Saint Patrick's Day Festival 2014: 14th - 17th March, Dublin

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What's on in Dublin for Saint Patrick's Festival 2014: March 14th - 17th. Ireland’s day of pride, heritage and celebration.

Irish Craft Beer & Food Market

A celebration of Irish craft brewing, Irish whiskey, and Irish artisan food. We’re totally indoors so you don’t need to worry about the weather as you browse the stalls, enjoy a masterclass or two and soak up the festive atmosphere and live music.

Date: Thursday 13 March – Monday 17 March
Where: Inside CHQ, IFSC, Dublin 1

Food Market Times & Entry:
Daily 10am - 8pm (Free Entry)

Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar Times & Entry:
Thursday 13th (5pm-10pm), Friday 14th - Monday 17th (12.30pm-10pm)
Entry is free before 6pm Thursday 13th & Friday 14th, after 6pm entry is €5
€5 Entry Saturday 15th - Monday 17th


Festival Céilí

Get your dancing shoes on and come along to the Festival Céilí, an outdoor celebration of traditional Irish dancing. Learn the steps, enjoy live traditional music and soak up the atmosphere on the streets of Dublin!

Date: Friday, 14 March
Where: St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Time: 4:30 PM
FREE Event!


Music & Street Performance

The streets of Dublin will come alive with a variety of exciting, live performances for young and old. Join us for fun, music and laughter as nationally and internationally renowned acts wow audiences with open-air performances. Watch out for comedy to make you giggle, first class street performers and lively music and song to get your feet moving. Laugh, dance and celebrate the fun out on the streets with hilarious entertainers and mesmerizing musical performances at Festival time.

Powerscourt Centre: Saturday & Sunday @12:30pm - 1:15pm
South King Street: Saturday & Sunday @1.30pm – 6:30pm
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre: Saturday & Sunday @2pm - 2.45pm
Stephen’s Green North: Saturday @1:30pm - 2pm & 2:30pm - 3pm
Dame Court: Sunday @3pm – 8pm
FREE Event!


Live on the Green

New to the Festival line-up this year is ‘Live on the Green’. This free, live music stage is sure to get everyone into the Festival spirit!

Date: Saturday, 15 March
Where: St. Stephen's Green North
Time: 4:30pm - 7pm
FREE Event!


Floating Cinema

This floating cinema in the heart of Ireland’s waterways, will screen Irish classic, Waking Ned, a story about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More. One of their 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds, and when he dies of shock, his fellow town folk attempt to claim the money! A great start to an evening out in Dublin City, but make sure to wrap up warm!

Date: Sunday, 16 March
Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4
Time: 7:30 PM
FREE event!


City at Play: Funfairs

Make Dublin yours this St. Patrick’s Festival and enjoy the City at Play, from carousels to roller coasters, family attractions to Ferris wheels, there is something for everyone! Dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air.

Merrion Square Dates & Times:
Friday 14th March: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March: 11am to 10pm
Monday 17th March : 11am to 9pm

Custom House Dates & Times:
Saturday 15h March & Sunday 16th March: 11am to 10pm
Monday 17th March: 11am to 9pm

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