St Patrick's Day 2019 - What You Need To Know - Dublin Visitor Centre

St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2019

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It’s time to get your green on as  St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, and there’s a long weekend to honour our patron saint and all things Irish. And we have all your info here!

The Parade Route & Need to know info…

Dublin City Centre plays host to the St. Patrick’s Festival from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th, with plenty of events across the city.

But the main attraction is the Festival Parade, a starting at midday on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th.  With marching bands and theatre groups from around the world will explore this year’s theme, which in fact is the art of ‘Storytelling’.

The parade takes off from Parnell Square and makes its way through O’Connell St, around College Green, up Dame St to Christchurch and down the appropriately named Patrick St to finish on Cuffe Street. Here is a link to the Saint Patrick’s Day Dublin Parade Route.

Streets around the route will be closed from early morning until 6.00 hours. And know that traffic on the North Quays will be diverted via Church Street and the NCR.

Diversions will also be in place on Custom House Quay and Merrion Square as adrenaline-seekers converge on two funfairs. These run from 11.00 hours on Saturday until Monday evening, with Merrion Square also playing host to the festival village for the weekend – the céilí will kick off there from 13:00 hours on Saturday.


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There will be further traffic restrictions on Monday, when the most active green-wearers run the 5k Road Race, starting at midday on St Stephen’s Green and tracking their way through Pembroke St, Wilton Terrace and Leeson St.

Outside Dublin city, smaller parades will take place around the county on Saturday, in areas such as  Blanchardstown, Lucan, Swords, Balbriggan, Lusk, Rush, Skerries, Blackrock, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Rathcoole and Stepaside.


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You can check routes, times and fares, get real-time information and download the app on the website.


Services will be running to and from the festival on both the Green Line and the Red Line throughout the day.

Green Line

The following City Centre Stops will be closed, Dawson Street, Westmoreland Street, O’Connell Street, the GPO, O’Connell Street Upper, Parnell Square, Marlborough Street and Trinity College.

Normal service resumes from 18:00 hours approx.

Red Line

The following City Centre Stops will be closed, the Four Courts, Jervis, Abbey Street, Busáras, Connolly Station, George’s Dock, Mayor Square – NCI, Spencer Dock and The Point.

With normal service resuming from 15:00 hours approx.

Monday 18 March 2019

On Bank Holiday Monday 18th March, a Sunday service will run on the Green Line and Red Line.

Dublin Bus

Due to the St. Patrick’s Festival there will be a number of diversions in place on Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 March 2019.

A full Nitelink service will operate on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019. There will be no Nitelink service on Monday 18 March 2019. Read more here. A Sunday Timetable will operate on all routes on St. Patrick’s Day. For further details of diversions please click here.

Dublin Bikes

To facilitate the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and festival in Dublin, a number of Just Eat dublinbikes stations will be closed, or service will be restricted, for periods between Friday, 15th and Tuesday, 19th March.

Click here for full details.


A Sunday service will run on all Dart services with extra services operating before and after the St. Patricks Day parade.

Customers are advised that Tara Street Station is closed until 4PM on St Patrick’s Day to aid in the Garda crowd management plan for the parade.

Customers should alternatively use Connolly or Pearse Stations instead to get to the parade and festivities

Get more here.


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