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The best places to party for St Patrick's Day

Published March 17th, 2014

Every March 17, Irish eyes are smiling. It doesn't matter if you were born and raised in County Kerry or your great-great-great-great-grandpappy was shipped out to Australia with the convicts, on St Patrick's Day - everybody is Irish! Raise a glass o' Guinness, Caffreys or green-tinged lager to good ol' St Paddy, the patron saint of drinkers Ireland, learn ALL the verses to 'Danny Boy', brush up on your riverdance and wear your shamrock with pride. Sadly, St Patrick's Day is not a public holiday in Australia, but here's some of the other places around the world where you can toast to St Paddy and Oirish heritage, to be sure, to be sure.





Cassandra Laffey

Consumed with unrequited wanderlust, I get my fix in 24/7 cities and hippie retreats. I'm still looking for the ultimate combo of secluded beach and major metropolis, and my happy place is a 5-star hotel room all to myself - sigh.