People celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all around the world but there is nothing as special as celebrating it in The Kingdom of Kerry.
After two years of virtual events we cannot contain the excitement of celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day like it deserves to be celebrated and with the return of parades, live music and dancing this long weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever!
We have combined a list of ways to come together and celebrate Irish culture and heritage. So treat yourself to a hearty “Full Irish” fry up, paint your face green and head out to join the craic.
Don’t forget to tag @Experience_Kerry to share with us how you are celebrating this unforgettable day.
Dingle St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dingle’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick-start at the crack of dawn at 6am when Dingle’s Fire and Drum Band take to the streets in keeping with a long tradition which is usually supported by hundreds of enthusiastic followers.
A 6:30am stop at St. Mary’s Church where Mass is offered by the local parish priest for the band who provide various tunes during the ceremony.
The main St. Patrick’s Day parade is scheduled to start at 12:45pm from Ashmount Terrace and follow the traditional route through the streets of the town.
Ballyferriter St. Patrick’s Day Parade
A parade will be held in the village on St Patrick’s Day. The parade will leave from the car park of the new Comharchumann building at 11am.
Castlegregory St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade starts at 3pm from the Furniture Store on Strand Street in Castlegregory.
For more information about celebrations in Dingle Peninsula please visit their website here.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee
The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee this year has adopted the theme of ‘Let’s go the Green Way’ which will promote the upcoming completion of the Greenway from Tralee to Fenit while bringing awareness to sustainability and green initiatives.
The parade will see close on fifty organisations, clubs, groups and businesses from the Tralee area take part. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
The Listowel parade departs from outside Listowel Community Centre in the Town Park at 12.30 pm and travels through the town to the grand stand in The Square.
If you are interested in entering you can get an application form from St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre or Christy’s The Well Bar, both located in the Square.
Kerry Writers’ Museum will be hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day session of Listowel Rambling House from 3 to 6 pm.This is an informal gathering of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling and admission is free. A cup of tea and some sweet treats are served at the break.
Many of the pubs are also organising traditional Irish music on St. Patrick’s evening where no doubt the craic will be mighty!
St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney
Killarney promises to present a safe and spectacular event for everyone to enjoy. Their chosen theme for this year’s festival is The Earth / An Chré.
Their goal is to celebrate the planet we live on, the ground that sustains us and the world we live in and share with 7.8 billion other inhabitants.
Marvel at the spectacular floats, clap and cheer for the marching bands, welcome the town’s community groups and sports clubs, meet the Disney characters and join in all the fun and keep your eyes peeled for an invasion of Earth Loving Bumble Bees.
The parade will start on Mission Road at 2 o’clock sharp and it will wind its way through the streets with no shortage of fabulous vantage points along the route.
Ballinskelligs St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The festivities begin early in Ballinskelligs with the parade beginning at 11.30am.
Cahersiveen St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This years parade theme is ‘Green’ and will start at 3.30pm from the football field, it will finish with a ‘Ceilí at the Crossroads’ outside the Community Centre. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and wear green and there may even be some sweet treats and goody bags for the kids!
Waterville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade in Waterville begins at 4pm and promises to be a fabulous colourful affair.