Festival 2013 Blogs


A Trip Down Memory Lane


St. Patrick’s Day for me signifies the beginning of spring. The air is always a bit warmer, and the sun used to always be splitting the stones. The weather over the past number of years has turned out slightly differently, but… Read More


Festival App 2014!

2014 App

Our FREE app will give you all the info you need to get the most out of the four-day Festival, you’ll find a handy event guide, with info on each event, you can even favourite the ones you like the… Read More



FunfairsThe Festival Funfair scheduled to start this evening on Merrion Square will now not start until Saturday Morning.
There are lots of Festival events on this evening including Céilí at Stephen’s Green! Festival Funfairs will run from tomorrow throughout the Festival.

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Are You Irish and Living Abroad? We want you!

Irish Abroad

Coco Television are looking for Irish people around the world to send a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” video message back home to be included in this year’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade shown on RTÉ One. All you… Read More


Tourism Ireland kicks off the World’s longest St. Patrick’s Day Parade – online!

Tourism Ireland ParadeInvite your family and friends overseas to join in ‘The Fantastic St Patrick’s Parade’

Tourism Ireland kicked off its St. Patrick’s Day promotions with the launch of ‘a parade with a difference’ on its international website,

‘The… Read More


Grand Marshal for 2014 Announced!

Stephen Roche Grand Marshal 2014

We’re delighted to announce our Grand Marshal for 2014, cyclist, Stephen Roche!

Each year the coveted title is given to an Irish person who has represented Ireland internationally, and as one of Ireland’s greatest ever sporting stars,… Read More


  • Other

I Love My City

I Love My City - The Night Lights

Every year, as part of the Festival, we celebrate Irish culture and talent through our I Love My City programme. Last year we had almost twenty, free headline events which included poetry, dance, visual… Read More


  • Other

15 Must-See Festivals

St. Patrick's FestivalIt’s always great to be recognised for your efforts, so when we heard we made Fodor’s list of ‘15 Festivals to Attend Before You Die’, we were delighted! The listed is compiled of festivals from all over the world,… Read More


Bram Stoker’s Festival 2013

Bram StokerLooking for something spooktacular to do this October Bank Holiday?

Check out the ‘Fangtastic’ Bram Stoker Festival running Saturday 26th through to Monday 28th October, 2013.

Taking the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel… Read More


  • Winners!

Band Award Winners

band Awards
The Band Award Ceremony was a great success, Fort Mill High School Marching Band played beautifully outside the Mansion House to welcome guests arriving to the event. Each marching band received a star participatory award, after which the main… Read More