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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 25 August, 2019

4 events for... anyone looking to do something different this St Patrick's Day

And not a parade or giant leprechaun in sight.

FOR SOME PEOPLE, March 17 wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day unless they covered themselves in various forms of the Irish flag and headed into town for the parade. 

For others, that’s the last thing they’d ever want to do. If you fall into the ‘others’ category, do not fear as we’ve got you sorted. 

From a 16-mile walk to a female-focused music showcase, here are four events worth checking out on the 17th.

1. Harbour2Harbour Walk for Aware

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When: Sunday, 17 March

Where: from Dun Laoghaire or from Howth

This Paddy’s Day, put your walking shoes on for the 14th Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk. You can choose to walk from Dun Laoghaire Harbour or Howth Harbour, while the 16-mile route is sure to leave you feeling great (and maybe a little smug). 

Find out more information here

2. Phuket – Let’s Brunch!

When: Sunday, 17 March

Where: Opium, Dublin 2

If you don’t mind heading into town on St Patrick’s Day but want to skip the parade, why not enjoy a pan-Asian inspired brunch to the soundtrack of R&B and disco?

Find out more information here.  

3. Seen & Heard

When: Sunday, 17 March

Where: Pepper Canister, Dublin 2

Organised as part of St Patrick’s Festival, Seen & Heard is a showcase of four of Ireland’s most exciting female voices; eclectic songwriter Fehdah, multi-instrumentalist Anna Mieke, percussionist and soloist Caoi de Barra, and composer Dowry. 

Find out more information here

4. Walking tours around the country

When: Sunday, 17 March

Where: around the country

Whether you’re spending Paddy’s Day in your own city or visiting another one, a walking tour is a great way of finding out interesting things that you may not have otherwise known.

In Dublin, there’s a free walking tour organised in Howth, an evening guided tour of The Hell Fire Club and a tour ‘in the footsteps of St Patrick‘, to name a few of the events taking place, while in Cork there’s a self-guided tour through the city. 

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