St. Patrick's Festival 2014 takes place in Dublin from Friday to Monday.
Monday’s festival parade, 'Let's Make History', draws on the 'past' as its inspiration and will be led by Grand Marshall, Stephen Roche. Returning to the festival is 'I Love My City’, a series of free events which offers locals and visitors the chance to experience Dublin's rich and vibrant heritage. The Festival Treasure Hunt takes place on Saturday and is an exciting, fun and unique way to explore and discover Dublin’s fair city. Family event, The Festival Big Day Out, takes place on Sunday in Georgian Dublin.
Also happening in Dublin is the Irish Craft Beer and Food Market, a five-day celebration of Irish culture with traditional Irish music, local artisan food, Irish brewing and whiskey. It returns to the IFSC but to a new home inside The chq building.
In Cork, St. Patrick's Festival celebrations kick off on Saturday with three days of Free Family Fun. The city streets will burst into life with activities: from artisan food markets and a free lunch for all, to on-street entertainment and a fantastic live music-line up.
Kilkenny TradFest 2014 promises a feast of traditional music, song and dance, with concerts from Ireland's top musicians, free open air music, family activities, céilís, Trad Trail, workshops, instrument master classes & much more.
Limerick will host the Irish premier of Fuerza Bruta: a foot-stomping spectacular full of energy, gravity-defying stunts and moments of real wonder. The fastest-selling show ever at London’s The Roundhouse runs in Limerick from 13th – 22nd March.
Dingle International Film Festival takes place at the Phoenix Cinema & St. James' Church. Forty-three films will be shown at the boutique film festival.