St Patrick's Day offers for a truly Irish escape

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 2:24 PM

Soak up all the best of Irish culture on St Patrick’s Day with a short break to the Emerald Isle. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has rounded up the best of what’s on offer this March, right down to a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

Brooks Hotel in Dublin offers a uniquely Irish warm welcome to guests visiting on St Patrick’s Day, starting with a complimentary pint of Guinness on arrival and finishing with an award-winning Irish breakfast before you leave.

Nearby attractions include Croke Park to watch a game of hurling, and the famous Trinity College. Book now and you and your partner can stay two nights for just €95 (£80) each.

For a more rustic experience, choose Dunraven Arms in Shannon, where guest can enjoy the old-world charm of an 18th century coach house, complete with open fires and antique furniture.

Outdoor activities on offer include golf and horse-riding, or you can take a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool. A two-night stay, including breakfast on both days and dinner on one night, costs from €155 (£131) per person, based on two sharing.

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Skip over to the Emerald Isle for St Patrick's Day

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