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22 Feb, 2019

Celebrating Irish Produce and Global Flavours

The 2019 National St. Patrick’s Festival, running March 14 – 18, will celebrate Irish produce and global flavours. A bounty of delicious food and beverage offerings will feature throughout the spectacular five-day programme, with tastes from Ireland and abroad.

Please note a number of events are paid ticketed and others are free but tickets are required.

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The 2019 National St. Patrick’s Festival, running March 14 – 18, will celebrate Irish produce and global flavours. A bounty of delicious food and beverage offerings will feature throughout the spectacular five-day programme, with tastes from Ireland and abroad.

Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling Festival Village from March 16 to 18, three days of fantastic events, fun adventures and glorious food, featuring a Gaeltacht area, Céilí Mór, circus and science shows, children’s readings and discos, live music,  village hall talks, street theatre and much more. Feast on global flavours at the World Food Market daily at Merrion Square and tuck into the very best of Ireland’s street food scene with an array of dishes using the very best local produce.

Revellers will enjoy a super-charged Festival kick-start with Cloud Picker, the specialty Irish coffee company who roast their own beautiful brews;  fill up on slices of delicious Dough Kitchen Pizza, organic, fresh sourdough pizzas wood-fired on the spot; Shaka Poké bring a bit of Hawaii to St. Patrick’s Festival with their tasty modern Hawaiian Poké, marinated sashimi fish full of zingy flavours; over at Taco Truck Texas meets Mexico in a selection of mouth-watering meat and veggie tacos, topped with fresh homemade salsas to get the tastebuds tingling. Everyone loves ice-cream and Arctic Stone, Ireland’s multi-award winning ice cream company, will be dishing up their incredible hand rolled treats at the Festival Village throughout the weekend.

Tesco Ireland will also be on hand at Festival Village, serving up sumptuous Irish meats and the freshest Irish ingredients from their finest* Airstream. There will be plenty to make your mouth water! Amidst catching up on some family entertainment at the Festival, get yourself to the Fire Pit for the ultimate barbeque experience only from Tesco.

Brand new for this year, St. Patrick’s Festival is offering an exclusive VIP Festival Parade Experience on Sunday March 17. Enjoy prime seats in the Festival Grandstand on Westmoreland Street, right in the heart of all the action, then post Parade cross to the Westin Hotel, where Executive Chef Paul Hickey and his team will create a stunning four-course buffet lunch including Irish Beef Fillet, Baked Atlantic Salmon, Irish Gammon and Slow Cooked Tomato and Basil Gnocchi. Entertainment will be provided by Irish trad duo Mamo. Tickets are just €150 all inclusive of seating and lunch, with a reduced ticket price for children. Group bookings are welcome. See Grandstands.

St. Patrick’s Festival and the Guinness Storehouse unite once again to present an extraordinary evening of culinary and beverage delights. The hugely popular Guinness Supper Club returns to the Guinness Storehouse on the evenings of March 14 and 16 and tickets are available on the www.guinness-storehouse.com. Great beer deserves great food so Sean Hunter, Head Chef at the Guinness Storehouse and Ian Colgan, Guinness Storehouse Beer Sommelier have worked together to create a menu that celebrates bold flavours and creativity. The menu will feature the very best Irish meat and seafood, paired with bold and characterful Guinness brews, all served up with great conversation, live music and all the magic that can be expected from the Home of Guinness and St. Patrick’s Festival.

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For further information contact Conway Communications: 01 661 9728
Louise Keogh: louise@conwaycommunications.ie / 085 127 7918
Kerryann Conway: kerryann@conwaycommuncations.ie / 086 821 5246

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The National St. Patrick’s Festival from March 14 to 18, 2019 is made possible by the generous support of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, as it identifies festivals as a key component to continue to grow tourism through its National Festival Programme, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Alongside long-term commercial partners Renault and Irish Ferries, this year the Festival also welcomes Tesco Ireland in a two-year Cultural Partnership, and Hennessy as partner on many of the Festival’s musical highlights.

St. Patrick’s Festival events are supported by many partners including The Arts Council, Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Foras na Gaeilge, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 -2030, Conradh na Gaeilge, Guinness Storehouse, Scottish Government, British Council, Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland, Fundación MAPFRE Madrid, Fingal County Council, Dublin Airport, Irish Hotels Federation – Dublin Branch, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, The Irish Times, FM104 and Actavo.

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