Events 2019

Festival Events

Thursday 14th March

  • Marsh’s Library

    Marsh’s Library

    Thu 14 Mar, 9:30 AM

    Step into literary history at the mesmerising 300 year old Marsh’s Library. Hear stories from the past three centuries and explore books that have been on the shelves since 1707.…

  • In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    Thu 14 Mar, 10:30 AM

    Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick? Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national Patron…

  • New Irish Works: Contemporary  Photography From Ireland

    New Irish Works: Contemporary Photography From Ireland

    Thu 14 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Enjoy a selection of photographic projects by Irish artists presented at The Library Project, Temple Bar. Visitors will discover recent works by Irish and Ireland based artists, demonstrating the diverse…

  • Abair series: Ballad Tours Dublin

    Abair series: Ballad Tours Dublin

    Thu 14 Mar, 3:00 PM

    As part of the Abair series, Ballad Tours Dublin aims to promote social history through song. Dublin has a long history and there is hardly an event as small as…

  • Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

    Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

    Thu 14 Mar, 5:00 PM

    Ireland’s largest craft brews gathering returns to the Convention Centre Dublin for St. Patrick’s weekend. Each year Alltech Brews features the best of Irish craft beers, ciders and spirits all…

  • Abair series: No.14 Henrietta Street

    Abair series: No.14 Henrietta Street

    Thu 14 Mar, 5:30 PM

    A strand of the Abair series of events, the stories of 14 Henrietta Street mirror the story of Dublin and her citizens. Experience over 300 years of city life through…

  • Greening the City

    Greening the City

    Thu 14 Mar, 5:59 PM

    In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival. After the sun sets, take a stroll through the streets of Dublin’s…

  • Abair series: Gnás - Finnegans Wake

    Abair series: Gnás - Finnegans Wake

    Thu 14 Mar, 6:30 PM

    Join storyteller Liz Weir and singer Ann Buckley in Glasnevin Cemetery on a journey through death and the afterlife, with comic and sad tales of bidding farewell, passing on and…

  • Standing, Sitting, Lying Down Feat. composers Simon Cullen and Michael Gallen

    Standing, Sitting, Lying Down Feat. composers Simon Cullen and Michael Gallen

    Thu 14 Mar, 6:59 PM

    Additional performances; Standing, Sitting, Lying Down Feat. composers Jennifer Moore and Simon Cullen Fri 15 Mar @ 7pm Standing, Sitting, Lying down is a unique immersive audio visual performance.  Over…

  • The Guinness Supper Club

    The Guinness Supper Club

    Thu 14 Mar, 7:30 PM

    St. Patrick’s Festival and the Guinness Storehouse are uniting once more again to present an extraordinary evening of beer and food. The hugely popular Guinness Supper Club returns to the…

  • Cormac Begley & Friends

    Cormac Begley & Friends

    Thu 14 Mar, 8:00 PM

    With Lisa O’Neill, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Libby McCrohan, Stephen James Smith & Donal Dineen. Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture. St. Patrick’s Festival presents a night of musical stories…

  • Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Thu 14 Mar, 9:00 PM

    Additional Dates; Fri 15 March @ 9pm Teacher’s Club, Parnell Sq Sat 16 March @ 9pm Mc Neills, 140 Capel St Mon 18 March @ 9pm Mc Neills, 140 Capel…

Friday 15th March

Saturday 16th March

  • Made Ground

    Made Ground

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Made Ground is a collaboration between artists Eva Richardson McCrea, Frank Sweeney and the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDWPS). Taking the DDWPS online archive of over 3,500 photographs as its…

  • Marsh’s Library

    Marsh’s Library

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Step into literary history at the mesmerising 300 year old Marsh’s Library. Hear stories from the past three centuries and explore books that have been on the shelves since 1707.…

  • EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition Have you ever wondered what life was like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants or how seventeenth century Irish merchants began their trading…

  • EPIC: A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea - A Family Story & Craft Workshop with Sarah Webb

    EPIC: A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea - A Family Story & Craft Workshop with Sarah Webb

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Join award-winning writer Sarah Webb for this interactive, sea-themed event for the whole family. Revisit favourite childhood rhymes and songs such as A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and…

  • In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:30 AM

    Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick? Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national Patron…

  • Sing Out Loud - A Choral Trail in the City

    Sing Out Loud - A Choral Trail in the City

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture Take to the streets for an inclusive, celebratory programme in partnership with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival and Tesco finest*, with a choral…

