Fun St. Patrick’s Festival Events Pt. 2

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Welcome to the second part of special St. Patrick’s Festival blog dedicated to all the great events taking place over the weekend.

Running from Thursday, 15th of March, until Monday, 19th of March, the St. Patrick’s Festival is not just a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland but of Irish culture and heritage itself.

Part 1 of this special blog took a look at some of yesterday and today’s events, while this entry covers Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Saturday 17th

The annual Merrion Square Funfair opens it’s gates at 11AM tomorrow, giving you a chance to take a spin on the waltzers before the parade gets underway, and will be open until Monday.

Of course we can’t talk about St. Patrick’s Festival events without mentioning the world-famous St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, which gets underway from 12PM tomorrow at Parnell Square.

Expect to see magical floats, incredible performers and some of the world’s greatest marching bands as part of this year’s parade.

Sunday 18th

Fitness buffs should definitely take part in the St. Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race on Sunday, which starts at 11:55AM beside St. Stephen’s Green.

There’s plenty of great things for the whole family to do during the Sunday’s festivities, including the hotly anticipated Festival Big Day Out in Merrion Square, a fun-filled street carnival complete with street theatre, music, aerial performances, a Céilí and more.

Don’t forget to stop by the beloved Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth Village to try out some delicious fresh food and craft beer!

Monday 19th

Creative children will likely want to get involved in the Me & the City Visual Art Workshops taking place in The Ark in Temple Bar on Monday, while older folk may enjoy the special screening of drama Shamus (1958) in the Irish Film Institute.

The above are just a handful of the great events taking place during St. Patrick’s Festival, make sure you visit the official website to see what else is on!

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