St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day band -Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary
Shamrock St. Patrick's Day -Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary
St. Patrick's Day pub - Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in Tipperary, Ireland is a time for celebration and reflection. The 17th of March is a public holiday in Ireland, honouring the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, and marks the arrival of Christianity in the country.

Saint Patrick’s Day is also a time for Irish people to come together and celebrate their heritage and culture. Many people wear green clothing and accessories to show their pride in their Irish roots.


shamrocks versus clovers

Shamrock comes from the Gaelic word seamróg, and has three leaflets unlike the clover which has four leaflets.

More than anything, the shamrock is a symbol for Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. And notably, this symbol specifically has three leaves, not four. This particular point has to do with the lore around St. Patrick, who was a Christian missionary. The stories indicate that St. Patrick used the shamrock in his mission to demonstrate the principles of the Holy Trinity – three leaflets united by a common stalk.


What’s in a name

Whilst some people shorten St. Patrick’s day to Paddy’s day. It’s never St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day or Patty’s Day. You will indeed find that in Ireland it is always referred to as St Patricks Day.


St. Patrick’s Day in Tipperary

In Tipperary, the festivities kick off early with a parade that winds its way through the streets of the town, led by traditional Irish musicians playing lively music on pipes and drums. The parade is followed by a carnival atmosphere with food stalls, games, and street performances.

One of the most popular events on St. Patrick’s Day in Tipperary is the traditional Irish dance competition. Dancers from all over the country gather to compete for the title of best Irish dancer in Tipperary. The competition is always fierce, with intricate footwork and energetic performances that are a joy to watch.


Maybe time for a Guinness

For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, the pubs of Tipperary are always a popular gathering place on St. Patrick’s Day. Traditional Irish music fills the air, and glasses are raised in a toast to Ireland’s patron saint.

St. Patrick’s Day in Tipperary, Ireland is a day of celebration, reflection, and remembrance. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or just looking for a good time, Tipperary has something for everyone on St. Patrick’s Day. So why not come and join the party!

With lots of parades locally you will be spoilt for choice.


5 Great things to do whatever the weather

  1.  Visit The rock of Castle and see it all in green. Read more here
  2.  Mitchelstown Caves – a great day out for all ages and in all weathers. Discover more here
  3.  Bunratty castle and folk park. Find all about it here
  4.  Rainy day activities, get the load down here
  5.  King John’s Castle – offers you a mixture of new and old. See more here

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