How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2024 across Ireland

The three-day St Patrick’s weekend is nearly here, and you can expect a full programme of parades and celebrations across the country on 17 March and beyond. In Dublin, St Patrick’s Festival will be at full throttle, with the return of the world class parade as well as street theatre and live music.

Whether you want to run a half marathon in Mullingar or climb a mountain in Mayo, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland.

  • 1. Catch a parade
  • 2. Tap into culture in Limerick
  • 3. Go traditional in Kilkenny
  • 4. Have fun in Sligo
  • 5. Spend the weekend in Cork
  • 6. Celebrate in Waterford
  • 7. Have a ball in Kerry
  • 8. Climb a mountain in Westport
  • 9. Cheer on Ireland at the Six Nations
  • 10. Head to Hook Lighthouse in Wexford
  • 11. Run the Mullingar Half Marathon
  • 12. Cross the bridge from Ballina to Killaloe