Ireland to go green with St Patrick’s Day 2023 events around the island

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IT doesn’t matter if you are Irish or not when you can visit one amazing island of six unique regions, Ireland is the place to be for St Patrick’s Day parades and festivals.

The Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade will feature 15 marching bands from Ireland and around the world

This year’s Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade is shaping up to attract more than 4,000 participants and half a million people to watch the City Centre spectacle

Choose or mix and match or visit every one of the six regions of Ireland from Dublin and the West to Belfast and Northern Ireland, Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. There are day-to-night events happening from around 10 March in cities, towns and villages the length and breadth of the island as well as treasure hunts for hidden objects, family fun and dance shows and of course, parades easy to find online at

Meanwhile we here at have compiled a shortlist of favourites beginning with the Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival from 16 to 19 March.

The main event in Dublin for the national day of cultural celebration takes place on Friday 17 March with the parade. Aimed at collectively celebrating, sharing, and having fun, more than 4,000 participants will be in Dublin City, performing to the theme of ‘We Are One’: the theme reminds that we are one when we respect each other and our world.

Entertainment in the Festival Quarter of Dublin City will feature plenty of entertainment and family fun

Look for Ireland’s Patron Saint at the Waterford City St Patrick’s Day Parade

A host of marching bands, musicians and dancer will be at the Galway City St Patrick’s Day Parade

Events around the Festival in Dublin begin on 16 March at the National Museum of Ireland featuring music and entertainment, family fun, storytelling, heritage, dancing and theatre performances. While most events offer free admission check online at

In a festival that begins on 17 March with the parade, head for Waterford City for live music, family entertainment and events aimed at three fun-filled days. See the full programme online at

The St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival will return to the street of Galway City from 17 to 20 March. A series of events offering a feast of family entertainment are expected to take place over the course of the Bank Holiday weekend and many can be found online at

Parades and street entertainment will be happening around Ireland, a festival atmosphere for the St Patrick’s Day Parade

Head to Belfast for music and entertainment happening around the city this St Patrick’s Day

The ‘Voices of Belfast’ will celebrate the city’s vibrant heritage of music from 10 to 18 March featuring pop to punk and traditional to disco, highlighted in the St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17 March. Look and book for Trad Trails and the Concert at Custom House Square online at

Go green in Ireland this St Patrick’s Day and see one amazing island home to six unique regions. Events will be happening in cities, towns and villages everywhere every day and night throughout the festival.


Tags: St Patrick’s Day Ireland Arts & Culture

Image credits: Pinterest, Kim Mullahey, Dublin St Patrick’s Day Festival, Visit Ireland


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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