St. Patrick’s Festival 2024

For hundreds of years, from a small island on the edge of Europe, we have shared our music, poetry, art, literature, our culture and heritage, and most of all, our people, with communities and countries all over the world.

Our stories have bound us together as one global community – a community that traverses borders, enthrals and entrances, connects and inspires. A community that welcomes all voices with dignity and respect. One community, one planet, one human race, one great, big beating heart.

To share, to laugh, to speak, to sing, to dance, to perform, to participate, and to be together, as one, wherever you are in the world.

St. Patrick’s Festival’s One City Festival Programme curates a variety of events in collaboration with cultural partners throughout Dublin from art exhibitions to orchestral performances, walking tours to brand-new theatre pieces.

This March, we invite you to St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin to help us celebrate our part and our place in our global community.

What's On

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The National St. Patrick’s Day Parade really is the centre of the world on St. Patrick’s Day – a genuinely bucket-list worthy adventure in Ireland’s capital city,


Festival Quarter

Returning for 2024 after an incredibly successful event in 2023 is the St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks which will be home to a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, from March 16th to 17th!


One City

As part of a curated programme of events in collaboration with cultural partners around the city, there will be many St. Patrick’s Festival supported live events and club nights throughout Dublin over the period of the Festival.


City Funfair

From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air at amazing speed! A firm Festival favourite, the Funfair will light up the city with colourful carnival fairground attractions.


In the Footsteps of St Patrick

Trace the history of St Patrick as you follow the possible route he took on his legendary visit to the Dublin area of over 1,500 years ago. Did you know that much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owes its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick?


Mother Presents Cultúr Club

Cultúr Club is back at St. Patrick’s Festival 2024 for a very special night of live music, queer performance and art in celebration of the rapidly rising Irish LGBTQ+ club culture and the transformative power of the dancefloor in one of Ireland’s most iconic spaces.


Selected Events...

Abbey Theatre: Na Peirsigh / Persians

Féach ar an dráma is sine san Eoraip a bhfuiltear eolach air atá á chur ar stáitse go fóill sa teanga labhartha is sine san Eoraip ag Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann. Experience Europe’s oldest known surviving play retold in Europe’s oldest spoken language at the National Theatre of Ireland.


CoisCéim Dance Theatre: Sparking Debate

Sparking Debate is an engagement initiative for and by young adults to provoke dialogue around Irish identity, hospitality and sovereignty. CoisCéim Dance Theatre and St Patrick’s Festival 2024 - a ground-breaking partnership anchored in shared values to showcase artistic excellence and celebrate the diverse lived experiences that define our island today.


Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

The 17th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place this St Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March. Over 2,500 enthusiastic walkers are expected to take on the 26km challenge with the option of starting at Howth or Dun Laoghaire Harbour and finishing at the opposite harbour.


Abair | The Phoeno

A Musical Walking Tour of the Phoenix Park. To accompany the new publication ‘The Lamplighters of Phoenix Park,’ historian Donal Fallon (Three Castles Burning) leads tourists on a journey of two-hundred years of Dublin history, from the Phoenix Park assassinations to the foundation of the Zoological gardens, illuminated by a series of musical acts along the way.


Holly Munro

Dublin-based songwriter Holly Munro blends electronic elements and folk-pop with introspective lyrics. Drawing inspiration from Sylvan Esso, Feist, Joni Mitchell, and Big Thief, Holly collaborates with producer Luke Potashnick at Wool Hall Studios in Frome, Somerset.


Ispíní na hÉireann

Ispíní na hÉiereann is a five-piece Irish punk folk band who create and play music that is a combination of original songs and reimagined covers and tunes, all influenced by the Irish music tradition. Ispíní na hÉireann is lead by front men Adam J Holohan and Tomás Mulligan, and joined by cellist and fiddle player Aongus MacAmhlaigh, bodhrán extraordinaire Cian ‘Kinko’ Ó Ceallaigh, and the saxophone and Uilleann Pipes player Pádraig Óg Mac Aodhagáin.