.’