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St. Patrick's Day Parade Map Dublin 2011

The Parade

In honour of Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature designation the festival parade will bring specially commissioned short story “Brilliant” by Roddy Doyle, to life on the streets of Dublin, in spectacular fashion.

The short story is available for download here>

Inspired by the outrageously whimsical story; Ireland’s finest performance companies will present the chapters in their own inimitable style. Marching bands from Ireland and across the globe will animate the streets with their magnificent musical mastery as they march through the heart of Dublin city. Ireland’s leading Pageant Companies will interpret different chapters of the story using their own performance style. Follow each company to see how they approach the story in a different way.


Where: Merrion Square
Date: Wednesday 16th of March – Sunday 20th of March
Time: Wednesday 18:00 – 23:00, Thurs – Sun 11:00 – 23:00

Where: Wolfe Tone Park
Date: Wednesday 16th of March – Sunday 20th of March
Time: Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00, Thurs – Sun 11:00 – 20:00

Where: Custom House Quay
Date: Thursday 17th of March
Time: 10:00 – 20:00

Admission Varied.


The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, is preparing for an invasion of Crafted Creatures, when the whole building will come to life with a free exhibition of animal-themed Irish craft for children. The exhibition is presented by The Ark and the Crafts Council of Ireland to celebrate Year of Craft 2011.

Exhibition open: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th March
Time: 12pm – 5pm

Craft Workshops

Running alongside the Crafted Creatures exhibition, a programme of craft workshops will give children a unique opportunity to work with jeweller Angela O’Kelly and textile artist Liadain Bulter to explore pet animal themes using materials like clay, wire, fabric, rubber and plastic. The content of each workshop will be appropriate for a different age group, and workshops start with a tour of the exhibition.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March

Workshop Times:
2-3 year olds 10-11am*
4-7 year olds 12.30-2.30pm
8-12 year olds 3-5pm
*Saturday only, does not include exhibition tour
Workshop places are limited. Advance booking strongly recommended.
Workshop Tickets: €10/€8 (concessions)
The Ark, Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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Fountain News Digital – March 2011 (Issue 3)

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