What’s the craic for Saint Patrick’s Weekend


St. Patrick’s Festival


Truly the climax to the five-day carousing spree is the parade held on Saturday, where the million-strong, Guinness-fueled, green-clad revelers resemble a veritable army. The event is as much about participation as it is about spectacle. Few forego the tradition of adorning all green. At 11am, the festivities get underway at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with the procession officially starting at noon and rolling until completion at the Black Church on Dorset Street. Afterwards, the celebrators continue onward to Earlsfort Terrace for the Céilí Mór dance party. Traditional Irish dancing spills into the streets, and even the most bashful find themselves joining in for a jig. From there, the merriment rallies forward in the thousands of city pubs, only stumbling distance away.

Check out all the events that are part of the St. Patrick’s Festival here!

Thursday  (15.03) to Monday (19.03)

Location: Various

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival


Immerse your senses in this foodie heaven where you can sample delicious fresh food and craft beer whilst enjoying free music and entertainment, from cooking demos to wine tasting.
Celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn, Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences at the Harbour Festival Food Village serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.

Take the 20 minute Dart journey out to Howth and enjoy a fabulous day out by the sea!

Saturday (17.03) to Monday (19.03) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free entry

 Howth Village, County Dublin

Irish Craft Beer and Spirits Festival


Join the Irish Craft Beer and Spirit Festival from midday on Sunday as they celebrate their Irish heritage for this year’s St. Patrick’s weekend.  Innovative and leading industry brands in Irish Spirits and Craft Beers will showcase what’s happening across our land and why this nation is leading the way in these categories through their stands and pop-ups.

Whether you are a Craft beer Connoisseur or it’s your first time tasting Whiskey or Gin, you need not worry as you will be joined by brewers, distillers, and all-round enthusiasts as they show you what separates us from the rest of the world when it comes to craft beer and spirits.

Throughout the day there will be live music from great Irish musicians to help you celebrate our heritage and our nation’s culture.

Sunday (18.03) – 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free admission

House Dublin – 27 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2


Route 94 – At The Wright Venue


On Paddy’s Eve The Write Venue will be receiving the amazing Route 94 who will bring the best of his house music to Dublin and will keep you moving for sure!

Route 94 is a British music producer and DJ from London. He has worked with the likes of Skream, Benga and Katy B. He produces house and his single “My Love” has been a commercial success having charted to number 1 in three countries. Yeah, you know him!

Listen to Route 94 music here!

Support: Eli Brown

Friday (16.03) – from 10 pm

Tickets: 17.50 Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords, Co. Dublin

Detroit Swindle – At Pygmalion


Do you want to go out and dance this Friday night? Then you should know that Detroit Swindle will be playing at Pygmalion! The duo was formed in 2011 by Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets and have released music on renowned labels like Freerange, Future Classics, Dirt Crew (where they released their well-received debut album ‘Boxed Out’), Tsuba, Classic Music Company, Kaoz Theory and many more. This includes notable remixes for Hercules and Love Affair, Chet Faker, Seven Davis Jr. and Romanthony’s track ‘Too Long’ produced by Daft Punk.

Check out Detroit Swindle music here!

Friday (16.03) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: 20 – At the bar

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Enrico Sangiuliano – At District 8


This Friday District 8 will be receiving Enrico Sangiuliano. The producer, performer and sound designer was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy and since he was a child, his desire to create noises and sounds from everyday objects was very apparent, with the use of all sorts of objects to deliver something new and interesting, from pans and pots in the kitchen to the wooden benches in the park.

Enrico had a standout performance at Boxed Off last September and we can’t wait to see him again!

Listen to Enrico’s music here!

Friday (16.03) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Culture Shock: Paddy’s Day Party – At Pygmalion

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As part of Pygmalion’s 9th birthday celebrations that will see a weekender of parties across both Pyg and Powerscourt. Culture Shock are delighted to host an all day bash in Pygmalion on St Patricks Day.

Expect a fusion of latin, afro, funk and disco tunes on the terrace throughout the afternoon and evening compliments of Weathertop DJs and Syl Black. Culture Shock residents move the party to the club for a night of house & techno treats afterwards.

