Festival 2013 Blogs


Céilí House Live in Concert

St. Patrick’s Festival and RTÉ Radio One’s Céilí House will present a gala concert of the best of traditional music, song and dance.  The evening will feature exceptional celtic music maestros, Dónal Lunny’s TRIAD group (with Pádraig Rynne and Sylvain Barou);… Read More


  • Winners!

5K Road Race Winner

Road Race Winner

On Festival Saturday, over a thousand people lined up outside the Mansion House to take part in the Festival 5K Road Race. Among them was our very own Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O’ Muirí, as well as… Read More


  • Winners!

Treasure Hunt Winners!

Best Dressed
We all had such a great day on Monday at Festival Treasure Hunt! The theme was ‘Explorers’ and everyone made a huge effort with their excellent costumes!

Our explorers visited some great venues around Dublin city such… Read More


  • Road Closures

Road Closures During the Festival

There are a number of road closures in operation during St. Patrick’s Festival. For more information visit the travel section of our website and download the complete list of road closures.

For important passenger information during the St.… Read More


  • People's Parade

People’s Parade Still Accepting Applications!

For the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting 8,000 people to walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. This once in a lifetime opportunity is taking place as part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’.

There… Read More


  • Other

The Nightmare Club

Get those young readers to Smock Alley Theatre this St. Patrick’s weekend for a morning of scary readings, workshops and live creepy crawlies - ew! From children’s writer Anne Graves’ The Nightmare Club collection. 

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  • Greening the City

Seasons Greenings!


It’s ‘Seasons Greenings’ from Ireland as Tourism Ireland gears up for St Patrick’s Day! Tourism Ireland has officially launched ‘Greening Season 2013!’ The campaign involves two Facebook competitions. The ‘Great Green-Off’ invites fans overseas to create and share their own… Read More


  • Volunteers

St. Patrick’s Festival Needs Your Skills!

Do you have a flair for hair or make up? Then we need you! Each year St. Patrick’s Festival produces two in-house pageants for the Parade: ‘City Fusion’ is an over 18’s group and ‘Brighter Futures’ is an under 18’s… Read More


  • Other

See Dublin in a whole new light!

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing are offering a special after dark alternative on their City By Night Tour.  Hop on board for a one loop tour of the city with light-hearted commentary.  The tour takes in the elegant houses in Georgian Dublin… Read More


  • Volunteers

Calling all the knitters out there!


Hi there from City Fusion and Brighter Futures!

We are a department within the St. Patrick’s Festival team which produce two in house pageants for the parade each year. The theme of the parade this year is “great things… Read More