O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

Actors from City Fusion get into character ahead of the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Tradfest in Kilkenny and the Limerick International Band Championship are among a host of events set to take place acro(...)

The Guinness Storehouse is putting a secret (liquid) ingredient into its burgers this St Patrick’s weekend

Parades aren’t the only activities to drag us out of the house this weekend – there are plenty of ways to enjoy the St Patrick’s festivities through g(...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

They’ve got the shellfish gene

In Co Kerry they hoist a crowned goat above Killorglin, and for three days he becomes king o’ the town, doing as good a job as any Healy-Rae. In th(...)