Time: From 3pm Skerries / From 12pm Balbriggan
St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations will take place throughout the Fingal area over the weekend; On Friday 16th, Skerries Goes Green as the town celebrates with a fantastic line-up of events! Trad sessions throughout the day, brush up on your Irish dancing skills at the Céilí, sample culinary delights at the food fair and hear a choral celebration of the life and legacy of St. Patrick at St Patrick’s Church. You can join in one of the many walking tours and or enjoy some children’s theatre. Celebrations will come to a close with the greening of St Patrick’s Island on the evening of the 16th as Skerries illuminate the homeland of St. Patrick.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Balbriggan Goes Green as Irish and International street theatre artists from St. Patrick’s Festival’s programme perform in Balbriggan. Catch, The Foolhardy Three, the fantastic Fanzini Brothers and more.
Events in Skerries – Friday 16th March
3pm - Open Air Céilí at Skerries Mills, with demonstrations by Phoenix Irish Dancers
4pm – Food Fair celebrating a Taste of Skerries at Floraville on Strand Street
5pm – Traditional Music Sessions begin at 7 venues around the town
6pm – The Music of St. Patrick – a choral celebration St. Patrick’s Church
7pm – The Greening of St. Patricks Island – illuminating St. Patrick’s first homeland in Ireland