Events for St Patrick's Weekend


Festival Ceili in Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 - 16 March


"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!"


St Patrick's Day Craft Session for children in Blackrock Library - 16 March



Greening the City (various locations) - 16 - 19 March


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


St Patrick's Festival Bray - 16 - 19 March


"There’s plenty of things to do for the whole family including our new St. Patrick’s Eve Free Concert, along with our old favourites, the Festival Parade, Céilí Breakfast, Big Funday Out and the Bray Head Walk."


St Patrick's Festival Parade in the City Centre - 17 March



Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk in Dun Laoghaire / Howth - 17 March



Lucan St Patrick's Day Parade - 17 March



Rathcoole / Saggart St Patrick's Parade - 17 March



Storytelling Session with Brendan Nolen in Ely's Place, Dublin 2 - 17 March



St Patrick's Day at Dublin Zoo - 17 March



St Patrick's Clondalkin Festival - 17 March



Fingal St Patrick's Day Parades - 17 March



Stepaside Parade - 17 March



Blackrock Leprechaun Chase - 17 March



City at Play: Funfairs in Merrion Square and Custom House Quay - 17 - 19 March



Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth - 17 - 19 March



St Patrick's Free Fun in Nutgrove Shopping Centre - 18 March



Festival Ttreasure Hunt in the City Centre - 18 March


"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.  Tap into your adventurous spirit, as you work in teams to solve a series of questions and discover Dublin city in this unique way!"


Street Theatre and Music in the Green in St Stephen's Green - 18 March


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


The Bog Bodies Tour in the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) - 18 March



Sit for a Portrait in The Ark - 18 March



Early Years Workshop: Look at Me in The Ark - 18 March



Put Yourself in the Picture Gallery in The Ark - 18 & 19 March



Festival Big Day Out in Merrion Square - 19 March 

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


Bernard Shaw Graff Jam Special in South Richmond Street, Dublin 2 - 19 March


"Check out Dublin’s underground sights and sounds, at the Bernard Shaw for the best of Irish street food, brews, vintage collectibles and tasty tunes, brought to you by Dublin DJ collective Betty. All City will curate a street art jam, giving props to Irish street culture."


Go Green (and Hide) for Paddy's Day in Bushy Park and Tymon Park - 19 March


"Come along dressed to fit in with the park- as much green as you can! We will be playing lots of different camouflage and hide and seek games. Can you blend in with your surroundings?? Do you have eagle eyes to catch everyone out?"


Hands on History Drop-in Activity in the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks) - 19 March



Treasures of the National Museum Tour in the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) - 19 March



Family Drop-in Creative Corner in the National Gallery - 19 March



The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom in the National Concert Hall - 19 March



Little Red Riding Hood in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 19 March



Leprechaun Hunt at Ardgillan Castle - 19 March



The Midlander Tour - 19 March


"Celebrate Saint Patrick's Weekend in style with two return trips along the scenic Royal Canal."



Have Fun!