St. Patrick’s Festival Is Back – A Global Celebration of Irish Arts, Culture and Heritage

The St. Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin after a two year interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The details of the upcoming festival in Dublin have been released today, 7 February, 2022, and it will be spectacular.

St. Patrick’s Festival Is Back – A Global Celebration of Irish Arts, Culture and Heritage 

CONNECTIONS/NAISC

Is the theme of this year’s spectacular global celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage. The St. Patrick’s Festival invites Ireland and the world to reconnect in Dublin after the unparalleled challenges of recent years.

St. Patrick’s Festival 2022 will be a landmark celebration. It will be the largest in scale and ambition to date. And a moment for the nation and for the Irish across the world to connect and reflect, celebrate and welcome. 

The Festival will connect families, friends and communities across Ireland, and our global tribe of 80 million. The National St. Patrick’s Day Parade, returns to the streets of Dublin on 17 March with more pageants, more marching bands and more participants than ever before.

Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks 

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. It will be on the grounds of one of Ireland’s most spectacular and historic heritage sites, from 16 – 20 March. It will also include the Spiegeltent Mór and Spiegeltent Beag as venues.

Festival Quarter will also host the Irish Food & Craft Village, a daily showcase of Ireland’s incredible produce, arts and crafts and a space for all to relax.  

Artists, performers, comedians and clubs announced include  

  • Lyra, Damien Dempsey, 
  • Soulé, Le Boom with Glasshouse Orchestra and Æ MAK, 
  • Malaki, Thumper, Bobbi Arlo, Nealo, Celaviedmai, Sim Simma Soundsystem, 1000 Beasts with DeCarteret & Khakikid,  
  • The X-Collective, Selló, Cooks But We’re Chefs, The Bonnymen, Jiggy, Shandrum Céilí Band, Neil Delamare, Grace Mulvey, Fred Cooke,  
  • Emma Doran, Dublin Comedy Improv, Danny O’Brien, Kevin McGahern, MOTHER, Sing Along Social, Paradise Cabaret, Féile na Gealaí,  
  • Adam Mohamed, Donal Dineen and many more.

Festival Quarter Nights at the National Museum of Ireland, Collin Barracks, Dublin 7

A number of events require pre-purchased ticket and they will be on sale from 9am Friday, 11 February, 2022. Ticket prices from €10 – €20 including booking fee.

Tickets available on Ticketsolve. See event pages on stpatricksfestival.ie for links.

Launch of the St. Patrick’s Festival for 2022

About Festival 2022 

The National St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin runs from March 16 to 20, 2022. It is made possible by the generous support of principal funders: the Government of Ireland, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council. See details here.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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