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Dublin Castle, Saturday 7th September
National Services Day – the first Saturday in September sees the bands, personnel and vehicles of the nations emergency and security services parade from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle itself shall host displays of each of the services – Dublin Fire Brigade, RNLI, Irish Coast Guard, Revenue & Customs, Airport Fire & Police, Civil Defence, Order of Malta, St John's, Irish Prison Service, ONE, Irish Water Safety, Community First Responders, Blood Bikes and An Garda Síochána, to celebrate the dedication of staff and volunteers alike in their service to the state and allow the opportunity for all young and old to engage with the services.
Skills Display – 11am-3.30pm | Dublin Castle
From abseiling to bomb disposal, watch the pro's put their skills to the test. Kids (and adults) can experience the vehicles and equipment up close.
The Bands – An international line up
Bands have always been a big part of the spectacle and this year is no exception. We are proud to welcome the bands of foreign services.
The Parade – 12.00 noon | Parnell Sq to Dublin Castle
Join the crowds as they watch a thousand Services personnel and their vehicles wind their way through the city. Follow them to Dublin Castle to see the vehicles and equipment put through its paces in the exciting Skills Display.
Concert – Saturday, August 31st, 7.30pm | National Concert Hall
Price: €30 + €20 concessions available.
Colourful, professional, talented and entertaining – listen to the members of the Emergency Services as they play your favourite popular melodies giving you, family and friends an uplifting experience to remember: Band of an Garda Síochána, National Ambulance Pipe & Drums, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Comhaltas Ceolteóirí Éireann, Prison Service Choir, Prison Service Band, Killeagh Ladies Choir. Guest Artists: Sibéal and Jack L.
National Services Day is organised each year by FESSEF, an entirely volunteer-led effort.
- Saturday 7th September
- Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland