St.Patricks Festival 2011 – Dublin Accommodation

17th March is the date of St.Patrick’s Day, the national holiday of Ireland. It began purely as a Catholic holiday and became a national feast day in the early 17th Century. Over time it has gradually become a more secular occasion and the emphasis has turned more towards a celebration of Ireland’s culture and identity.

St.Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world among Irish diasporas and increasingly in Great Britain and America, among those with no Irish connections at all. So why not visit Ireland itself for St.Patrick’s Day 2011 and see how the Irish celebrate themselves. Dublin is a great city to visit with so much heritage and culture, so why not treat yourself to a week in Dublin and truly take in what Ireland has to offer.

On 17th March 1996 Dublin held its first ‘St.Patrick’s day festival’ which was a new annual event created in an attempt to develop a new international festival that would “reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on national and world stages and act as a showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland.” The next year it was expanded to a three day event and the festival has since grown to become a four day festival.  Now over a million people attend each year and the festival is growing in popularity and fame every year.

Dublin has plenty of accommodation options with hotels from small budget B&Bs to large luxury hotels.  However these will always only ever offer the usual one room/en-suite combination which can often be quite a compact, mind-numbingly boring option. That’s why more and more people are choosing serviced apartments in Dublin as their accommodation of choice. A Dublin serviced apartment offers all the comfort and luxury of alternative accommodation, yet also provides the space and flexibility of your own home. If you ask anyone who’s staying a serviced apartment before, having the space of a separate living room, kitchen, bathrooms and bedroom makes such a difference when you staying for more than 1 or 2 nights.

Serviced City Pads can offer a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located around Dublin city centre, all of which are furnished to a high standard. Offering a quality and luxurious accommodation option located in the heart of Dublin city centre, these apartments are the perfect choice for those visiting Dublin in 2011 for the St.Patrick’s Festival.