St Patrick's Festival 2018 | Kilkenny Tourism

St Patrick's Festival 2018


St Patrick's Day Festivities Brochure

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St Patrick's Day in Kilkenny



DeKalb High School Marching Barbs (from Illinois, USA)

Kilkenny Castle Grounds

Wednesday 15th March, 2pm, free


Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Marching Band (from Washington & Oregon, USA)

Kilkenny Castle Grounds

Thursday 16th March, 3.15pm, free


St Patrick's Weekend at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March

St. Patrick's Day  pre-parade entertainment will commence at MacDonagh Junction at 11.30am with DJ Paul Kavanagh on hand  to kick start the celebrations.  Customers can enjoy  performances in Workhouse Square from the talented  Evelyn White Irish Dancers ,Dancewise Academy, Vesper Dance Studios, The Kilkenny Musical Society and Dragon's Lair Martial Arts.

Families are  invited to take part in an exciting snake hunt taking place in the centre all weekend. Customers will be encouraged to search for a series of colourful (pretend) reptile friends hiding in dark corners throughout the centre - with prizes for the most talented snake hunters. There'll also be music, free face painting and not forgetting giant Leprechauns Lucky and Larry to be enjoyed…the perfect way to continue the festive celebrations into the afternoon.

The fun doesn't end there... join us on Saturday 18th March from 2pm to 5pm as we host a FREE  reptile exhibition with the National Reptile Zoo. Get up close to snakes, lizards and even a tarantula! Are you brave enough??