Line up: Barry Greaves, Aaron Nolan, Con Allen, Laughing Man, Syl Black, Twonys Cosmic Disco Wobblers

Saturday (17.03) – 2:00 pm to 4:00 am

Tickets: 5 / 10 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

DJ Koze, Fjaak, Red Axes, Acid Pauli + more at District 8 


District 8 will be celebrating a Paddy’s Day Block Party with a lot of music being played across 3 stages, starting from 2pm. Check out the line up:

Dj Koze (3hr Set) / Fjaak (live) – Red Axes – Acid Pauli / Brame & Hamo – Dj Deece (3hr Set)

Jordan – Sage – Cáilín – Aeron – Nevan Jio – Cáit – Fintan Lalor – Matthew Dundon

Saturday (17.03) – from 2:00 pm

Tickets: 30 / 35 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Da Funk – Live AV Pyramid Show – At Hangar


Da Funk, Daft Punk tribute act, will transform Hangar building, a huge replica Pyramid from the Daft Punk Alive tour, this Sunday. Expect Daft Punk helmets, live av show, full lighting rig, all the daft punk classics, robot cocktails and a great night!

Sunday (18.03) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: 15 / 18 Book here

Hangar – 9-17 St Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2


TooFools w/ EHCO + MUNKY + Soul Badger – At The Bowery


TooFools is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalists Steven McCann & Lorcán O’Dwyer. After years of playing together in various bands, noticing a telepathic musical connection, the duo finally decided it was time to collaborate.

2017 brought TooFools their first U.K appearance which saw the duo headline the Solas stage at Latitude Festival, appearances at Electric Picnic & Body & Soul and another appearance at The Button Factory to a packed out room at the end of 2017. Last year ended nicely for TooFools securing a new partnership with MPI to take them into 2018 and prepare for their second release.

Friday (16.03) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: 12.50 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Zooropa: U2 Tribute – At Button Factory


After a sell out show in the Button Factory in July 2017 with rave reviews, ZOOROPA are back! Ireland’s #1 U2 Tribute Band will perform on Friday to kick off the St. Patricks Weekend celebrations in Rock’N’Roll style. Zooropa will return to the home of the Rock’N’Roll museum, the Button Factory, right in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, Temple Bar.

Their 2+ hour performance will include every U2 classic including songs from their brand new album!

Friday (16.03) – 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €12 / €15 (On the door) Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Dublin 2

Whelan’s Full Irish – St.Patrick’s Day – 14 Bands


This Saint Patrick’s day Whelan’s is having 14 of the best up and coming Irish acts playing a variety of music across two stages for your listening pleasure from 3pm. You can sign up for the guest list here.

After the gig Whelan’s will keep going from 11pm with late bar, drinks promos, photobooth and live music.

Saturday (17.03) – from 3:00 pm

Free entry (guest list)

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

All Day Paddy’s Party – At The Bernard Shaw


Kicking off at 12pm and going till late The Bernard Shaw is hosting some of Dublin’s best collectives in the covered beer garden as well as their inside bar. The massively popular Eatyard food market will be open with a brand new range of vendors serving the very best in street food and snacks while The Big Blue Bus will be on hand all day with the best pizzas we’ve personally ever tasted to keep you going for the day.

They will also be hosting the official, definitive Potato Champ showdown! How many potatoes can someone eat before caving in?

Saturday (17.03) – from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am

Free entry

The Bernard Shaw – 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2

Oldskool: The evolution of hip hop – At The Sugar Club


Oldskool return to perform their full live show ‘the evolution of hip hop’ at The Sugar Club on St. Patrick’s day. If you like hip hop you may have a great time at this party!

Saturday (17.03) – 9:00 pm

Tickets: 19.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


Festival Big Day Out


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.

See Big Day Out full Schedule here

Saturday (17.03) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free event

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Father Ted St Patrick’s Weekend Special


Four of the most popular Irish Comedians are back at The Laughter Lounge for St. Patrick’s Weekend.

Join the comedians from Father Ted, Joe (Father Damo) Rooney and Patrick (Eoin McLove) McDonnell who will give you a great night out which will include a ‘Lovely Girls Competition’ and other Father Ted madness! Hosting the night, Steve Cummins will have you in the palm of his hand. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Friday (17.03) & Saturday (18.03) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: 26 / 31  Book here

The Laughter Lounge, 4-8 Eden Quay





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