PRESS RELEASES

8 Feb, 2019

St. Patrick’s Festival and Tesco Ireland announce Cultural Partnership

Celebration of Irish Culture to become key sponsorship for Tesco Ireland St. Patrick’s Festival is delighted to announce a new two-year cultural partnership with Tesco Ireland entitled Ireland’s finest* - A Celebration of Irish Culture. This inclusive cultural programme will celebrate Ireland’s heritage, traditions and music, alongside the very best of Irish food, and runs throughout the five-day celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, March 14th to 18th.

25 Jan, 2019

St. Patrick’s Festival 2019 Binds Irish and Scottish Cultural Connections Through Words

St. Patrick’s Festival 2019 (14th-18th March) will explore the contemporary connections of culture, traditions and heritage between Ireland and Scotland in a new cultural exchange initiative entitled The Words That Bind Us, which was launched today by Minister Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland and Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scotland. The project brings together poets from Ireland and Scotland to collaborate with a new generation of young writers, exploring the roots between the two countries and topics of belonging and identity, through the prism of spoken word, poetry and performance.

12 Mar, 2018

Legendary Star Wars Actor Named As St. Patrick’s Festival Inaugural International Guest Of Honour

St. Patrick’s Festival celebrates our national holiday with a global impact. Each year a cast of thousands of home-grown and international musicians, dancers, storytellers and performers take part in the Festival’s rich and vibrant artistic programme of events, inspired for the 2018 Festival by the theme of Home. This year, for the very first time, St. Patrick’s Festival appoints an International Guest of Honour. Mark Hamill, star of the stage and screen, and known for his Star Wars role of Luke Skywalker, will be welcomed back to our shores as the inaugural International Guest of Honour.

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