  • U-Fest

    U-Fest

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Join in the fun at U-Fest where community and inspiration will unite. A day for all the family, encapsulating music, art, cultural performances, drama, dance, food, fairs, activities, attractions, and…

  • City at Play Funfairs

    City at Play Funfairs

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City at Play: Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air…

  • Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and St. Patrick’s Festival, in association with Fundación Mapfre will present a major exhibition of work by world-acclaimed Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle. Running in the…

  • D1 25th Anniversary Record Launch & Retrospective Exhibition

    D1 25th Anniversary Record Launch & Retrospective Exhibition

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    For as long as there has been dance music in Dublin, there has been techno. Our love affair with the genre runs as deep today as it did back-in-the-day, when…

  • Abair series: Ballad Tours Dublin

    Abair series: Ballad Tours Dublin

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:59 AM

    As part of the Abair series, Ballad Tours Dublin aims to promote social history through song. Dublin has a long history and there is hardly an event as small as…

  • EPIC: Under the Sea - Family Story Generator with Writer, Sarah Webb

    EPIC: Under the Sea - Family Story Generator with Writer, Sarah Webb

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Are your family story fit? Can you create crazy characters and plot fiendishly difficult plots? You’re about to find out in this interactive story workshop. There will be mapping, drawing…

  • Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

    Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Ireland’s largest craft brews gathering returns to the Convention Centre Dublin for St. Patrick’s weekend. Each year Alltech Brews features the best of Irish craft beers, ciders and spirits all…

  • Festival Village

    Festival Village

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village, with three days of fantastic events,  fun adventures and glorious food,  featuring a Gaeltacht area, Céilí Mór,  circus and science…

  • New Irish Works: Contemporary  Photography From Ireland

    New Irish Works: Contemporary Photography From Ireland

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Enjoy a selection of photographic projects by Irish artists presented at The Library Project, Temple Bar. Visitors will discover recent works by Irish and Ireland based artists, demonstrating the diverse…

  • The Beginnings of Dáil Éireann: English Language

    The Beginnings of Dáil Éireann: English Language

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:30 PM

    Number 6 Harcourt Street is one of Ireland’s most historic houses.  Come and take a tour of the house where John Henry Newman founded a university and where Éamon de…

  • Guinness in the Liberties - Exclusive Guided Tour

    Guinness in the Liberties - Exclusive Guided Tour

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:59 PM

    Let yourself be taken on a mysterious guided tour through the back streets of Dublin 8’s Liberties quarter. Experience contemporary Dublin through a historic lens with pop-up historical re-enactments and…

  • Lavender Walk: Tour of Historic Gay Dublin

    Lavender Walk: Tour of Historic Gay Dublin

    Sat 16 Mar, 1:00 PM

    Join the ultimate walking tour of historic LGBT Dublin hosted by well-known civil rights activist and historian, Tonie Walsh, as he trawls the socio-cultural and political life of the city,…

  • Abair Series: Gnás - Young and Foolish

    Abair Series: Gnás - Young and Foolish

    Sat 16 Mar, 1:15 PM

    Join singer and fiddler player Helen Diamond and storyteller and poet Frances Quinn on an exploration of adolescence and courtship in the Irish traditions. The concert takes place in the…

  • The Muskerry Queen of Song with Donal Dineen, Eilish Ní Thuama, & Eithne Ní Chatháin.

    The Muskerry Queen of Song with Donal Dineen, Eilish Ní Thuama, & Eithne Ní Chatháin.

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:00 PM

    An Afternoon of Musical Stories Inspired by Elizabeth Cronin Elizabeth (Bess) Cronin is one of the most important historical figures in Irish traditional music.  Her songs and style of singing…

  • The Beginnings of Dáil Éireann: Gaeilge

    The Beginnings of Dáil Éireann: Gaeilge

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:30 PM

    Turais treoraithe agus athchruthú as Gaeilge Tá Uimhir 6 Sráid Fhearchair mar cheann de na tithe is stairiúla in Éireann. Tar a thuras timpeall an foirgneamh inar bhunaidh John Henry…

  • The Words That Bind Us

    The Words That Bind Us

    Sat 16 Mar, 3:00 PM

    An international artistic collaboration of St. Patrick’s Festival with the Scottish Government, the British Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, in association with axis Ballymun, Neu! Reekie! and the…

  • EPIC: History Ireland Hedge School

    EPIC: History Ireland Hedge School

    Sat 16 Mar, 3:00 PM

    A Maritime People? A Conversation on the Irish at Sea - With a panel of guest speakers chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland. In 1986, the prominent maritime…

