PRESS RELEASES

27 Feb, 2013

SUPERVALU SET FOR BIG DAY OUT THIS ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL

27th February 2013: St. Patrick’s Festival 2013 welcomes Irish retailer, SuperValu, as sponsor of one of the Festival’s biggest events. The SuperValu Big Day Out takes place in Merrion Square, Dublin from 12.00 – 18.00 on Saturday March 16th, the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Over 80,000 people are expected to enjoy the very best international and Irish street acts and attractions at this FREE, magical day of fun for all the family.

20 Feb, 2013

Handfuls of Free Fun at St. Patrick’s Festival 2013

Festival welcomes greatest ever number of international participants. 20 February 2013: Vibrant Festival characters and children joined the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, TD in Dublin this morning to launch St. Patrick’s Festival 2013, which will take place this March 14th- 18th. A fantastic five-day programme of free events, celebrating the very best in Irish and International talent, will mark our national holiday. In the year of The Gathering, the Festival Parade will explore the theme “Great Things Happen When We Get Together”.

17 Jan, 2013

Great things will happen this St. Patrick’s Festival Thursday 14th – Monday 18th March;

Full Festival Programme to be announced on 20th February - January 2013: This year, Ireland will get together for another St. Patrick’s Festival in celebration of our country’s national Holiday. The five-day festival programme is packed full of events celebrating all things Irish. This year’s theme, ‘Great Things Happen When We Get Together’, is inspired by ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’, and will see the Festival throw open its arms to thousands of friends and families from all over the world to enjoy the best in Irish culture, art, street theatre, music & heritage. From 14th – 18th March, the streets of Dublin will come alive with a host of pageantry, carnivals and free entertainment showcasing the best of both Irish and international talent.

1 Jan, 2013

St. Patrick’s Festival Gathers Irish Abroad for this Year’s Festival Parade!

In celebration of all things Irish; people, culture, heritage and history, ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ and St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting 8,000 people from across the world to march on St. Patrick’s Day next March 17th. The People’s Parade encourages Irish people to throw open their arms and invite anyone who feels a connection to Ireland to come, visit and participate in the country’s most celebrated and iconic national event!

15 Mar, 2012

St. Patrick Gets in Gear for Festival

Patron Saint pit-stops in Dublin’s Grand Canal Plaza 15th March 2012: Despite stopping for directions in Dublin’s Grand Canal Plaza, St. Patrick himself has arrived safely in Dublin City Centre, in time for this year’s Festival. The Patron Saint of Ireland arrived in his all-electric Nissan LEAF, the official car of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, along with two Bui Bolg Festival characters who will present ‘How is Electricity Made?’ in the Parade, as part of this year’s science themed Parade.