5 exciting events and gigs happening around Ireland on Paddy's weekend

By Lovin' Media

March 14, 2022 at 10:20am

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You couldn’t possibly stay home when there are Paddy’s day celebrations to be had!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!

With lots of festivities on the horizon, you’re going to want to get planning how you’ll be spending the long weekend.

With parades aplenty and gigs galore taking place across the country, you’ve got your pick of locations to spend Saint Patrick’s Day in and what better way to get there than with Iarnród Éireann!

After two years of restricted travel, it’s high time we rediscovered the joy of a smooth train journey and Iarnród Éireann make the commute incredibly comfortable. Connecting counties and cities throughout Ireland, you can travel to and from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford - to name but a few.

You can book your seat today on the Iarnród Éireann website and all you’ll have to do come Paddy’s weekend is sit back, relax and let the train take you to the centre of the celebrations.

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Here are our top five picks for top-notch craic this Paddy's weekend...

Dublin: St Patrick’s Day Festival

Over six months of extensive planning has gone into this parade and we’re sure it’s going to be absolutely epic. Winding its way through the streets of Dublin, from Parnell Square to St. Stephen’s Green, this year’s festivities promise to be a fresh, bold and extremely ambitious iteration of the annual celebrations. Trust us, you won’t want to miss what will be one of the world’s biggest street spectacles!

Galway: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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Making a long-awaited return after two long years, this Paddy’s Day parade is set to colour Galway city with forty shades of green. The full outdoor programme will see a host of vibrant characters perform as they dance through the streets, beginning at University Road, travelling across the Salmon Weir Bridge and through Eyre Square before finishing up at Prospect Hill. Marking the start of a four-day celebration, the parade is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Galway’s Paddy’s Day offering.

Tullamore: John Gibbons at Palace Venue

Returning to Tullamore after three long years, John Gibbons is bringing the party to the midlands come Paddy’s Day. One of Ireland’s most famous DJs with millions of streams worldwide, what better way to celebrate Saint Patrick than by supporting our very own homegrown artists? Would I lie to you, baby?

Cork: Mall Grab at Cyprus Avenue

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If you fancy a bit of top-notch techno this Paddy’s Day, get yourself down to Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on Friday, 18 March. Fans of electronic dance music will be no stranger to the tunes of Mall Grab, and he’s set to keep the venue spinning all night long. An unreal event that will get your Paddy’s weekend off to a dancing start, find out more right here.

Kilkenny: Dirtbirds’ #NoFilter at Hotel Kilkenny

If you’re after a good dose of laughter, comedy duo Dirtbirds will have you in stitches. Made up of Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins, these ladies flit between their varied characters and personas with ease and promise to take you on a full-blown journey with their sketches. A great shout for a girls’ weekend, you can find your tickets here.

With Iarnród Éireann, a train trip is about much more than getting from A to B - it’s about making the most of your time. Providing smooth and safe journeys throughout Ireland, you can book your journey today on irishrail.ie for the best value and flexible fares. 

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