What's On? St. Patrick's Day events you can't miss this week 8 months ago

What's On? St. Patrick's Day events you can't miss this week

Here are the top events happening on St. Patrick's Day.

We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day for the first time in two years.

We will finally be able to embrace the festivities and celebrate the way we've wanted to since the start of the pandemic.

There are plenty of events happening throughout the bank holiday.

We really are spoilt for choice this year.

We've gathered up some of the top events that you can't miss out on this year.

The National Parade, March 17th, 12 pm

Winding its way through the streets of Dublin, from Parnell Square to the Cuffe Street / Kevin Street Junction, the national St. Patrick's Day Parade returns after a two-year absence, delighting the hundreds and thousands who will gather.

The Limerick Early Music Festival, March 18th to 20th


Local, national, and international musicians will perform in six concerts throughout the weekend. A must for music lovers and those who have missed live music over the past few years.

The St. Patrick's Day PAWrade, Wicklow, March 17th

The Pawrade is proudly supported by Dogs Trust.

This parade includes all members of the family, even the four-legged ones. There will be prizes, face painting, and a treasure hunt too.

Family-Friendly Disco on Wheels, Cork, March 20th

Let's Play Cork and Cork Cycling Campaign invite you to a Junior i-Bop this Patrick's weekend.


A family-friendly, disco-on-wheels starting at the Marina, finishing with dancing and a surprise at Marina Park.

Details here.

Céilí Mór, Dublin City, March 17th

Former Riverdance star Dearbhla Lennon will perform at this highly-anticipated event.

Dearbhla and a host of talented Irish dancers will be on hand to teach some well-known céilí dances.

More information here.

Belfast at The Stella Rathmines, March 20th

The award-winning Irish movie Belfast is screening across the weekend at The Stella, Rathmines. If you're looking for some low-key plans for the weekend then why not check out Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe on the big screen?


Details here.

Story Yurt, Marita Conlon McKenna, March 20th

Author Marita Conlon McKenna joins Shane Hegarty to discuss her award-winning children's books.

Perfect if you've got a bookworm in the family.

Details here.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sligo, March 17th

A five-day festival will take place to mark 50 years of the Sligo St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade will reportedly be "bigger and better" than ever this year.


Details here.

City Funfairs, Dublin City, March 17th to March 20th

City Funfairs takes place across the long weekend with everything from bumper cars and waltzers to carousels.

A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the city.

Details here.

The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, March 16th to March 20th

The Guinness Storehouse and Guinness Open Gate Brewery will host a five-day festival at the Home of the Black Stuff.


There will even be a performance by the Irish dance troupe, Prodijig.

More details here.

​St Patrick's Day Storytelling for Little Ones, Donegal, March 19th

Kelly Quigley will host a storytelling session for little ones over St. Patrick's weekend.

The performer brings stories to life for kids through her magical ability to tell a story well.

A parent or guardian is required to accompany their child for the duration of the storytelling.

SuperCéilí, Kerry, March 17th

The SuperCéilí is a unique Irish dance and music show. It combines traditional Irish dance music and modern pop music.

The event is fun-filled and perfect for all and under 8s go free.