St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin: 4 Family-Friendly Things to Do

Whilst we focus on flower delivery Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day is certainly one of the busier days, there are a lot of other activities going on as well. Here in Dublin, St. Paddy’s Day goes from March 16 through the 19, and is packed with music, history, art, and more. Whether you’re a local or are visiting to see how the Irish really spend the holiday, these four events are worth adding to your itinerary.

1. In the Footsteps of St. Patrick- Walking Tour (Thursday 16- Sunday 19)

Think you know all the important locations and full history of St. Patrick? Think again. On the Footsteps of St. Patrick Tour, author and historian Pat Liddy explores some of the oft untold history and lore behind St. Patrick. The tour includes various sites around Dublin and covers many places even local miss, as well as visits to both cathedrals and admittance into St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The tour is offered twice a day from the 16-19, but space is expected to fill up fast. Go to for more information.

2. The Parade (Friday 3/17)

On St. Paddy’s Day proper, city centre comes alive with a massive parade. There is lots of music, dancing, pageantry, performances, and just about everything one might imagine. Bands are coming in from across the globe to participate. The event is totally free and the parade starts at Parnell Square.

3. Festival Treasure Hunt (Saturday 3/18)

If you are a natural pioneer, you’ll love the city’s treasure hunt this year. The theme is “explorers” and prizes will be awarded for the teams who have the best costumes as well as those who complete the map first. A shorter hunt is available for kids, though the teen/adult version takes just shy of two hours. Participants travel throughout Dublin on foot, answer questions, and collect stamps from businesses for a chance to win adventure-related prizes, such as free admission to Carlingford Adventure Centre. It’s free to participate, but this is only held once on the morning of the 18th and registration is required.

4. Big Day Out (Sunday 3/19)

The final day of Dublin’s festival has a bit of everything. The “Big Day Out” is held in Merrion Square and offers music, dancing, entertainment, workshops, and everything one might expect from a street carnival. Barren Carrousel will also be performing, offering up aerial antics and stunts. Admission to the Big Day Out is free.

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