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

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

The entire city will be transformed into one huge party that will ignite your sense of Irish pride – even if you are not Irish!!

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

When: 12:00pm Saturday 17th March
Venue: City Centre, starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Click here to view the St Patricks Parade Route.


If you visit during the Dublin St. Patrick's Festival, you can enjoy four days and nights of culture, music and entertainment in Dublin, including the ‘Greening of the City’ where iconic venues across the city will light up green. The festival runs from the 14th-18th of March 2019.

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

When:  6:00pm Saturday 16th March 2019

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!

2019 Greening locations include:

• Aras an Uachtarain
• 3 Arena (previously 02)
• Arnotts
• Atlas Language School
• Ballsbridge Hotel
• Brown Thomas
• Casino Marino
• Christ Church Cathedral
• Cliff Town House
• Civic Offices
• Collins Barracks
• Diceys
• Diving Bell – Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
• Doorway Gallery
• Dublin Castle Lower Yard
• Dublin Port Centre
• Dublin Port Crane 292
• Dublin Castle Upper Yard
• Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Town Hall
• Enterprise Trade and Employment
• Entrance To Stephens Green
• Farmleigh – Water Tower
• Four Courts
• Four Seasons
• 1 George’s Quay
• Government Buildings
• Guinness Storehouse
• Intercontinental Dublin
• Irish Architectural Archive
• Irish Georgian Society
• Irish Life
• Iveagh House
• Jervis Shopping Centre
• Johnny Fox’s Pub
• J.W. Sweetman Craft Brewery
• Kilmainham Courthouse
• Kilmainham Gaol – Entrance
• King’s Inns
• Leinster House
• Mansion House
• Marlborough Street Complex
• Morrison Hotel
• National Concert Hall
• National Library
• National Gallery of Ireland
• National Museum of Ireland
• National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
• Natural History Museum
• Olympia
• Phoenix Monument
• Rathfarnham Castle
• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
• Royal Hospital Kilmainham – Clock Tower
• St. Patrick’s Cathedral
• St. Patrick’s Church
• St. Stephen’s Green
• Teeling Whiskey Company
• The Alex
• The Davenport
• The Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland
• The Green
• The Institute of Education
• The Marker
• The Pavilion
• The Shelbourne, Dublin
• The Twelve
• The Uppercross Hotel

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Venue: Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Wall, 

When: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday 17th March
Tickets: From €15 - €45

Ireland’s largest craft brews gathering returns to the Convention Centre Dublin for St. Patrick’s weekend. Each year Alltech Brews features the best of Irish craft beers, ciders and spirits all under one roof!

What better way to celebrate than by sampling some of Ireland’s best craft brews, listening to live music acts, tasting delicious local food offerings and watching Ireland play Six Nations Rugby on three of the largest screens in Dublin!

Visitors will have the opportunity to sample more than 300 craft brews from both well-established and up-and-coming Irish craft breweries and distilleries. The event not only showcases the latest innovations and trends in Ireland’s growing craft drinks industry – but it is also just great fun!

For more information and tickets, click here.

Festival Big Day Out - City at Play Funfairs

When: 11:00am on Sunday 17th March 2019
Venue: Custom House Quay, D1

From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City at Play: Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air at amazing speed!

Bring the family in for the day and go on everything from the waltzers to the carousel. Be a dare devil and be hung upside down and spun through the air!

The fairgrounds will light up the city with bright colourful lights and keep young and old entertained for hours. It's the perfect event to bring friends, family, cousins and even grandparents this weekend.

A firm Festival favourite, the Funfair will light up the city with colourful carnival fairground attractions. Suitable for all the family, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Funfair experience!

St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race


When: 12:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019

Venue: St. Stephen’s Green

For the more energetic festival goers, take part in the annual Festival 5K Road Race!

The hugely popular St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race is back! This fast and flat course will take you right through the heart of historic, beautiful Georgian Dublin. An ideal race for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes. Expect a fun and lively atmosphere along the route as spectators cheer on the participants. Racers can relax afterwards at Race HQ in the Round Room at the Mansion House, where there will be some well–deserved refreshments and prize giving.

For more information, price and route details please click here.