Someone said :
I'm arriving the day before Paddy's day. I'll be meeting his theatre/arts group and joining in with them in the parade (i'll probably just be saying "hello" as gaeilge here and there, and just walk along being an Irish person). The next day I'll be formally meeting the group at their "after parade social" and then we got a few days to ourselves to sight see and find out if the spark we've been enjoying translate into close proximity real life.
Sounds great. But do you have your own accommodation sorted or are you hoping to stay with him?