St Patrick’s Festival Dublin
In 2021, the folks at the St Patrick's Festival embraced technology to deliver a festival with a difference. The festival went online with a dedicated TV channel, St Patrick’s Festival TV, which gave people a front row seat at over 100 exciting live events.
Awaken Ireland! (Dúisigh Éire) was the theme, with the whole world invited to shake off the woes of winter and look towards the brighter days ahead. Events celebrated all aspects of Irish life, from our storytelling, poetry and music to our food, crafts, dance and comedy.
At Home with St Patrick Festival
Where better to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint than the very place he called home? Armagh and Down are where pious Patrick founded his first churches way back in the 5th century. And it was from here that the At Home with St Patrick Festival was streamed online, sharing a lively showcase of the best culture, music, song and dance from Northern Ireland.
Celebrations around Ireland
Tune into Cork’s online St Patrick’s 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 this St Patrick’s Day.
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 St Patrick’s Day 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.