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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with HostelBookers


St Patrick’s Day is no longer just a holiday in Ireland; there are parades and festivals on March 17 right around the globe! Historically commemorating the patron saint credited with ‘driving out the snakes’ from Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is now a celebration of all-things Irish, from pints of Guinness to mythology and the colour green. For the best deals on budget accommodation to join in with this worldwide event, look no further than www.hostelbookers.com

Dublin is always going to be one of the top choices for soaking up the atmosphere, and the city center certainly does St Patrick's Day in style. There are five days and nights of fantastic events, most of whihc are free! From March 13 to 17 2009, there is music, street theatre, family carnivals, comedy, street performances, dancing, a treasure hunt, night spectacles… all culminating on March 17 with the world-famous parade. 
Availability for this popular event can still be found at the Jackson Court Hotel, located in central Dublin, just five minutes walk from Stephens Green and Grafton Street. Prices start from £78 for a private double en-suite room.
New York
Brooklyn hosts one of New York’s best St Patrick’s Day parades, kicking off on March 15 on historic Park Slope. The parade will include everything from bagpipes to marching bands, whilst Brooklyn also boasts dozens of Irish pubs where visitors can (literally!) soak up the atmosphere.
Lefferts Manor Bed and Breakfast is ideally located just minutes from Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library. It is also just a fifteen minute train ride to downtown Manhattan for guests who want to explore more of New York. Prices start from just £34.50 for a private room, including breakfast.
Dubai might not seem the most obvious choice for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, but there are five days of events in the Irish Village! A live performance by Sir Bob Geldof on 13 March starts proceedings, with a full day parade on Saturday 14 and further evenings of music to follow. 
The Al Sharq Hotel is just 15km outside of Dubai with 49 rooms equipped with TV, satellite channels, telephone, air conditioning and mini bars. The hotel has easy access to all the shopping centres, art museums, heritage areas and beaches for which Dubai is famous. Prices start from just £19.50 for a private triple en-suite.
For further information please contact: Helen Coop/Richard Rigby on 020 7902 2990 or email hcoop@bgb.co.uk; rrigby@bgb.co.uk
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