St Patrick’s Festival Galway

St Patrick’s Festival Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. It aims to celebrate the cities diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events. They aim to create a carnival atmosphere that the whole city can be part of and they do.

The parade has grown from small beginnings to the present day, when on average it has 70,000 spectators thronging the 1.5 mile route. People of all ages mingle together to enjoy the spectacle of music, dance and performance art as the procession winds its way through the city.

This year the Festival is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups and they aim to celebrate this through an varied programme of music, street theatre and art and hope you enjoy the Festival and the people of Galway wish you a very happy St Patrick’s day.

St Patrick’s Festival Galway Events

Bands, dance groups, performance artists and community groups come from all over the world to Galway each year to experience a parade that is widely regarded as one of the best in Ireland. The beauty of the Galway Parade is that it is small enough for groups to truly feel a part of, yet big enough to create a special atmosphere. The Parade route is thronged with spectators from start to finish, creating a non-stop carnival atmosphere.

Date:- 17 March  – The Parade start time will be 11.30am and finishing at approximately 1.00pm.

Venue:- Starts at Domnick street Finishes at Eyre Square

Admission: Free

Free Concert

Following the parade, family-oriented entertainment will be provided at the plaza on Eyre Square including live music from the Clandestinos, a vintage carousel and amusements and children’s entertainment which will continue over the weekend.

Charity Cycle

As part of the St. Patrick’s weekend celebrations, a family-fun cycling event will also take place on Sunday 19 March.

Using the Galway City Bike Share Coke Zero Bikes on a race route that will involve High Street, Mainguard Street and Upper Cross Street, the event will feature cyclists from various clubs in the county who will take part in a number of relay races and knockouts of up to 12 laps.