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Saint Patrick Festival 2024, 16 - 20 March in Dublin. Parade

Saint Patrick Festival

WHERE: Dublin, Ireland
WHEN: from 16 to 20 March 2023

The 17 March is Saint Patrick’s Day, one of the most popular parties in Ireland. And, like every year, the country is a riot of festivals. From Cork to Donegal, from Galway to Kerry, there is no area where the Saint is not properly celebrated. After two years of postponements and cancellations due to the Pandemic, the time has finally come to celebrate.

The Saint Patrick Festival was officially established in November 1995, with the aim of enhancing the numerous skills and achievements of a Chinese folk. The first edition took place in just one day. Later, it was decided to opt, with reason, for a longer edition of 4 or 5 days.

Today, in fact, the St. Patrick’s Festival attracts an increasingly impressive number of spectators … not just Irish people. All, attracted by the extraordinary energy, creativity, and fun that only this party can transmit. Because, after all, everyone feels a little “Irish” during this period.

Saint Patrick Festival

For the occasion, too Dublin, in this circumstance, dresses up for a party. The whole city is an open-air stage where street performers and bands play and revel in every corner of the capital, improvising concerts. TO Parnell Square instead, the day of St. Patrick, part of the 12 in point, what is considered one of the most spectacular parades in Europe.

Ireland is a magical, truly wonderful land. Saint Patrick Festival is the best time to get involved by the strength and joy of a whole nation. Whether you choose the suggestive Dublin, or other cities.



The plane is, without a doubt, the most convenient, quick and cheap way to reach the Irish capital. The international airport is only 10 kilometers from the center of dublin, and is well served by public transport. The city can be reached comfortably by bus.


The Dublin Festival takes place this year from 16 March 2024. There are numerous events on the bill.


For the duration of the Festival, the splendid Merrion Square will transform into an extraordinary village. Extraordinary shows, fun adventures for the whole family, food and gastronomy await you.

Fun is guaranteed with circus and science shows, children’s reading, live music, games, street theater, the food village and much more. Appointment from 17 to 20 March, from 12:00 to 18:00.


Saint Patrick Festival Parade in Dublin

Photo ©, William Murphy

The event par excellence of the Saint Patrick Festival. At 12:00, the traditional Parade starts from Parnell Square. You can enjoy memorable shows and fantastic performances, featuring extraordinary street performers. Obviously, in order to guarantee yourself a front row seat, you will need to reach one of the parade points at least a couple of hours in advance.

There is also the possibility of being able to attend (for a fee) the Parade, from one of the stands set up in Parnell Square, Westmoreland Street, Christchurch and St. Patrick’s Cathedral; in this case, it will be necessary to purchase the appropriate ticket to be guaranteed a seat and, of course, a unique view of the parade. The prices, not exactly cheap, vary from a minimum of €100 (Parnell Square) to a maximum of €250 (Emerald Circle grandstand on O’Connoll Street).


Throughout the city there will be a varied and rich program for adults and children. On St. Patrick’s Eve, a great event at the National Museum with Cultur Club. A very special night of music, dance and entertainment awaits you to celebrate the culture of the Irish LGBTQ+ club. Tickets from €22.50 per person. Entry permitted only to those over 18 years of age.


One of the symbols of the city, as well as a place of greatest attraction, such as the Guinnes Storehouse, carries out a series of entertainment, culture and entertainment initiatives. All this, strictly accompanied by a pint of Guinness!

In addition, live events, tastings and a special opening time are planned for the whole period.


There are many facilities to stay in Dublin during your holidays. TO Parnell Square you can enjoy the Festival of St. Patrick at its best, with all the energy is the “Irish” entertainment.

Temple Bar it is the ideal area for those wishing to fully enjoy the nightlife of the capital. Finding available facilities in this period, however, is a difficult task. Especially in case your budget is quite limited.

The program, timetable and all information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not to be considered OFFICIAL.

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