With the St Patrick's Day coming up we have lined up some things to do in around Dublin.

Whether you are visiting Dublin just for the weekend or you live locally,  put your green clothes on and have fun!

The entire city will be transformed into one huge party zone with a five-day festival March 15–19 that will ignite your sense of Irish pride – even if you are not Irish at all! 

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

12:00 PM, Sat, 17 Mar
Venue: City Centre, starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1.


Ireland’s leading street theatre and pageant companies have responded artistically to the theme, Home is Where the Heart is.  Their magnificent creations and flamboyant performances inspired by all things home, will weave their way through the capital in spectacular fashion.

Bands from far and wide will deliver dazzling rhythms and uplifting musical scores that will reverberate throughout the streets of Dublin for the magnificent procession.

Marvel at as the Festival parade swirls by in all its glory and cheer along with the hundreds of thousands of people who make the atmosphere at the Festival parade something special to remember.

Greening the city

In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, see buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival.  After the sun goes down, take a stroll through Dublin’s fair city to check out these iconic buildings - they look even more impressive in green!

In the Footsteps of St. Patrick with Pat Liddy

10:30 AM, Thu, 15 Mar
Venue: St. Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2 (at Molly Malone statue)

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 Saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides led by the renowned Dublin historian Pat Liddy. This captivating tour will take in ancient sites including those around the two great medieval cathedrals of Dublin, Christ Church & St. Patrick. See the places that most tourists and many Dubliners miss and discover the fascinating history and truth behind the legend of St. Patrick.

Festival Big Day Out

11:55 AM, Sun, 18 Mar
Venue: Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Time: 12pm-6pm

See Merrion Square transform with a vibrant day-long street carnival, bursting with street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, art installations, Irish Language activities and of course a festival Céilí.

Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy in Defender Run or shoot down aliens in the Space Invaders gallery in the interactive Reality Arcade inspired by classic retro games where it’s up to you to bring the games to life.

Enter a world of fantasy and be inspired by mysterious storytelling by torchlight, shadow puppets, illustration and an exciting adventure puzzle room where Dublin UNESCO City of Literature’s Citywide read ‘Making Millions’ will come to life in a Georgian House. Catch a special reading from the book by the author Erica McCann.

Prepare to have your mind blown while experimenting with cutting edge technology in the Science Foundation Ireland science zone and marvel at skilled jugglers, illusionists, theatrical wizardry. Laugh your socks off at hilarious comedy, witty banter and fun, quirky performances.

Visit one of Dublin's costal villages

There are so many to choose from! Get away from the buzzing city and enjoy a lovely walk along one of the beautiful beaches. Some costal towns are also having their own celebrations and festivals - Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth is definitely worth a visit!