St Patrick's Festivals in Ireland

There’s really nothing quite like celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Ireland, and there are festivals all over the island to choose from

St Patrick’s Festival Dublin

Street parades, music and shamrocks are only a small part of Dublin’s annual St Patrick’s Festival. The other parts? Well, each year iconic landmarks across the city turn green, world-class museums host free workshops and guided history walks take in famous sites including St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse. Throw in spoken-word trails, singing workshops, film screenings and the world’s largest outdoor céilí, and you've got the ultimate St Patrick’s experience. Five great days not to be missed.

Or for something with a more local vibe, head out of the city to Swords, Skerries and other Dublin towns where they certainly put on a show! Experience colourful festivals and a carnival atmosphere all weekend, and celebrate all things St Patrick with the locals.

Home of St Patrick Festival

Where better to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint than the very place he called home? Armagh and Downpatrick are where pious Patrick founded his first churches way back in the 5th century and it’s here that you’ll find The Home of St Patrick Festival. From the moment the church bells ring out in unison across both counties, a delightful celebration kicks off, with cathedral concerts, sacred ceremonies and endless activities.

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