St Patrick’s Festival – What Events are on after the Big Day


The comedown (and hangover) of St. Patricks Day can leave a lot of people feeling on a bit of a low the day after St. Patrick’s Day, but what if I told you the celebrations don’t stop there…

Here are the five best things you can do to keep the national celebrations after St. Patrick’s Day.

Watch the Irish Rugby Team (hopefully) Win the Grand Slam at Home

Ireland comes face to face with our biggest rivals, England, for the biggest prize in European rugby, the 6 Nations Championship. Not only are we competing for the championship but we are also on track for a ‘perfect’ tournament (a grand slam in rugby terms) already having beaten Wales, Italy, France and Scotland on route to our final battle.

The anticipated match is taking place the day after St. Patrick’s Day (18th of March) at the Aviva Stadium at 17:00.

The atmosphere from the day prior is sure to carry into Saturday and hopefully, the lads bring secure the Grand Slam!

The Festival Quarter – The Big Day After

On Saturday 18th March, the day after the night before, the packed programme of free family events returns, with something for absolutely everybody.

For families, the day after brings a whole host of activities including street theatre, interactive games, circus and science shows, talks, and loads more fun in between. Sit back and enjoy the thrills of the circus with Tumble Circus, Curious State, Professor Plunger, Guido Fanzini, Mark the Science Guy, or get gaming with Actual Reality Arcade.

The Festival’s song and storytelling series, Abair continues across the day in the Palatine Room. They have got loads of live music and DJ sets happening all throughout the day to help knock those cobwebs off, including performances across 4 stages from Mo Cultivation & Friends AliceCelaviedmaiCode of Behaviour, plus the GOAL Global Citizen Stage featuring performances from international community groups, Adam Mohamed, Curiosity Music Group, Blaq Apollo + Mimmi and many more. 

The Bohemian Way

For a unique event that blends music, poetry and history at three iconic locations in Dublin city, using a specially-designed app to guide you through Dublin 7.

Experience the magic of the Phoenix Park Bandstand, the rich heritage of Grangegorman, and the legendary spirit of Dalymount Park. Let the sounds, words and stories take you on a journey through the heart, soul and future of Dublin as they launch on the 18th of March, the Bohemian Way.  

Bohemian Football Club has a rich and storied history, built upon a foundation of community, inclusivity, and passion for the beautiful game. For over a century, Bohs have brought people together, inspiring a sense of belonging among fans, players, and the wider communities of Dublin 7. 

RTÉ Concert Orchestra – Moving Hearts

For the first time live at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, experience the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with the iconic traditional rock group Moving Hearts.  

The band’s line-up for the special St Patrick’s Day event will include a stellar roster of many of Ireland’s finest musicians: Donal Lunny – bouzouki, Davy Spillane – uilleann pipes and low whistles, Keith Donald – sax and bass clarinet, Eoghan O’Neill – bass, Noel Eccles – percussion, Anthony Drennan – guitars, Liam Bradley – drums, Graham Henderson – keyboards and Mick Hanly – vocals. They will join forces with the RTÉ CO and conductor Gavin Maloney to create an extraordinary alchemy.  

When Moving Hearts and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra first came together for a special RTÉ Radio 1 St Patrick’s Day broadcast in 2020, this magical meeting had an immediate and powerful impact.   

The City Fun Fair

From waltzers and bumper cars to old-time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City Funfair at the Custom House Quay. Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air at amazing speed! 

A firm Festival favourite, the Funfair will light up the city with colourful carnival fairground attractions. Suitable for all the family, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Funfair experience!



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