St. Patrick's Festival
4 Days and Nights of Culture, Music and Entertainmant!
The St. Patrick's Festival will be alive with pageantry, carnivals and entertainment from 14th – 17th March, drawing from the very best in Irish and international talent.
The St. Patrick's Festival Parade, on Monday the 17th, will begin at 12.00 midday on Parnell Square. It will continue on down O' Connell Street and over the bridge before winding its way up Dame Street past Christchurch Cathedral, finishing finish just past St. Patrick's Cathedral. Click here to view a map of the route.
A series of free events sees established and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines including poetry, dance, visual art, filmmaking, history, literature, music and theatre perform in some of Dublin's most historical and culturally significant locations.
The Festival Céilí at St. Stephen's Green will kick things off on Friday 14th at 4.30pm where the public are invited to put on their dancing shoes and get involved in a unique outdoor celebration of Irish dance.
The Festival Treasure Hunt on Saturday 15th is a free, fun-filled and novel trail through a collection of Dublin city's landmark buildings and venues; a great way for all ages to discover Dublin city.
The Festival Big Day Out takes place on Sunday 16th. This family event is bursting with street performances, theatrics, Irish language events, workshops, fun zones, music and open air shows.
The National Concert Hall hosts Ceili House Live an evening of electrifying live Irish music on the 15th featuring Frankie Gavin and special guests.
The popular St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run takes place again this year on Sunday 16th.
Other events of the festival at a glance:
Liffey Boat Race
Craft Beer and Food
The Greening of the City
This is all just a taster of what's to come - click here for more