One of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations, St. Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin this March 13–17, 2020. Running over five great days and nights, the festival is a vibrant and dynamic showcase of Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, both traditional and contemporary.

 

 

February 27, 2020

One of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations, St. Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin this March 13–17, 2020. Running over five great days and nights, the festival is a vibrant and dynamic showcase of Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, both traditional and contemporary.

 

 

The packed 2020 programme offers hundreds of events throughout Dublin from music, performance, art, spoken word and literature to tours, trails, food events, family fun and much more. Full programme and further info on stpatricksfestival.ie

Have a read on for some of our favourtie events taking place near Camden Court Hotel.

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

The National St. Patrick’s Festival Parade is a fun and vibrant spectacle, a whirlwind of glittering colours and entrancing choreography. 

This will take place on the final day of the festival, Tuesday the 17th of March. Usually starting at Parnell Square, the parade winds its way towards O'Connell Street, crossing the bridge and heading toward Dame Street, ending at Wexford Street just before St. Stephen's Green.

Expect to see giant puppets, mind-blowing street entertainers and mighty marching bands.

For anyone that does not want to be standing for the spectacle, they can get themselves a seat in one of the covered Festival Parade Grandstands.

The Grandstands are located at:


• Parnell Square
• Westmoreland Street
• Christchurch
• St. Patrick's Cathedral

Guinness Storehouse

To celebrate Ireland’s national holiday, The Guinness Storehouse will host a five-day showcase of the very best of Irish culture. From March 14th to 18th, the seven storeys of Ireland’s No. 1 visitor attraction join the rest of the nation in celebration as it comes to life with Irish music, food and dance and a complimentary pint of the ‘black stuff’.

The Guinness Storehouse will be hopping with Irish music and dance for the entire St. Patrick’s Festival. There will also be special appearances from local and international artists.

The Gravity Bar is one of the highest points in Dublin where you can spot the top landmarks connected to St Patrick.

Festival Village, Merrion Square

Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village for people of all ages, with four days of fantastic events, fun adventures and glorious food, from the 14th to the 17th of March. It will start each day at 12:00 pm and will finish at 6:00 pm.

You will find many other areas to explore like the Gaeltacht area, Céilí Mór, Circus performances, science shows, children’s readings, live music, games, street theatre, the food village and so much more.

Don’t miss the feast on global flavours at the World Food Market! You can tuck into the very best of Dublin’s street food scene with Irish and international dishes using the very best produce.

While all events are free, tickets will be required for many. 

Céilí Mór at Festival Village

This is a Celebration of Irish Culture. As part of the festival village in Merrion Square, Céilí Mór is a free large-scale outdoor, bilingual, participative event which celebrates traditional Irish dance, language and music.

Learn the steps, enjoy the live music from the mainstage and soak up the atmosphere. Céilí Mór is for people of all ages and is suitable for beginners.

This will take place on Tuesday the 17th of March at 3pm in the Festival Village, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

This event is free but ticketed.

Sea to City Treasure Hunt

New to the Festival for 2020 is the exciting Sea to City Treasure Hunt with Dublin Port Company. This will take place Sunday the 15th of March, at 10am until 5pm.

It will start at Dublin Port Company Port Centre, Alexandra Road, North Dock, Dublin 1. It will finish at Festival Village, Merrion Square, Dublin2.

This is a chance to tap into your adventurous spirit, as you work in teams to solve puzzles and uncover locations. Families and friends can download a specially designed app and follow the clues to discover Dublin’s beautiful and historic port and be in with a chance to earn fun prizes!  

Dublin Gospel Choir & Guests

The Pepper Canister Church will have The Dublin Gospel Choir performing. They will also be joined by some very special guests, to share their love of music and spread joy.

This will take place Monday the 16th & Tuesday the 17th of March. Their versatile, passionate and vibrant performances uplift and energize with powerful voices and rich harmonies as a full 40-piece choir.

DGC have performed across Ireland and Europe, including music festivals. They have shared the stage with music industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Outkast, Take That, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone to name but a few.

Gruff Rhys & Special Guest

Christchurch Cathedral will have a Welsh music titan and Super Furry Animals’ frontman, Gruff Rhys and a very special Irish guest yet to be announced. This will be taking place on Friday the 13th of March. Doors are to open at 7:45pm and the show will start at 8:15pm.

They will explore the musical lands of Ireland and Wales among the stunning medieval surroundings of Christchurch Cathedral, celebrating the strong cultural links that bind our Celtic nations.

St Patrick’s Festival takes places across Dublin this March 13th–17th, 2020.


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