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Saint Patrick and Christian Heritage Events

Whether you want to celebrate or seek reflection, St. Patrick's Day is one of the best times for getting out and about in Northern Ireland.  The big day presents an array of events and a reminder to get out and explore our rich and ever-present vein of Patrician heritage. 

32417_Saint_Patrick_s_Festival_DownpatrickArmagh & Down will be buzzing with the upcoming The Home of Saint Patrick Festival  (3 - 19 March), so come and celebrate this 17- day long festival narrated through walks, talks, processions, music and much more giving you a genuine experience in his rightful home.

 

14560_Saint_Patrick_s_Day_Belfast_2011Belfast city centre will come alive with a Saint Patrick's Day Parade & Concert for all the family to enjoy. The city centre will be awash with colour and splendour as the parade leaves Belfast City Hall and then makes its way to Custom House Square.  You can also enjoy an exciting free concert hosted by Cool FM with electic performances from the raspy vocals of X Factor Winner 2014, Ben Haenow to a host of high energy local talented dancers and musicians.


MarketplaceIf you are interested in the christian heritage aspect to Saint Patrick, then come along to The Marketplace, Armagh and join BBC journalist Tara Mills for a Saint Patrick Lecture (16 March).








For music lovers, Saint Patrick's day in Northern Ireland is always full of laughter, music and dance and there are plenty of events happening from acoustic traditional music sessions to celtic soul concerts, there will be something for all music tastes.

St Pats day limavadyEnjoy a musical afternoon with The Hot Tamales and The Stumblebums for some diverse blues, country and folk-rock music at Roe Valley Arts Cente, County Londonderry.  Have some festival fun at the Derry-Strabane Spring Carnival where there will be live music and street animation at the Guildhall Square Festival Marquee throughout Saint Patrick’s Day (17 - 20 March).



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Patrick's Mysterious Adventure, Belfast

Come and visit the all-age interactive exhibition and story trail and discover first-hand the adventurous life story of St. Patrick.

Home of Saint Patrick's Festival 2017, Armagh

The Home of St. Patrick Festival 2017, will host many exciting Irish and international artists who come together to celebrate the Spiritual Father of Ireland with specially curated events amidst a bumper programme suitable for all tastes.

St Patrick's Family Fun Day at Colin Glen Forest Park, Dunmurry, Belfast

Enjoy a walk with all the family through Colin Glen Forest Park, which will be brought to life with entertainers, music, activities, food and local crafts. En route you will meet all of the characters from the famous children's book - The Gruffalo.

St Patrick's Day at The Dirty Onion, Belfast

The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

St Patrick's Day Parade and Concert, Belfast

Belfast will mark St Patrick's Day with a colourful carnival parade and free concert on Friday 17 March 2017.

Come to Belfast as the city becomes awash with colour, music and performers as the carnival parade snakes its way through the streets ...

St Patrick's Day Parade and Concert, Belfast

Belfast will mark St Patrick's Day with a colourful carnival parade and free concert on Friday 17 March 2017.

Come to Belfast as the city becomes awash with colour, music and performers as the carnival parade snakes its way through the streets ...

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