Things to do with Kids in Cork this St Patricks Weekend

St Patricks Weekend that means it’s the middle of March!!! The year is speeding up. Are you looking for activities for the kids in your area this St Patricks weekend? Here are some of the Cork events taking place over the St Patricks weekend.

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Cork St Patricks Festival

This year’s Cork St Patrick’s Festival will happen in the heart of Cork City on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th March 2013.

Come join us when the city bursts into life, jam packed with free family friendly events as well as the best of local artisan food and craft producers in the heart of the city.

3 days of FREE Family Fun!


This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Skibbereen on Monday, 17th March.  The Parade will depart from the Children’s playground, Cork Road at 2.30pm and lead down North Street, to The Square, turn right onto Main Street and continue along Bridge Street (past the viewing platform on The Bridge) and into the Fairfield Car Park.  


Macroom hosts one of the biggest parades outside of Cork City. This year the Macroom St Patricks Day Parade takes place on Mon 17th and this year’s Parade theme is “Marine goes Wild”, celebrating the long-standing tradition that Ireland has with the sea.


Celebrations begin on Monday 17th with live music in the Square from 2 p.m. and the parade begins at 3 p.m. The Castletownbere St. Patrick’s Day Parade promises to be a fun day out for the whole family.


From 10:30 am there will be live Traditional Entertainment in Pearse Square, Fermoy and at 11 am the Fermoy St Patricks Day parade is due to start at Cavanagh’s Garage, Cork Road.


The parade will assemble at St Patrick’s Church starting at 1.45 pm and will be led by a lone piper from Ballingeary up Chapel Street and Main Street to the viewing stand at Sam Maguire Plaza.  After the parade the town will be en fete with plenty of entertainment for young and old with live music provided by the Music-makers and Dunmanway Comhaltas.  There will be a display of vintage tractors and farm machinery at the West End Yard by Johnstown Vintage Club.  The local car club will also have their cars on display.  The children will have plenty to entertain themselves with bouncy castles and face-painting.


On Mon 17th March at 2 p.m. A lively mix of traditional and ethnic bands, local schools & organisations, face painting and fun for young and old.


The Cobh St Patrick’s Day parade takes place on Monday March 17th starting on the Low Road by Cobh Heritage Centre at 3.30 pm. The Parade will pass the Reviewing Stand at the Lusitania Peace Memorial and will continue to the Old Town Hall. In view of the bizarre weather so far this year, all participants in the Cobh Parade are invited to embrace the theme “Four Seasons”.

Midleton St Patricks Day Parade

Midleton St Patricks Day Parade leaves Distillary Lane at 3pm and will make its way up Main Street and finishes at the The Court House. The Grand Marshals of this year’s parade will be representatives from the Midleton GAA winning team.

Tractors may be banned in the city but Bob the Builder needn’t worry, as there will be plenty of life-size trucks to see.  Midleton is the place to go to see an array of vintage vehicles and for all you petrol heads, the East Cork Hot Rod club will be showing off their cars. 


The theme of this year’s Mallow Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which will take place on Monday, March 17, will be ‘Let Me Entertain You, Mallow 2014.’  The parade will assemble at the Town Park from 2pm for the parade which will get underway at 2.30pm sharp.

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