The Dublin St Patrick's Festival 2013 takes place over five days and culminates in the Dublin St Patrick's Day Parade, which is held on the 17th of March and will involve hundreds of floats, costumes and dancers... oh yes and hundreds of thousands of onlookers.
This year the festival will coincide with the year of The Gathering and it is hoped that more people than ever will come to Ireland to join in the festivities. This year, in the spirit of getting people involved, the St Patrick Festival organiser have added The People's Parade - an opportunity for the public to take part in a procession along the traditional St Patrick's Day parade route.
The St Patrick's Festival also has a rich and varied assortment of activities including poetry, dance, visual art, filmmaking, history, literature, music and theatre.
Events over the course of the St Patrick's Festival will include:
- Funfairs located at Merrion Square, Wolfe Tone Park and Custom House Quay.
- SuperValu Big Day Out at Merrion Square for all the family
Check out our Google Map of the 2013 Dublin St Patrick Day Parade. The parade starts at the Garden of Remembrance in the North of the city, moves down O'Connell Street, over Connolly Bridge, up Westmoreland Street, past Trinity College at College Green, down Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, around Christchurch Cathedral and finishes up at the end of Patrick Street (just past St Patrick's Cathedral appropriately enough)