If you’ve always wanted to visit Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish eyes are smiling on you this year. Jaunted dug up a package from TravelZoo that gets you a 6-night stay in Dublin for $599 per person. Airfare to Ireland and a rental car are included.

The only catch? The deal starts on March 19th, a couple of days after St. Patrick’s Day itself. No worries, though – the Irish treat St. Paddy’s Day kind of like New Orleans treats Mardi Gras. It’s not just a day of merriment, it’s a 6-day-long festival that runs from the 16th to the 20th. So, you’ll still be able to catch the tail end of the celebrations.

In fact, if you manage to get into town early enough and you aren’t too tired from the flight, you ought to be able to catch the fireworks in the nearby Viking town of Wexford.

According to the official St. Patrick’s Day website, “The Wexford Quays provide a stunning setting for the formidable fireworks display where bright colours and amazing effects will light up the skies over the river Slaney. A breathtaking pyrotechnic waterfall will create a 300m wide curtain of cascading silver fire.”

Nice! And it’s hard to complain at that price.

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