I first went to Ireland (Galway) over my 2006 Spring Break! I was lucky enough to celebrate St. Patty's Day while I was there! Even though it raind a bit, the celebrations - parades...noise...drinking (alot of drinking)- took place throughout the country. I went back to Ireland in 2007, this time visiting Dublin. I was there with my brother and a friend of mine, and we we took a bus tour around Dublin- visiting The Dublin Zoo and also passing famous pubs (Molly Malone's) as well as the Guiness Factory! The Irish people were incredibly friendly and hospitable and I enjoyed both stays tremendously!