Limerick St. Patrick's Festival

  • Lumen street theatre "One Giant Leap", taking part in Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo:Sean Curtin True Media
    Belonging & Identity

    Limerick St. Patrick's Festival

17th - 20th March 2022

The fun and craic associated with the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival makes a welcome return to the city streets following a COVID-enforced absence of two years. The Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival will include the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday 17 March, the Limerick International Band Championship taking place this year on Sunday 20 March along with a host of other family-friendly events.

This year’s theme is Belonging and Identity, ideas which many people have been thinking about and discussing throughout the two years of enforced restrictions.

Belonging can be as part of Limerick, a community, group or sports club. How does belonging shape our identity, how we see ourselves are some of the questions posed. These are all ideas that can be developed as we look for a wave of creativity and colour along the streets of Limerick for the parade.

Download your full digital guide to Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2022 here. 

Festival Highlights

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2022 Route Map
We’re going a new direction this year!

Parade Routes

Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and International Band Championship will take a ‘detour’ from their traditional routes this year due to ongoing works on O’Connell Street. As we welcome back the parade and championship to the streets of Limerick, the routes are being altered.

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival Playlist
Limerick St. Patrick's Festival


Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with some of Limerick’s leading musical talents. Listen to Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival playlist, exclusively celebrating Limerick bands and musicians. We invited some friends of the festival to share their favourite Limerick artists and tracks to create this unique Limerick playlist for the whole family to enjoy in the lead up to the festival.

2019 Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo: Sean Curtin
Plan Your Trip

Hotel Deals

Make the most of the extra bank holiday this March and plan your perfect short break in Limerick. For entertainment, you'll be spoiled for choice with a fun-packed long-weekend of exciting events planned for Limerick St. Patrick's Festival. And with these great value hotel deals, Limerick is a fantastic choice to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the craic of our national holiday celebrations!

Festival Photos

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