Origami Snake Puppet Workshop at Hugh Lane Gallery
Date: March 19th
Join artist Kim Jenkinson at Hugh Lane Gallery for this St. Patrick's weekend children's workshop, using simple origami folding methods you will create your own colourful snake puppet.
Suitable for 7-10 year olds. Tickets priced €5 per child. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Kilkenny St Patrick's Festival
Date: March 15th to 20th
During the St Patrick’s Festival, Kilkenny city and county come alive with pageantry, craic agus ceol! With the St Patrick's Day Parade, six days of music and entertainment, and events for all the family.
Centred around the St Patrick’s Day Parade but stretching into nearly a week-long event, visitors can enjoy the thrill of American Marching Bands, a parade of local colour, street entertainment, fire shows, carnival rides, creative workshops for all ages and the best in live Irish music, all in an intimate medieval city that’ll make you feel right at home.
Cobh St Patrick's Parade and Festival
Date: March 17th
Cobh St Patrick's Festival is back with a "bang" this year, with lots to look forward to, including the annual St Patrick's Day parade and a spectacular fireworks display at 7.30pm.
Shamrock Suncatcher Workshop at Chester Beatty Library
Date: March 19th at 12pm
Participate in celebrating St Patrick’s Festival with Chester Beatty Library and make a shamrock suncatcher. Inspired by stained-glass windows, you will create your very own ornaments in multiple shades of translucent green. Choose a Celtic pattern to fill your shamrock or go abstract!
This event is free, no booking is required but places are limited. For more information, click here.
Steam Train Rides at Stradbally Woodland Railway, Laois
Date: March 18th and 20th from 12-4pm
After more than two years closed to the public, the Stradbally Woodland Railway are back for their first public running days this St Patrick's Weekend.
Tickets are priced at €18 for a family of four, €7 for adults, €3 for children and under 5s go free. Tickets can be bought on the day.
For more information, check their Facebook page.