Meath – Navan Shamrock Festival 2016

"Navan Shamrock Festival "

Navan Shamrock Festival 2016

The Navan Shamrock Festival, 2016 is the 11th running of the premier annual festival event in Navan town. On March 17th this year they will be among the 150 million people world wide who celebrate our patron St. Patrick. Unlike the rest of the millions, the people of Navan have the chance to celebrate their St Patrick in the very places where he walked The Hill of Tara and picked the shamrock, in the Royal County Meath and in the town of Navan.

The traditional street parade will take place as usual and promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Navan Shamrock Festival.

The people of  love fun and it is their pleasure to make it possible for everybody to have fun too. This year they have a seven day community festival starting Thursday March 15th until 17 March and it’s just for you.

Launch of Shamrock Festival in St. Marys Church of Ireland, Navan at 8pm, 15 March.

Navan Shamrock Festival Main Events

Mc Fadden Funfair

The Mc Fadden Funfair offers thrill seekers the rush and exhilaration of the many rides while also providing the more subtle rides and games for the less adventurous and of course child friendly entertainment.

Salmon of Knowledge Table Quiz

Salmon of Knowledge Table Quiz in The Stonehouse, Kennedy Road, Navan at 8.30 pm. 25th February.

French Market

See the fabulous French Market roll out in the days preceding the festival. The French Market of Ireland is a traditional French & Continental Market

St Patrick’s Parade in Navan

The traditional St Patrick’s Parade in Navan will take place on the 17 March at 14.00 and promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Navan Shamrock Festival. Starting from the Enterprise Centre  Theme this year is Echoes of 100 years

To Find OUt More About St Patricks Parade Navan

Navan Shamrock Festival Fireworks Display

The Fireworks display 17th March starting at 7 pm

Dusk Fireworks Display | Tinte  Ealaíne Launching from Andy Brennan Park. This Area will remain closed off to the public for Health& Safety reasons. Viewing can be achieved along the N3.

Events Timetable


7pm                Lighting Shamrock Torch Hill of Tara

7.30pm          Festival Launch           St Mary’s Church of Ireland

Followed by     Local Historian Noel French Remembering Meath 1916

An evening of Song History Music Story and Poetry St Mary’s Church of Ireland


French market Weds 16th until Sat 19th March Civic Plaza Kennedy Road

(also Fri 11th & 12th March)

McFaddens Carnival starts today Weds 16th until Sun 20th March Fairgreen


10am              Mass with Traditional Music St Oliver’s Parish Church

11am              Afrainn as Gaeilge St Mary’s Parish Church

12pm              Family fun activities

Civic Plaza Kennedy Road & Trimgate Street

2.00pm           Parade starts

Theme : Echoes of 100 Years

Enterprise Centre, Trim Road, Railway St,

Cannon Row, Kennedy Road

Trimgate St, The Square

7.00pm           Fireworks Display Launching from Andy Brennan Park

Area closed off to the public for Health & Safety reasons. Viewing along the N3


7.30pm           Mise Éire 1916 Commemoration Concert Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Solstice Arts Centre         Book your Tickets in the Solstice



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