17 February 2017
St. Patrick’s Festival Events in Dublin from 16th-19th March 2017
St. Patrick’s Festival Parade
The Paddy’s Day Parade is the main spectacle of the weekend. This event does not need any emphasise on how thrilling and exciting it is. Every year the Paddy’s Day Parade leaves more jaws dropped than the previous year with even more amazing artworks and crazy creations.
The Parade is a brilliant event to bring the kids to, there will be music, colourful floats, face painting, dancing and plenty more entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy.
Join the hundreds of thousands that line the streets on Friday 17th March for this amazing annual event. Travel by rail to avoid road closures, heavy traffic flow and also the stress of searching for a parking space which will seem near impossible if you travel into the city centre.
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in the famous north side Dublin fishing village of Howth from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March. Take a stroll through the beautiful sea side village while treating your taste buds to some of the countries freshest and finest sea dishes. There will be a variety of food stalls with everything from top quality seafood to simple sea dishes, brought to the festival by local restaurants and artisans.
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has been growing year on year. With the weather starting to improve and the winter blues freshly shaken off, this is the ideal time to get out into the fresh air and spend some time with loved ones.
The DART is the best way to travel to The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. Leaving the car at home will leave you stress free of searching for parking in what can be a very busy town when festivals such as this take place.
Festival Treasure Hunt
Release the inner child in you and get yourself and your loved ones down to City Hall, Dame Street. Take to the beautiful streets of Dublin for an exciting and mysterious treasure hunt, solving a series of questions and riddles to complete the challenges presented to you. Discover plenty of cultural gems as you travel around the city, On foot only as transportation of any kind is forbidden for all adventurous hunters!
The Festival Treasure Hunt is easily accessible from Tara Street station when travelling by rail. A short 10 minute walk from the station leaves you stress from traffic and parking struggles on one of the busiest Saturdays of the year.
St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race
For the fitter folk, there will be a 5K race taking place in the city centre on Sunday 19th March. This thrilling road race is perfect for all types of athletes from fun runners to the dedicated competitors. For the non-pub goers this is a great way to spend the Sunday afternoon of the weekend festival. Bring the kids along to cheer on loved ones as they undertake this short marathon style race. Pearse Station is approximately 10 minutes from the starting point of the St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race. Will you really want to be stuck in traffic after running a race? Take the DART and get home quickly to get the tired feet up and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Pop Up Gaeltacht
The Pop Up Gaeltacht choose a pub each month to gather in and spread the sound of the Irish language. This coming St. Patrick's Festival, Pop Up Gaeltacht will be taking over pubs in the Dame District to celebrate the truly Irish festival on March 16th.
Guinness in the Liberties
Take a guided tour through the streets walked by the legendary Arthur Guinness over 250 years ago. The Liberties' has been heavily influenced by the man behind the 'Black Stuff', from generations of storehouse workers to the local pubs that supplied the first brews of the world famous stout. With tours leaving every 15 minutes from St. Patrick's Cathedral and tickets priced at just €5, this will be a great experience for tourist and locals looking to learn about the historic area. This event takes place on March 16th at 6:30pm and runs until 7:15.
This walking tour ends at the Guinness Storehouse. The ideal location to continue your Guinness facts and history lessons.
The Past is the Present: Our Culture Surrounds Us
With a series of workshops and talks taking place at The Little Museum of Dublin, this really is one event for the people looking for an educational experience over this St. Patrick's Festival. Lisa Godson, a historian of design and material culture who also researches and writes about contemporary design, will have the spotlight on her as she speaks of her interests and experiences. This free event takes place on March 16th, kicking off at 1.00pm.
The Secret Session
This three day event covers all things Irish. From craft beer to Whiskey and from food to sport and dancing. The Secret Session will take place indoors in the RDS so there's no need to worry about the weather! Live music will fill the RDS creating a festive atmosphere like no other from Thursday 16th March until Saturday 18th March.