St. Patrick’s Day events to check out around Ireland


It’s almost that day of the year again and we are getting very excited!

While the annual St. Patrick’s Festival will take place in Dublin on March 17th, there is also so much going on around the country for you to check out as well.

Where will you spend the most Irish day of the year this 17th March?

The city comes to life with a four-day festival beginning on Saturday 14th March which runs right through until the 17th, when the parade will hit the streets of Cork. From tasty treats at the festival market to The Lee Sessions keeping Irish traditional music alive in the pubs of Cork, this will be a weekend to remember!

The St. Patrick’s Day weekend events in Limerick city are every bit as exciting as people hit the races on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th with the Limerick International Band Championship hitting the streets on Sunday. Tuesday will see not only the parade captivating interest by all, but also Limerick’s beloved Milk Market which will open on St. Patrick’s Day for a non-alcoholic celebration of food, crafts and music.

This year, the Galway parade’s theme is celebrating ‘Galway’s Cultural and Creative Community’. Not only will the World’s Strongest Man be in attendance but the Galway Community Circus will feature in the parade too!

Belfast’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is set to be a lively affair indeed! Not only will Blue’s Simon Webbe be headlining at a free concert at Custom House Square, but Louis Walsh’s band Homeland will also take to the stage! If the boozy atmosphere is something you are trying to avoid this St. Patrick’s Day, there is also a free event in Custom House Square from 1pm-3pm.