Experience a Different Kind of Energy as Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival 2024 is ready to Dazzle!

  • Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2024

Limerick City and County Council invites you to sample Limerick’s “Different Kind of Energy” as a weekend of lively and unique parades and events awaits at the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival 2024.

From March 15th to 18th, Limerick will come alive with dazzling Mirror Dancers, gravity defying street performers and toe-tapping tunes at the Green Stage, while the Hit Machine Drummers will bring the noise to the city streets. Take a turn on the Panoramic Wheel at Arthur’s Quay Park and dance like no one is watching on a lively night out. From Seaweed Stout to Recovery Burritos, Treaty City Brewery have your taste buds covered!

Make the most of the holiday weekend by getting an alternative view of Limerick city with a kayak tour along the majestic River Shannon. Step back in time at King John’s Castle, learn about the Life and Legacy of St. Patrick at Limerick Museum, savour local fayre at Limerick’s Milk Market or indulge in some culture, fun and rugby at the International Rugby Experience.

Enjoy a symphony of laughter, dance, and pure Irish craic embracing the theme of this year’s festival, “Limerick: A Different Kind of Energy.”

Explore the long list of things to see and do in the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival Guide.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell is issuing an open invite:

“I’m really looking forward to the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations. While the vibrant parades across the county on March 17th will be highlights for many, there is an abundance of other festival events and activities where people can create special memories with family and friends. Limerick really has ‘A Different Kind of Energy’ – it's contagious, it’s edgy and it’s ready to embrace you with open arms.”

The Winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2024, Seán O’Sullivan from Coláiste Chiaráin, will be Parade Grand Marshal for the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick city. With over 1500 participants it promises to be a riot of colour, music, dance and good cheer!

Limerick city is the only place in the world where you can enjoy the annual International Band Championship Parade, a firm family favourite. The 52nd championship takes place this year on Monday, March 18th. Following the parade there will be a free jamboree of live performances at Arthur’s Quay Park.

Festival and Events Officer at Limerick City and County Council, Eugene Crimmins said:

“In Limerick we are fortunate to have such an eclectic mix of arts, culture and entertainment on our doorstep all year round. For the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival weekend we have added a series of fun events and activities, with something to suit all tastes. So, dust off your dancing shoes, don your greenest attire and feel energised by a dazzling display of Irish pride.”

Autism Friendly

ASD Ireland, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, present an autism friendly, relaxed environment to view the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival parades in Limerick City. The new purpose-built, wheelchair accessible and eco-friendly mobile sensory room is the first of its kind. Request access to this viewing point at the Crescent, O’Connell Street by emailing keith@asdireland.ie.

Wheelchair Accessible

The wheelchair accessible viewing area will be at a new location at The Crescent, O’Connell Street for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This will move to the O’Connell Street/Mallow Street Junction for the International Band Championship Parade on Monday, 18th March. Access will be by wristband only, limited to three people per application. Request a wristband from festivalsandevents@limerick.ie.

Road Closures

A number of road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect to facilitate the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival events on March 17th and 18th. Full details available on Limerick.ie.

Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival 2024 is brought to you by Limerick City and County Council supported by our festival partners: 

  • Mr. Binman | Maldron Hotels | Analog Devices | Crescent Shopping Centre  
  • Limerick Leader | Live 95 | Limerick Post | Spin South West  
  • Civil Defence | Garda Síochána | Defence Forces  
  • Fáilte Ireland | Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City  

More details are available at Limerick St. Patrick's Festival | Limerick.ie and on Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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