  • Tumble Circus

    Tumble Circus

    Sat 16 Mar, 4:00 PM

    Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture Tumble Circus provide a unique experience of innovative and contemporary Irish circus, specializing in high skill circus – theatre – comedy (indoors and…

  • Greening the City

    Greening the City

    Sat 16 Mar, 5:59 PM

    In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival. After the sun sets, take a stroll through the streets of Dublin’s…

  • David Donohoe Live

    David Donohoe Live

    Sat 16 Mar, 6:30 PM

    Made In Dublin is a powerful immersive multi-screen surround-sound installation about a city on the move. Built around the Dublin photographs of Eamonn Doyle, with production design by Niall Sweeney,…

  • Abair Series: Gnás - Thousands Are Sailing

    Abair Series: Gnás - Thousands Are Sailing

    Sat 16 Mar, 6:30 PM

    Storyteller Helena Byrne and traditional singer and multi-instrumentalist Macdara Yeates present songs and stories of emigration. The event will also feature a ‘songs from the floor’ session, giving audience members…

  • The Guinness Supper Club

    The Guinness Supper Club

    Sat 16 Mar, 7:30 PM

    St. Patrick’s Festival and the Guinness Storehouse are uniting once more again to present an extraordinary evening of beer and food. The hugely popular Guinness Supper Club returns to the…

  • Finest Minds

    Finest Minds

    Sat 16 Mar, 8:00 PM

    An Interview with Liam Cunningham, hosted by Jim Carroll Featuring guest performances by Fehdah & Eve Belle Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture. A lively evening of conversation, debate…

  • This Land with Candlelit Theatre & Special Guest Farah Elle

    This Land with Candlelit Theatre & Special Guest Farah Elle

    Sat 16 Mar, 8:30 PM

    Our oldest myths tell of people who came to this land from afar. Ireland welcomed them and the land remembered them all. In collaboration with Raymond Keane, singer Farah Elle,…

  • Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Sat 16 Mar, 9:00 PM

    Additional Dates; Mon 18 March @ 9pm Mc Neills, 140 Capel St Carry on the exploration of the Abair Series with this free trail, featuring singers from the Gnás series,…

Sunday 17th March

  • EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    Sun 17 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition Have you ever wondered what life was like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants or how seventeenth century Irish merchants began their trading…

  • Made Ground

    Made Ground

    Sun 17 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Made Ground is a collaboration between artists Eva Richardson McCrea, Frank Sweeney and the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDWPS). Taking the DDWPS online archive of over 3,500 photographs as its…

  • Swords St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Swords St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Sun 17 Mar, 11:00 AM

    St. Patrick’s Festival are delighted to collaborate with community groups from across Fingal County on a new pageant, as part of the Swords St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The pageant will…

  • City at Play Funfairs

    City at Play Funfairs

    Sun 17 Mar, 11:00 AM

    From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City at Play: Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air…

  • Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Sun 17 Mar, 11:00 AM

    The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and St. Patrick’s Festival, in association with Fundación Mapfre will present a major exhibition of work by world-acclaimed Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle. Running in the…

  • New Irish Works: Contemporary  Photography From Ireland

    New Irish Works: Contemporary Photography From Ireland

    Sun 17 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Enjoy a selection of photographic projects by Irish artists presented at The Library Project, Temple Bar. Visitors will discover recent works by Irish and Ireland based artists, demonstrating the diverse…

  • St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

    St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

    Sun 17 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Ireland has a deep rooted connection with this year’s theme, Storytelling. Street theatre and pageant companies, gear up to dazzle with their artistic interpretations of the 2019 theme. Their worldly…

  • Festival Village

    Festival Village

    Sun 17 Mar, 2:00 PM

    Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village, with three days of fantastic events,  fun adventures and glorious food,  featuring a Gaeltacht area, Céilí Mór,  circus and science…

  • In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    Sun 17 Mar, 2:15 PM

    Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick? Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national Patron…

  • Tumble Circus

    Tumble Circus

    Sun 17 Mar, 5:00 PM

    Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture Tumble Circus provide a unique experience of innovative and contemporary Irish circus, specializing in high skill circus – theatre – comedy (indoors and…

  • Greening the City

    Greening the City

    Sun 17 Mar, 5:59 PM

    In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival. After the sun sets, take a stroll through the streets of Dublin’s…

  • Seen & Heard

    Seen & Heard

    Sun 17 Mar, 6:00 PM

    Featuring: Fehdah, Anna Mieke, Caoi De Barra, Dowry At no other time has Irish music danced its way through the landscapes of our island more confidently. While at once emerging…

