12 Mar 2015

Calling all Paddys, calling all Patricias….to Dublin


Aer Lingus Regional has today put out a call for anyone named Patrick or Patricia in the North East to join them on the Ultimate Paddy’s Day Celebration in Dublin this St. Patricks Day, March 17.

All Patrick’s and Patricia’s in the North East are encouraged to tweet @AerLingus with #CallingPat tagging the friend that they would like to bring, to be in with a chance to win a return trip to Dublin, an overnight stay at the Maldron Dublin Airport Hotel and a visit to the infamous Guinness Storehouse for you and a friend.

A number of Patrick’s and Patricia’s will be selected at random. The lucky winners will fly from Newcastle Airport to Dublin on March 17 courtesy of Aer Lingus Regional, returning on Wednesday 18 March.

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s national holiday. It is celebrated the world over but where better to celebrate all of Ireland’s culture and customs than on the Emerald Isle with the Irish themselves. Winners can take in the exceptional sights of Dublin at its finest from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse. Here, the lucky winners can toast their fellow Patrick, with a hand pulled pint of the black stuff.

It is a little known fact that St. Patrick was born in Britain about 385AD. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and rumoured to have driven snakes out of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, as this is the day St. Patrick is believed to have died. Although his place of death is uncertain, some stories suggest that St. Patrick died in Glastonbury, UK.

Speaking today, Peter O’Mara, Business Development Manager at Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional said: "St. Patrick’s Day is our chance to celebrate all things Irish and the Aer Lingus Regional brand embodies this sentiment. We look forward to welcoming some of our valued customers to Dublin this St Patrick’s Day." 

Aer Lingus Regional operate flights from Newcastle to Dublin up to 3 times daily.