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St Patrick To March Again

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

SAINT PATRICK will be back with us on March 17.

St Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny returns to our streets for after a successful virtual festival last year.

Festivities will be on our streets during a 6-day programme.

Activities will include The St Patrick’s Day Parade (Thursday), American Marching Bands, acrobats, children’s shows and stilt walkers, carnival rides, Rogu Fire Show, fireworks display, street food vendors, drum workshops and live music.

Our city will be alive with pageantry, craic agus ceól. Beginning on the Tuesday with the Hardin Simmons Cowboy Band from West Texas and taking in the double bank holiday weekend, the festival extends to six days, making it the biggest St Patrick’s Festival in Kilkenny yet.

The parade begins at 1.30pm in Kilkenny City Centre. Theme is ‘Run with the Wolves’ based around Cartoon Saloon’s latest Oscar-nominated movie, Wolfwalkers. 


The movie, set in Kilkenny in 1650, takes inspiration from famous Kilkenny landmarks and forests. 

Communities are invited to help bring the story to life as they take inspiration from their surroundings and join together to run with the wolf.

Kilkenny Tradfest, organised by Kilkenny City Vintners and supported by Bulmers and Kilkenny County Council, runs alongside the festival, showcasing local and national talent.

More information about St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny and this year’s programme is at www.stpatricksfestivalkilkenny or on Facebook at @StPatricksDayKilkenny

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