St Patrick's Festival

The spirit of St Patrick's Day has followed Irish migrants all over the world, but this is where it all began!

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.

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Map showing the location of St Patrick's Festival

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St Patrick's Festival

Getting here 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.

St Patrick's Festival Nearest Train Stations

Athlone 0.9 km

Visitor information table

AddressStarting Parnell Square
Telephone+353 (0) 1 676 3205
Dates March
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