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A Guide to St. Patrick’s Events 2015

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A Guide to St. Patrick’s Events 2015


(Paddy’s Night Fleadh 17th March, Cork Opera House)

A new addition to Cork’s Festival is the Paddy’s Night Fleadh, taking place in Cork Opera House including guest appearances from John Spillane, Jimmy Crowley, Karen Ceisy, Anna Mitchell and many more.

(Street Festival & Parade)

This years Cork festival will be kicking off on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th with plenty of street entertainment such as circus performers, tasty food from the festival market, comedy acts and plenty more. Cork’s Cultural Concept themed Parade will be taking place on Tuesday the 17th, in the city centre featuring creative acts and music groups from around the city.


(Tradfest 14th-17th  March)

Kilkenny is back with another jam packed schedule featuring plenty of craic agus ceol! The festival will be taking place all over the city featuring acts by some of Irelands best known musicians such as Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Seo Linn and many more!


Head to Limerick city to enjoy the international band parade with participants taking place from all over the world! While you’re there take a trip to St Patrick’s Festival Milk Market to enjoy great food , live music and family fun activities.


If you’re brave enough take a trip to watch the first of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations beginning at 6am with Dingle’s fife and drum band leading a musical trail around Dingle town. The main street parade will take place at 1pm taking on this year’s theme “Dingle by the sea/ Fishing”.


Custom House Square Free Concert

(17th March 12pm)

Taking to stage will be dancing group Innova, dancers Sollus, Louis Walsh’s new boy band “Hometown” and Simon Webb to name but a few!


(Lower Dominic Street 11.30am)

Galway’s St. Patrick’s Parade never disappoints! Expect stilt walkers, unicyclists and plenty of circus acts celebrating Galway’s Creative Cultural communities!


5 Day festival featuring theatre shows, art exhibitions, live music and dance. Take a trip to the Market Place Theatre to enjoy some very special performances celebrating the origin of St. Patrick.


Castlebar is where it’s at for this St Patrick’s Day with a full scale parade starting at 2pm on the day itself. Not only that but also a “Féile an Chaisleáin”, a concert/fiesta that will take place on Market Sq. from 12pm. Local musicians, local dance school, the Humbert Céilí Band, street entertainers, bouncy castles, face-painters, a magician etc. will all be there performing.


Irish beer and whiskey Festival

(Fri March 13th-Tues March 17th €10 Entry)

Taking place in the RDS a feast of live music, artisan grub and craft beer tasting sessions! Enjoy a free souvenir glass and half pint!

St. Stephens Green

(Monday March 16th 16.30)

Soak up the atmosphere and take part in outdoor Ceili celebrating traditional Irish music and dancing.


(Tuesday 17th March 10.30am)

If you are looking for something different, head to the harbour plaza in Dun Laoghaire and take part in the Harbour2Harbour walk in aid of AWARE on Tuesday 17th.  The walk is between Dun Laoghaire and Howth, a beautiful walk but bring the right shoes!

Irish Boat Races
(Saturday 14th March 3:30 PM)

Keeping it nautical, old rivals Trinity and UCD will hold a rowing race starting at O’Connell Bridge and finishing at St James’ Gate.

Big Day Out
(Sunday 15th March 12:00 PM)

Venue: Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Time: 12pm – 6pm
FREE Event!

Merrion Square, the heart of Georgian Dublin provides the stunning setting for this day-long street carnival, bursting with energy, colour, whimsical antics and the truly bizarre. Be wowed by daring aerial shows, sensational street theatrics, mind boggling workshops, lively spoken word, rousing music and more.

Watch out for theatrical performances, including The Lift from the UK, with three hilarious bellhops, ready to welcome you into their ornate elevator. Hoopelaï from Belgium demonstrating dizzying hoolahoop tricks which seem near to impossible. The Fanzini Brothers’ circus tale of sibling rivalry and pogo sticks and poetic pantomime with the living doll, Bambolina & Dodo, by UK circus act Circle of Two.

See this year’s Dublin Unesco City of Literature Citywide Reading choice, Danger is Everywhere, come to life in the children’s literary marquee. Comedian and author David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge will have children and adults in stitches with their brilliant live show. Click here for futher information and to pre-register.

Talking Heads, curated by Stephen James Smith, is a new spoken word and music tent, fusing comedy, poetry, hip-hop and storytelling, from some of Ireland’s best loved performers. Come in, take a seat, have a laugh, who knows you may even be inspired to get involved in the open mic session!

Children can transform into young Einsteins at the SFI Discover Science Zone; look out for the Physics Buskers; drop by the Lifetime Lab games and puzzles area; learn about the science of juggling or explore the fascinating field of forensics!

See if you can solve the puzzles at the Lycamobile Puzzle Playground, packed with beautifully crafted wooden games, don’t miss this perfect place to play!

And be sure to visit the Urban Farm with its huge collection of animals from llamas and donkeys to hamsters and bunnies.

St Patrick’s Day Run

All the details Click here

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