Always a packed event, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is coming back to Howth from Saturday 17th March to Monday 19th. Known as the gateway for much of Dublin's seafood to enter the city, Howth is known for seafood restaurants and fishmongers, and this is a weekend where they all come together to celebrate the magnificent creature that is the Dublin Bay Prawn.
Amongst the restaurants serving a special festival menu from the food village are King Sitric, Aqua, Octopussy's, The Bloody Stream, Doran's on the Pier, The Oarhouse and Findlater. You can see what they're serving here. There'll be booze too.
As well as a tonne of seafood, there will be on stage entertainment from the Sea Shanties and the Howth Trad Collective, and a living Howth Village where you can meet the local businesses and book a cruise, hike or scuba-diving lesson (we're good for the last one but you fire ahead).
Expect parking in Howth for the three days to be insane, so if you're going either get there very early or use public transport. We think it sounds like a very civilised way to spend Paddy's Day, we're just crossing everything for the weather. Surely we're in major credit after Snowmaggedon.
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
Howth, North Co. Dublin
Saturday 17th - Monday 19th March 2018