A Global Celebration of Irish Culture and Heritage returns to the streets of Dublin, 16-20 March, 2022

The programme for Ireland’s National St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin has been unveiled, marking the return of the world’s most iconic St Patrick’s Day celebrations live and in-person for first time since 2019.

The theme for this landmark event is Connections and the scope of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2022 is set to be the largest in scale and ambition to date. It will be a moment for Ireland and the millions who claim Irish heritage around the world to connect and reflect, celebrate and welcome.

The iconic National St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the streets of Dublin on March 17th, with more pageants, more marching bands and more participants than ever before.

New for 2022 is Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks which will be home to a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, from March 16th to 20th on the grounds of one of Ireland’s most spectacular and historic heritage sites, in the heart of Dublin. Festival Quarter will also host the Irish Food & Design Village, a daily showcase of Ireland’s incredible produce, arts and crafts and a space for all to relax and connect. The grounds of the stunning, historic heritage site will be transformed into a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, in the heart of Dublin, featuring Spiegeltent Mór and Spiegeltent Beag, a 3,000 capacity outdoor Main Stage, Craic Comedy Tent, Story Yurt, performance spaces, relaxation areas and a dedicated Irish Food and Design Village. Just a short walk from the city centre, the Festival Quarter will be a bustling hub, with all daytimes events free of charge.

A new wellness event, Breathe will take place on the grounds of The Law Society in Dublin on March 18th and 19th, while City Funfairs return to Custom House Quay from March 17th to 20th. 

St. Patrick’s Festival will be marking the centenary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce, joining cultural institutions all over the city who are coming together to celebrate this landmark novel.  Ulysses 2.2 is a year-long programme celebrating the centenary, which is led by the Museum of Literature Ireland and theatre companies ANU & Landmark Productions and will see 18 artists each respond to one of the 18 episodes in Ulysses. Details of the artists and the episode to be presented during St. Patrick’s Festival will be announced shortly.

Last year, St Patrick’s Festival launched SPF TV, a virtual TV station at stpatricksfestival.ie which helped a global audience to get front row seats to live performances and recorded programmes. SPF TV is back again for 2022 from March 16th to 20th for those who cannot attend in person. 

The Festival Programme is available now at stpatricksfestival.ie and will continue to be updated as more events are announced. 


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