  • D1 RECORDINGS 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

    D1 RECORDINGS 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

    Sun 17 Mar, 8:00 PM

    Lineup to date: Dechord - Live [ Americhord + Decoy/Decal ], Rob Rowland - Live, TIME [Somadrone] - Live, Who’s The Technician ? - Live, Derek Carr - Live, Lerosa…

Monday 18th March

  • Made Ground

    Made Ground

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Made Ground is a collaboration between artists Eva Richardson McCrea, Frank Sweeney and the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDWPS). Taking the DDWPS online archive of over 3,500 photographs as its…

  • EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    EPIC: Across the Waves - The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition Have you ever wondered what life was like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants or how seventeenth century Irish merchants began their trading…

  • In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:30 AM

    Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick? Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national Patron…

  • Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Eamonn Doyle – Irish Contemporary Photography

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:59 AM

    The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and St. Patrick’s Festival, in association with Fundación Mapfre will present a major exhibition of work by world-acclaimed Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle. Running in the…

  • City at Play Funfairs

    City at Play Funfairs

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:59 AM

    From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City at Play: Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air…

  • New Irish Works: Contemporary  Photography From Ireland

    New Irish Works: Contemporary Photography From Ireland

    Mon 18 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Enjoy a selection of photographic projects by Irish artists presented at The Library Project, Temple Bar. Visitors will discover recent works by Irish and Ireland based artists, demonstrating the diverse…

  • Treasures from the Bog: Story-Making Workshop

    Treasures from the Bog: Story-Making Workshop

    Mon 18 Mar, 11:30 AM

    Get creative with an inventive story-making workshop, Treasures from the Bog, with writer Kate Heffernan and illustrator Duffy Mooney-Sheppard, inspired by the interesting things found in Irish bogs. From ancient…

  • EPIC: Slime Labs with Catherine McGuinness

    EPIC: Slime Labs with Catherine McGuinness

    Mon 18 Mar, 11:58 AM

    There is a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum this St. Patrick’s Festival! Catherine McGuinness will be returning…

  • St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race

    St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race

    Mon 18 Mar, 12:00 PM

    For the more energetic festival goers, take part in the annual Festival 5K Road Race! The hugely popular St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race is back! This fast and flat…

  • Festival Village

    Festival Village

    Mon 18 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village, with three days of fantastic events,  fun adventures and glorious food,  featuring a Gaeltacht area, Céilí Mór,  circus and science…

  • Lavender Walk: Tour of Historic Gay Dublin

    Lavender Walk: Tour of Historic Gay Dublin

    Mon 18 Mar, 1:00 PM

    Join the ultimate walking tour of historic LGBT Dublin hosted by well-known civil rights activist and historian, Tonie Walsh, as he trawls the socio-cultural and political life of the city,…

  • The Words That Bind Us Poetry Trail

    The Words That Bind Us Poetry Trail

    Mon 18 Mar, 1:00 PM

    An international artistic collaboration of St. Patrick’s Festival with the Scottish Government, the British Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, in association with axis Ballymun, Neu! Reekie! and the…

  • Céilí Mór

    Céilí Mór

    Mon 18 Mar, 1:00 PM

    Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture Céilí Mór, is a free large-scale outdoor, bilingual, participative event which celebrates traditional Irish dance, language and music. Learn the steps, enjoy the…

  • Guinness in the Liberties - Exclusive Guided Tour

    Guinness in the Liberties - Exclusive Guided Tour

    Mon 18 Mar, 1:58 PM

    Let yourself be taken on a mysterious guided tour through the back streets of Dublin 8’s Liberties quarter. Experience contemporary Dublin through a historic lens with pop-up historical re-enactments and…

  • Tumble Circus

    Tumble Circus

    Mon 18 Mar, 4:00 PM

    Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture Tumble Circus provide a unique experience of innovative and contemporary Irish circus, specializing in high skill circus – theatre – comedy (indoors and…

  • Greening the City

    Greening the City

    Mon 18 Mar, 5:59 PM

    In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival. After the sun sets, take a stroll through the streets of Dublin’s…

  • Candlelit Tales

    Candlelit Tales

    Mon 18 Mar, 8:30 PM

    Candlelit Tales are a troupe of musicians, dancers, storytellers and performers that have a passion for injecting new life into the old and sometimes forgotten stories. Saint Patrick is said…

  • Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Abair Series: Through the City - Singing Session

    Mon 18 Mar, 9:00 PM

    Carry on the exploration of the Abair Series with this free trail, featuring singers from the Gnás series, through the city’s best traditional singing clubs and sessions including The Cobblestone,…

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