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Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

GPO Witness History: Meet the Archivist

Experience the events of the 1916 Easter Rising from the witnesses perspective – from active participants on both sides, to bystanders caught in the middle.

Venue: GPO

Time: 10-12pm/ 2-4pm, Thursday 16th March

Price: Free


In the footsteps of St Patrick walking tour

Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national patron saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides, led by the renowned Dublin historian and author Pat Liddy.

Venue: Corner Suffolk & Andrew Streets (at Molly Malone statue)

16th March: 10.30am (English only) & 2.15pm (English & German)
17th March: 2.15pm only (English & German)
18th March: 10.30am (English only) & 2.15pm (English & German)
19th March: 10.30am (English only) & 2.15pm (English & German)

Price: To secure your place, online bookings are advised. For further information please go to


The Past is our present: Our Culture Surrounds Us

A series of fascinating lunchtime talks and workshops will run throughout St. Patrick’s Festival weekend.

Venue: The Little Museum of Dublin

Time: 1pm, Thursday 16th March

Price: Free


Festival Céilí

Get your dancing shoes on and join the world’s largest outdoor céilí, a celebration of traditional Irish dancing. Learn the steps, enjoy traditional live music and soak up the atmosphere on the streets of Dublin!

Venue: Earlsfort Terrace

Time: 4.29 pm, Thursday 16th

Price: Free



The Secret Session

The Secret Session is a true celebration of everything Irish – craft beers, whiskey, artisan food, entertainment and rugby!

Venue: RDS, Ballsbridge

Time: 16th March, 5pm to 11.30pm
17th and 18th March, 12noon to 11.30pm

Price: 10euro – 20euro. Register at



Greening the City

In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, see buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival.

Venue:  Iconic Buildings across Dublin

Time:  Thurs 16th March, 6pm

Price:  Free




St. Patricks Festival

Watch as the finest of Irish street theatre companies bring this theme to life with their spectacular creations, pageantry and performance.

Venue: City Centre

Time:  12pm Friday, 17th March

Price: Free



Festival Treasure Hunt

Unlock the city as you navigate the exciting trail, visit some of Dublin’s beautiful, historical locations and solve clues in this urban, participatory event.

Venue: City Hall, Dame Street

Time: 10am Sat, 18th

Price: Free




Spirit of Dublin Craft and Food Fair

For St. Patrick’s Festival Weekend Teeling Whiskey Distillery have curated a wonderful festival of crafts, food and (yes you guessed) whiskey! Exhibitors will include Teeling Whiskey, Dublin Doughnut Company, Dot Brew, Popsy Daisy Popcorn, The Cupcake Bloke, Currabinny, Bean and Goose, Hope Brewery, Improper Butter and Delish Melish.
Guided tours will be operating throughout the day.

Venue:  Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Time:  11am-5pm

Price: Free



Street Theatre and Music in the Green

Spend an afternoon in the park and be entertained by the best of national and international street theatre and bands.

Venue: St Stephens Green

Time:  12pm – 4.30 pm Saturday 18th March

Price: Free


Festival Big Day Out

Merrion Square comes alive with a vibrant street carnival, bursting with street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, crafts, Irish language activities and more.

Venue:  Merrion Square

Time:  12pm-6pm

Price: Free




Bernard Shaw Graff Jam Special

Check out Dublin’s underground sights and sounds, at the Bernard Shaw Graff Jam as we showcase the best of Irish Street art, food, craft brews, sweet vintage collectibles and tasty tunes, brought to you by Dublin DJ collective “Betty.

Venue: The Bernard Shaw

Time: Q&A with James Earley, 12pm-1pm
The All City Street Art Jam, 1pm-3pm
3pm til late Eatyard Food Market, Flea Market & DJ’s

Sunday 19th March

Price: Free




St. Patricks Cathedral Cine Concert

St. Patrick’s Festival are delighted to host a new collaboration between St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the IFI with this cutting-edge-of-its-time cinéconcert of 3 silent films from the The Kalem Film Company – the first production company to work outside America.

Venue:  St Patricks Cathedral

Time:  8pm, Sunday 19th March

Price:  €10



St Patricks Festival 5k Road Race

For the more energetic festival goers, take part in the annual Festival 5K Road Race! The course takes you through the heart of beautiful Georgian Dublin and is suitable for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes.

Venue:  St. Stephens Green

Time: 12pm Sunday 19th March

Price: Free



Put yourself in the Portrait Gallery

An opportunity for children and families to watch some of Ireland’s most renowned portrait artists in action as they draw portraits of children.

Venue: The Ark Childrens Centre

Time:  10:30-4pm Saturday 18th March

Price: Free



Open Air Cinema In America

A special open-air cinema screening of In America is sure to be a memorable evening in the beautiful surrounds of the newly renovated medieval Swords Castle.

Venue:  Swords Castle

Time:  7.30 pm Thursday 16th March

Price:  Free



Guinness In The Liberties

Step back in time and take a guided tour through the streets of Dublin 8’s Liberties’ Quarter. Here, guests will enjoy a private tour and tasting experience at the Home of Guinness.

Venue:  St. Patricks Cathedral

Time:  6.30pm Thursday 16th March

Price:  €5

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One Response

  1. Banshee Apps says:

    And last but not least don’t forget your IrishMOJI Magic Saint Patricks Day app:

    Happy Saint Patricks Day everyone!

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