St Patrick’s Festival Dublin, 15 – 19 March 2018 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. Home of St Patrick Festival, 9 – 17 March 2018 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. Belfast St Patrick's Day Carnival and Parade, 17 March Come St Patrick's Day, Belfast is awash with green at City Hall, St George's Market and Customs House Square. Cork St Patrick's Festival, 16 – 18 March Carnivals, concerts and a parade that marches down St Patrick's Street and along the River Lee. Patrick would approve. Galway St Patrick's Festival, 17 March Celebrating its 114th year, Galway's St Patrick's Parade knows how to stun with its otherworldly floats and curious costumes. Find out even more about St Patrick! 9 St Patrick's Day Facts From slaves to snakes to becoming a saint, how many of these 9 St Patrick facts do you know? Celebrating St Patrick See how Ireland celebrates its patron saint and the best things to do there when March rolls around! St Patrick's Day Recipes 6 mouth-watering traditional Irish recipes, including Guinness stew, smoked salmon and brown bread.