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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Tue, 12 Mar 2024
Where is it?

The famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts on Parnell Square North before it moves down O’Connell Street where it will then cross the River Liffey, it will then go through Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Nicholas Street, Patrick’s Street and it will end on Kevin Street.

If you follow this route you will not only get to see the amazing dancers, incredible floats, extravagantly dressed performers and hear great music but you will also get to see our beautiful cities greatest sights and historical landmarks such as The GPO, The O’Connell Monument, The Christ Church Cathedral, The Dublinia Museum and many more.

What is it?

With a bursting sense of raucous celebration firmly at its core, the Parade proudly showcases the spark of creativity, imagination, laughter and joy that our wonderful people are so widely known for.

Driven by the values of community, diversity and inclusion, joy and sustainability, the Festival continues to work with Ireland’s foremost creative pageant companies including Bui Bolg, Spraoi, Inishowen Carnival, The Outing Queer Arts Collective, Artastic and Dublin Cycling Campaign, and this year, is very proud to be working on a brand new collaboration with CoisCéim Broadreach.

The theme of this year’s Festival and Parade is ‘Spréach’, the Irish word for Spark, which represents the unique essence of Ireland and of Irish People. It’s what sets us apart and what brings us together, and oftentimes it’s the reason that people from all over the world have a special place in their hearts for Irish people, place and culture.


The Festival has worked with pageant companies and partners to explore the different interpretations of Spréach – whether that’s the glint of craic in the eye that is so familiar to Irish people, or whether that’s the light of innovation and discovery so present throughout our history.

When is it?

This years St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on the 17th of March at 12 pm. So make sure your there to see it!