Now is the time to plan your spring break to Las Vegas to make the most of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17 March.Las Vegas boasts an exciting array of Irish venues – so with your green ribbons and shamrocks at the ready, take your pick and enjoy the party.

Traditionally a day for feasting, dine at Mc Fadden’s Restaurant and Saloon to kick off the festivities. Gorge on a traditional Irish breakfast, washed down with a refreshing ‘green’ beer and enjoy daily themed activities at Mc Fadden’s in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

St. Patrick’s Day revelry wouldn’t be complete without a trip to down the pub. Irish public house havens, which are hubbubs of activity during the St. Paddy’s day party week, can be found in a number of top Las Vegas hotels.

From 12 March, J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub in JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort & Spa will run a six day extravaganza of St. Patrick’s Day merriment. Guests can enjoy entertainment from the Martin Percival School of Irish Dance and Las Vegas’ most popular Irish punk rock band, The Wild Celts. After a tipple or two during Irish Happy Hour, you might find yourself tapping your feet and joining in a jig with fellow party-goers.

Or spend a lively evening at the Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York on the Strip. This authentic Irish venue is juxtaposed with a dazzling Las Vegas Strip view. When the partying makes you peckish, you can sample the delights of the Chef’s signature Irish dishes – bangers n’mash and shepherd’s pie served in a bucket will keep your hunger at bay.

Just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, you will find Brendan’s Irish pub at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. At Brendan’s, you will be spoilt for choice by the vast selection of draft beers, Irish bottle beers, ales, and of course Irish whiskeys. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live entertainment and music in this intimate venue.

Or, stay at Fitzgeralds – the tallest hotel in Downtown Las Vegas, adorned with a glittering four leaf clover. At Fitzgeralds, Las Vegas glamour and Irish style are united. ‘Marriage can be Murder’, an interactive Whodunnit mystery show, and ‘Fitz of Laughter’, the comedy club at the Fitz, are not to be missed. And if you are exhausted after all the St. Patrick’s Day excitement, unwind in the hotel pool and jacuzzi.

Lastly, opening on St Patricks Day, is the city’s newest Irish bar – Rí Rá Irish Pub and Restaurant at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The venues greatest headliner will be an eight-foot-tall, 500-pound statue of St. Patrick, which dates back to 1850. Rí Rá will also feature live entertainment seven nights a week.

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