Ireland's National Day in Dublin
This year the folks at the St Patrick's Festival have embraced technology to deliver a festival with a difference. Taking place from 12-17 March, the festival will go online and you can join the fun by tuning in to the dedicated TV channel, for a front row seat at over 100 exciting live events.
Awaken Ireland! (Dúisigh Éire) is the theme and the whole world is invited to shake off the woes of winter and look towards the brighter days ahead. Events will celebrate all aspects of Irish life, from our storytelling, poetry and music to our food, crafts, dance and comedy. The festival will be accessible around the world and streamed in real-time. So even though we're apart, we can come together to celebrate.
Celebrations in Northern Ireland
The At Home with St Patrick Festival will be streamed online from 12-17 March. Expect a lively showcase of the best culture, music, song and dance from Northern Ireland, which you can watch without having to leave your couch. All events are free of charge, but you may have to register for some so visit the festival website for more details.
Celebrations around Ireland
Tune into Cork’s online National Day celebrations, featuring everything from the traditional greening to live performances from local community family groups.
Home to Ireland’s only International Band Championship, Limerick will be showcasing a special performance and message from some of America’s talented marching bands.
Ever wondered what Killarney looks like when it turns green? The greening of the town has become a signature part of the festival and 2021 will be even bigger. And much more virtual!
From the traditional greening of Waterford’s iconic buildings to families and friends hosting their very own parades, Waterford is planning a very personal online celebration.
Kilkenny will be kicking off the fun with a traditional music concert on 16 March, followed by a whole host of interactive events, all of which you can enjoy from home.
Sligo will be celebrate its rich culture and heritage with a range of music, song and poetry events from 14 March, all leading up to an exciting virtual parade on 17 March.