Home of St Patrick Festival
St Patrick's home
In Armagh, where St Patrick's legacy is still felt today, you can celebrate the life of Ireland’s patron saint at the Home of St Patrick Festival. Expect a lively and varied showcase of the best culture, music, song and dance in the place Saint Patrick called his “sweet little hill”.
Highlights this year include live music from the likes of Celtic Soul and The Fureys, comedy gigs by Jason Byrne and Northern Ireland’s own Patrick Kielty, and a wide range of events about St Patrick himself – including walking tours, lectures, and a choral celebration! Add in some family fun days and arts and crafts, and you’ve got a jam-packed schedule to enjoy.
St Patrick is known around the world, but it is the island of Ireland that made him a legend. While his journey can be traced all around the island, it is Armagh that is at the heart of celebrating the life of St Patrick – where the patron saint founded his first large stone church. The city today now has two cathedrals in his name, and of course, the Home of St Patrick Festival – expect a lively week of culture, music, song and dance!
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