The spirit of St Patrick's Day has followed Irish migrants all over the world, but this is where it all began!
St Patrick's Festival
The focal point of the St Patrick's Festival remains the parade which takes place annually at midday on 17 March starting from Parnell Square, down O'Connell Street, and ending up by the Cathedral. Hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors alike take part in the 5 days of festivities which engulf the capital in March every year. Alongside the parade, you'll find a fairground, music festival, comedy shows, special filmings and family activities.
Map showing the location of St Patrick's Festival
Getting to St Patrick's Festival by train
Arriving on a ferry to either Dublin (minutes from the city centre) or the port of Dun Laoghaire (approx 10km south of centre), it's an easy onward journey by bus, taxi or northbound Dart train (from Dun Laoghaire). On either bus or the Dart, you can expect to pay around Euro3 for a trip into the centre.