St Patrick’s Day 2023 Events in Ireland
Dublin’s St Patrick’s Festival and Parade
Date: March 16th to 19th 2023
Dublin’s St Patrick’s Festival is back with plenty of family fun and community spirit. This year you can enjoy a city fun fair and a festival quarter, along with the main parade on March 17th.
Discover some of the amazing family-friendly events taking place over this five day celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage.
Saint Patrick’s Legends Trail, Fota House & Gardens
Date: March 17th to 19th from 11am to 4pm
Enjoy a themed trail around the Arboretum & Gardens at Fota House & Gardens, Cork! Learn about the legend of St Patrick and stories of old from the vikings to the Hill of Tara!
St Patrick’s Legends Trail takes place at Fota House from March 17-19th. No pre-booking is required. Cost €5 per child.
St Patrick’s Day Snake Trail at Birr Castle Demesne, Offaly
Date: March 17th to 20th 2023 from 9am to 5pm
Follow a trail of slithering snakes through the gardens and parklands of Birr Castle Demesne. Can you find the snakes that St Patrick left behind? Find them all and discover their secret message to claim your sweet treat.
The trail is included in the general admission price. No booking required.
St Patrick’s Weekend Museum Trail at Johnstown Castle, Wexford
Date: March 17th to 20th 2023 during opening hours
Enjoy a fun family Leprechaun Folklore Trail this St Patrick’s weekend at the Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle. The trail will give you a unique insight into the history of Irish country life and all participants will receive a treat on completion.
The trail is included in the general admission price. No booking required but they have advised that you wear something green to avoid being pinched by a Leprechaun!
St Patrick’s Day Snake Hunt at Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny
Date: March 17th to 19th between 10am and 4pm daily
St Patrick is known for introducing Christianity to Ireland, but also for banishing all the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea. However, there are some snakes which are rumoured to have hidden away in Kilkenny and only emerge in the springtime…
We invite you to bring your family to join us for our Annual St Patrick’s Day Snake Hunt, and finish the job Paddy started!
This is a free event, although normal farm entry applies.