St. Patrick's Day is a national day and annual holiday celebrated across Ireland with parades, festivals and fireworks go leor.
Whatever the weather, carnivals, concerts and parades will be taking over some of our biggest cities and towns on St. Patrick's Day. Raise a glass of Guinness with us on March 17th and paint the town green at one of these fun-filled family-friendly parades that kids of all ages will adore.
Update: the events in this article may have been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin
Marvel at an ambitious and uplifting celebration alongside half a million spectators expected at this year's city spectacle. Watch Ireland welcome the world with vibrant colours and entrancing choreography on the streets of Dublin with incredible floats, performers and an abundance of talented artists from around the world. The parade kicks off at Parnell Street at midday and will finish on Cuffe Street.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cork
With over 50,000 visitors expected to celebrate this year's epic street festival, the Cork St. Patrick's Day will be an electric carnival of colour, music, marching bands and six floats of various sizes with up to 3,000 members of the community from all walks of life taking part. The parade will begin at 1 pm on Church Street finishing on Grand Parade.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Limerick
Paddy's Day will turn even more green as Limerick embraces all things environmentally friendly, and celebrate our country colours with pride with the parade theme 'Our Future is Green'.
Promising a carnival of colour and celebration of music and dance from various local groups and internationally renowned street theatre companies. The parade route starts at O'Connell Street Avenue right through to Rutland Street from 12 noon.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Galway
The seaside city will be celebrating Galway's diverse culture and talent with an inclusive programme of events and of course, the main event, a parade showcasing local artists and community groups.
With a carnival atmosphere, the parade starts at 11.30 am and will make its way through Galway city centre featuring an array of cultural, sporting and international groups including Ireland's leading theatre company, Macnas.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Kilkenny
Kilkenny's parade will have everyone buzzing with this year's theme, 'Biodiversity... Every Creature Counts' complete with street performers, music workshops and other fun activities. After the 1.30 pm street parade starting at Market Yard, make your way to John Street for a 'Post Party Party' and enjoy free entertainment for all the family.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!