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St. Patrick's Festival 2023

Armagh’s Home of St Patrick’s Festival returns with an exciting programme of music, art, theatre, film and dance. This is a chance to reflect on the legacy of St Patrick and have fun celebrating his influence on history and culture.

Armagh City is the “Home of St Patrick,” the place where Patrick began his mission. Most of the Festival activities are based in city centre venues. One of the highlights is the Vigil Walk which takes place between the two St Patrick’s Cathedrals, the only city in the world to have the honour of having two Cathedrals that share the same name. Another not-to-be-missed highlight is the St Patrick’s Eve Family Fun event, Thursday 16th March, Shambles Yard in Armagh. This outdoor concert offers some of the region’s best musicians and singers, all of them having started in the traditional Irish music scene. You can also enjoy children’s entertainment, funfair rides and good food.

The Festival programme runs Saturday 11th March to Sunday 19th March 2023 and offers a thrilling showcase of history, culture, traditional music, dance and plenty of good food and drink to sustain you. Bring your family and friends too.

Festival Events 2023


Saint Patrick's RC Cathedral

Armagh Cathedral (Catholic)

Saint Patrick's COI Cathedral

St Patricks Cathedral