St. Patrick's Day Festival

"For one day, the whole world celebrates Ireland"

St Patrick Days Festival

St. Patrick ’s Day is the day that all Irish people, and non-Irish people, around the world celebrate Irish culture. St. Patrick ’s Day parades take place in all over the globe; New York, Boston, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Mumbai and Istanbul etc.  But, what better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Galway the capital of culture.

The day originally started off to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, who came to Ireland as shepherd boy but eventually converted all the natives to Christians.

St. Patrick's Day in Galway

Today, the people of Galway celebrate Ireland by having a parade which marches through the Galway City centre. Be sure to arrive to the parade early enough to secure yourself a spot as town will be busy!

There is a huge amount of traditional Irish music happening all over the city and county. Famous Galway pubs, Tigh Cóilí, Garavans, and The Crane are great places to stop and find quality traditional music players, regardless of what time of the day it is!

So get your green colours out, pull out some of your Irish dancing moves, learn a little bit of the Irish language and have the 'craic!'