St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland
Three years ago, I was marching with LSU’s Tigerband in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland! It was my very first time traveling out of the country, and what a wonderful experience it was!
I know I’ve been writing a ton of travel posts lately (sorry, not sorry), but when my fiancé gave me the idea for this post, I knew it was perfect! I was literally sitting there going, “What the heck am I going to blog about Friday?”, and he straight up looked at me and said, “Seriously? You went to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day. Write about that.”. After having a duh! moment, I started this post!
To give you a little background, I was a long-time band nerd. I was in marching band throughout high school and college, and I had a blast! Plus, I was able to travel for both going to football games and marching competitions. But my absolutely favorite trip of them all was going to Dublin to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Like I mentioned earlier, and in my Europe Backpacking Trip : Our 2-Week Itinerary post, this was my first time abroad. Sadly, my fiancé wasn’t in band with me at the time so he wasn’t there, but we made up for that later!
I’ll keep this post short and sweet and mostly just let you check out all the pictures, but we were only there for a few days. Most of us went to both the Old Jameson Distillery and the Guinness Brewery for tours and walked around the city. We also made a trip out to the Trinity College Library which was absolutely gorgeous! The evening after the parade, or the day before we we left, most of us went into the city to enjoy the live music and Irish pubs.
We had the option to pay more for an extra day in Ireland (which I sadly didn’t do), so those members were able to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Still jealous. If you want to check out a video of LSU’s Tigerband marching in the Parade, you can do so here or check out some of the many video’s of us goofing around here.
So here you go!
Going to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day was such an amazing trip! If you have any questions about it, or have a trip of your own to share, comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!