Hotels in Galway for St Patrick’s day

During these difficult economic times in Ireland it is important to take advantage of any opportunity for a celebration and Galway will be just the place to do that during the 2011 St Patrick’s Festival. Like most towns in Ireland, from 16th to 18th March, Galway will become a celebration of art, music, and street festivals, with the parade on 17th March being the highlight of the festivities. The festival will start at 8pm on Wednesday 16th with live music at the Spanish Arch. The main Parade will start at 12.30 on 17th March and the celebrations with music and entertainment for all age groups will continue during the rest of the day and well into the night. The end of this year’s festival will be on Friday with street theatre from 6pm and and live music at the Town Hall Theatre with The Molly Hicks band at 8pm.

Due to the popularity of Saint Patrick’s Day festival most hotels in Galway are almost fully booked for those dates but it is not too late to enjoy and celebrate this special day and accommodation is still available in some hotels. For example, The Menlo Park hotel is a four star hotel located within walking distance to the centre of Galway and very close to the main shopping and entertainment areas. A double room is available for two nights from 17th to 19th March for only €164. A family room for 2 adults and 1 child is also available for €234 for the two nights.

The Hotel Clybaun is situated between Galway city and the seaside resort of Salthill. The hotel has a leisure centre with heated swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna and an outdoor Canadian hot tub. There is entertainment for children and adults and a beauty clinic. A standard double room is €196.15 for both nights of 17th and 18th March and a triple room is available for € 251.65.

The Carlton Hotel is only 10 minutes walking distance from Galway city centre. Guests can enjoy the Carlton leisure Club with pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available in communal areas of the hotel. Double rooms are still available for € 176.80 for two teh nights of 17th and 18th March and the rate for a family or triple room is € 208.