Navan Shamrock Festival

"Navan Shamrock Festival "

Navan Shamrock Festival

The Navan Shamrock Festival, is the 10th 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 Wednesday 9 March 10th until Wednesday 17 March and it’s just for you.

You can also enjoy the spectacular Navan Floating Parade (not confirmed this year) on the River Boyne at 13.00 on St. Patrick’s Day it always draws a big crowd.

Navan Shamrock Festival Program of Events

WEDNESDAY Dé Céadaoin 12th MARCH


Ceili for Children’s Dance groups / Céilí do dhaoine óga Tara na Ri Garlow Cross

followed by Trad band Coscan 9pm


Lighting Shamrock Flame On The Hill Of Tara Brought by Motorbike Cavalcade to

St Mary’s Church of Ireland supported by Navan AC and YRP Samba Band


Festival Launch / Seoladh na féile St Mary’s Church of Ireland Followed by Stories and

songs from World War One, Navan Historical Society & Navan Singers Circle.


Trad by the Fireside Ceol, Craic agus Comhrá | The Lantern Watergate Street

THURSDAY Déardaoin 13th  MARCH


RSA Interactive Roadshow – ONE DAY ONLY

Taispeántas ón Údarás um Sabháilteacht Bóthaire | Civic Plaza Kennedy Road

11am Active Retirement Group / Ceol Agus Damhsa sa halla Navan Community Centre


Human Rights Award Ceremony – Youthreach Progression Forbairt na nóg – Bronadh gradaim Hear the Colaiste Lurgan song As GaeilgeN | Navan Library

7pm Alice in Wonderland / Ceoldráma Scoile.

Transition year students from Loreto St. Michaels Solstice Arts Centre. Tickets €10


Salmon of Knowledge Table Quiz. Tráth na gCeist ‘An Bradán Feasa’  Table of 4 – €30 + Raffle | Stonehouse Kennedy Road


Ceol, Craic agus Comhrá

Combined session Navan Singers Circle / Ciorcal Amhránaíochta na hUaimhe with CCE Navan Trad Group – Foxes Bar and Lounge, Flower Hill.


All day

French market |Margadh  Francaíse Civic Plaza Kennedy Road All day

Navan Market  |Margadh  Seachtaúil an Bhaile Fair Green

10:AM -12:PM

Gael Scoil Eanna Music and two short Plays As  Gaeilge  / Ceol agus Drámaíocht Scoile Navan Community Centre Open to the Public FREE event


Alice in Wonderland /  Ceoldráma  Scoile Transition year students from Loreto St. Michaels Solstice Arts Centre. Tickets €10


Trad session | Ceol Tradaisiúnta Navan Shopping Centre


Navan and Meath Writers Club | Cumann Scríobhnóirí na Mí  People of Meath’s Boat House Beechmount Ind Est


Gigs Ireland in assoc. with Navan Shamrock Festival presents An Industry Workshop for Musicians / Ceardlann do Ceoltóirí Stonehouse Kennedy Road


Trad session | Brady-Newman s pub Ludlow street

SAT URDAY Dé Sathairn 15 MARCH

All day

French market  /  Margadh  Francaíse  Civic Plaza Kennedy Road 11am

Hill of Tara Family Fun Run / Rith, ar son Carthanacht in aid of Community Work inTanzania 085 8411735 Donations to take part €20 per family €10 per person


The Leprechaun Run Fancy dress fun run – All welcome!  Rith,  gléasta mar Luipreachán. In aid of Midway Services & Arch Club Adults €10 Children €5 | Starts and Ends at The Central 3pm Trad in Johnstown / Ceol Tradaisiúnta | Johnstown Shopping Centre All Weekend

Carnival Fairgreen  /  Carnabhál na féile


King and Queen Ball /  Bál – Rí agus Banríon  na hUaimhe | Wine reception, 4 courses and a Chocolate Fountain. Navan Swing Band | tickets €25 each. Raffle in aid of SVP, Newgrange Hotel

SUNDAY Dé Domhnaigh 16 MARCH

All day

French market  / Margadh  Francaíse. Civic Plaza Kennedy Road All Weekend.

Carnival Fairgreen / Carnabhal na féile


Walking Tour of Navan / Turas siúlóide faoi’n mbaile 1914-1923 Period. Starting from Smiths under the Bridge Academy St.


Shamrock Festival Raceday/ Rásaí Capaill, Navan Race Course.

Including a Trad Session with Navan Comhaltas


Unveiling of Plaque | Nochtadh Plaic  Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hUaimhe | The Lantern Watergate St


Take Me Out (TV show) / Clár Teilifíse  –  organised by Navan Macra  Stonehouse Kennedy Road – phone 0861091120


Gathering of Patricks, Patricias, Padraigs  & Paddys |Teacht le Chéile  má’s Pádraig d’ainm | Round O pub


Strictly Come Dancing, Rathkenny GFC & Stackallen NS. Tickets €20  The Ardboyne Hotel

Saint Patricks Day  Dé Luain 17th MARCH

All day

French market | Margadh Francaíse Civic Plaza Kennedy Road All Weekend   Carnival Fairgreen / Carnabhal  na Féile


Afrainn Tradaisiúnta  –   St Olivers (Blackcastle)


Afrainn as Gaeilge St Mary’s Parish Church


Family fun activities | Spraoi amuigh fén aer Civic Plaza Kennedy Road & Trimgate Street


Live Music on Stage | Ceol ar Stáitse Four local bands Civic Plaza Kennedy Road


Paddy’s Fun Cycle / Turas Spraoiúl arSean-Rothair High Nelly Event Teach na Teamhrach, Balreask

1 – 3.15pm

Children’s Entertainment / Spraoi do Pháistí –  Aged 2-10 FREE Puppets, Face Painters,Balloons, Cartoon Characters + Prizes The North Mall – Navan Shopping Centre


Bring Your Family to See St. Patrick Arrive up The Boyne | Meath River Rescue Tiochfaidh Naomh Pádraig aníos na Bóinne ar bhád.

Leaving Old Kilcarn Bridge at 1pm Arriving 1.30pm in the Andy Brennen Park

2pm What a load of Bullshine! |  Agalamh Beirte  (no níos mó) St Patrick, Queen Maeve  & friends Pageant, The Square @ The Bull

2 – 5pm

Arts and Craft Market / Margadh ealaíne agus ceirdeanna. Bakery Lane and Cornmarket.


Treasure Hunt  /  Fiach  an Taisce Navan Town Centre Clues on the website


Jack Kiernan International Welly Boot Race and other family sports along the Parade route ‘Rás i do Bhútaisí’ Navan Garda Station to Navan Town Centre


Parade Starts Mórshiúl na Féile

Theme : Irish Myths and Legends From The Enterprise Centre


Post Parade Children’s Disco for Parade participants Disco do dhaoine óga Newgrange.

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.


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