From Dublin to Dallas and from Limerick to London, the Irish Diaspora and those who hold Ireland close to their hearts will be donning green this March to celebrate the global phenomenon of St. Patrick’s Day. One of the most enduring symbols of the Irish abroad – a home away from home – is the iconic Irish pub.
For those able to make it over to the Emerald Isle, here is an inspirational wishlist of converted ‘pub’ listings in Ireland.
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Airbnb reveals the most wishlisted converted pub homes around the world, where guests can pull a pint and then stay the night.
Most wishlisted ‘pub’ stays around the world (1):
- Unique Exclusive Pub Framed by Rolling Hills, Pontardawe, Wales
- Loft in 19th century brewery, Whitechapel London, UK
- Killorglin Irish Pub, County Kerry, Ireland
- An Irish Pub & Inn, Nebraska, US
- Lovely Apartment attached to Irish Pub, New Hampshire, US
- The Pumphouse Pub, Kilkenny, Ireland
- 16th Century Droving Inn, Lincolnshire, UK
- Quirky Pub with townhouse, Kent, UK
- 14th Century converted pub, Lydd, UK
- Lovingly Converted 18th Century pub, Ryhall, UK
Alongside the Irish celebrants, Airbnb also reveals the top 10 guest origin countries visiting Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, with the Americans coming out top, followed by the British, French and German guests.
Top 10 nationalities visiting Ireland around St. Patrick’s week this year (2):
Hosting on Airbnb during events, both local and international, can create incredible earning opportunities for Hosts. In 2022, Irish Hosts collectively earned over €3.2 million during the St. Patrick’s celebrations, with the typical Host earning just over €400 for the week (3). This comes at a time of rising living costs, with the additional earnings helping many stay afloat during these tough economic times.
Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “Ireland is buzzing with the return of the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which provides a fantastic opportunity for local residents to earn some extra money by listing their home on Airbnb. If you’ve got a spare room, annex, entire home or unique space, you’ve got a potential Airbnb and an additional stream of income. And in true “Cead mile fáilte” style, what could be more fitting than opening your home up to visitors.”
Now has never been a better time to join the growing community of Hosts. Between January and September last year, new Irish Hosts earned over €20 million (4). And Hosts are having great success securing bookings, quickly. Half of listings that were activated and booked in Q3 2022 globally received their first booking within three days.
For those interested in sharing their home with guests this St Patrick’s Day, Airbnb has made it easier than ever to get started. As part of the 2022 Winter Release, Airbnb introduced Airbnb Setup – an all-new, super easy way to list your home, including free one-to-one guidance from a Superhost and for your first booking, you can choose to welcome an experienced guest who has at least three stays and a good track record on Airbnb. We’ve also expanded AirCover, now featuring even more top-to-bottom protection, with guest identity verification, reservation screening, and $3M damage protection, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables.
Anyone can visit airbnb.com/host to learn including how much you could potentially earn.
If you are looking for something a little more unique, Ted Lasso’s favourite pub is now available for an overnight stay. Guests can channel their inner Greyhound in the heart of Richmond while enjoying pub fare and learning to BELIEVE at the beloved local haunt. Ted Lasso fans can request to book this stay beginning Tuesday, 21 March at 6pm GMT at airbnb.com/tedlasso.