St Patrick’s Day: All you need to know about this weekend’s parades and events

March 14, 2024

This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, on Sunday, is part of a variety of events across a four-day festival, which is expected to attract thousands to the city centre.

Late Late Show host Patrick Kielty is acting as grand marshall of the parade, the theme of which is spréach, the Irish word for spark.

Sunday’s parade begins at 12pm on Parnell Square North and will move through O’Connell Street and across the river Liffey, before moving down Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Nicholas Street, Patrick’s Street and ending on Kevin Street.

Public transport will operate a Sunday timetable on St Patrick’s Day, including intercity trains and Darts, with some additional commuter services in place for those planning to attend the parade.

Luas red and green line services will run Sunday operating hours, and there will be partial closures of both lines.

Dublin Bus services will operate to Sunday timetables and City Tours will not be in operation.

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