Saint Patricks Day in Doolin

Saint Patricks Day in Doolin

The St. Patrick’s festivities will kick off at the start of the week with music sessions in the pubs around Doolin, followed by Doolin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday 17th March at 2pm. The parade will gather at Doolin Pier at 1.30pm, and will begin at 2pm, traversing through the village for all spectators to enjoy. So arrive here early for a bite to eat or a pint, and pick a great spot to watch the parade from. Music sessions and gigs will also take place throughout the long weekend – it’s set to be an epic weekend of laughter, reunions, craic & ceol.


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About St. Patrick’s Day in Doolin

The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade makes its way through Doolin on the saint’s national day March 17th. The parade starts at 2pm from Doolin Pier and makes its way down Fisher Street and through Doolin to Roadford and finishes up at the Russell Community Centre.

The parade is enjoyed by locals & tourists alike; with an entertaining mix of floats ranging from school children playing trad music to topical sketches.

There are many places along the route to stand & watch but traditionally people gather in front of each of the village pubs and bars, where afterward they enjoy warm food, great company & the best music.

Live Traditional Music Sessions

Daily trad sessions throughout the village pubs and music venues over St. Patrick’s Weekend. View local pubs

Musicians unite with Tunes from Doolin

Tunes from Doolin (Charles Monod) and Doolin Inn are teaming up on a new musical collaboration which kicks off every Sunday at 11am at Doolin Inn. Musicians at an Intermediate level may join in and play alongside other local musicians. All ages welcome!

☘️ Sunday 12th March at 11am with late breakfast til 1pm.
☘️ Friday 17th March at 11am with late breakfast til 1pm – Special St. Patrick’s Day session
☘️ Sunday 19th March at 11am with late breakfast til 1pm.

Full bar, wine and cocktail menu available. See you there!

Live Music @ Hotel Doolin

Live music at Hotel Doolin throughout the weekend and from 2pm on Friday 17th March. View website:

Stay at Hollow Cottage

Hollow Cottage is a self-catering home in Doolin, close to the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way. Situated in the heart of Doolin with easy access to the Burren and the Aran Islands, Hollow Cottage sleeps 6 people and offers all comfort and facilities for an unforgettable experience in Doolin. We have availability for St. Patrick’s Weekend – Book direct.

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Enjoy live music & a bite to eat at Doolin Inn

St. Patrick’s Weekend at Doolin Inn consists of live trad sessions, late breakfast & cocktails, pints and parade-watching from the terrace (the best view in Doolin!), a delicious meal in the evening from our new Anthony’s menu which features our infamous crispy fish tacos (we hear they talk about them in Galway so they must be good!), Burren beef burger, mussels, fillet steak, beer-battered fish & chips, plus more.

Our onsite food truck container will also be open outside of the inn, serving you lots of sweet treats and impeccable Burren coffee. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend! 

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Visit the Aran Islands with Doolin Ferry Company

A peek behind the scenes as we get ready for a brand new season. Doolin Ferry Company is back on the water on March 11th and we can’t wait! Join us for a boat tour to the islands or view the cliffs from the water on our Cliffs of Moher Cruise.

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Paddy’s Cave Tours @ Doolin Cave

Discover Europe’s largest stalactite this St. Patrick’s Day at Doolin Cave. Cave tours run daily every hour from 10am to 6pm (last tour 5pm). Book before St. Patrick’s Day and use the discount code: doolintourism to receive 10% off your booking. Wild at the Cave cafe open Fri – Sun from 10am to 4pm for delicious lunch, brunch and coffee.

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The St. Patrick’s Day Collection @ Irish Crafts

Looking forward to welcoming you all back to Irish Crafts for the ‘23 season!
We will re-open on Wednesday, March 15th in time to welcome many of you coming to Doolin to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

For March we will open 7 days, the Store 10-5 & our coffee van Cupán 10-4.. Drop in before or during the St. Patrick’s weekend for all things green and Irish!

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Guided Tour with Ollie

Embark on the ultimate adventure at the Cliffs of Moher with Ollies Tours. Join a small, exclusive group of thrill-seekers on a guided hike along a stunning cliff walk route, revealing breathtaking views of Doolin, the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the most stunning spots and share intriguing stories.

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Prepare for a Cosy St. Patrick’s Day!

Whatever the weather will be this St. Patrick’s Day (17th March), you can always cosy up with a fantastic gift hamper from the Burren Smokehouse. Imagine yourself sitting in front of the fire, with a warm blanket on your lap, some chocolates and a connoisseur whiskey on the table next to you, reading John O’Donohue’s famous “Anam Cara” by the candle light. Buy the hamper here

Special Celebration Selections – St. Patrick’s Day

Following the great success of the Christmas Whiskey & Salmon Special, the Burren Smokehouse have created a series of Special Celebration Selections. The first one will be released for St. Patrick’s Day. It is a 3-pack combo of Gravadlax with a newly developed marinade of Drumshanbo Gin and juniper berries as well as two 500g packs of cold and hot smoked Irish Organic Salmon. Shop online here


Can’t make it to Doolin for St. Patrick’s Day?

It’s always a celebration in Doolin no matter what time of year so if you’re missing St. Patrick’s Day this year, why not book a Spring break at Wild Meadow Huts luxury glamping.

Book for any dates between 10 – 27 April and receive a free bottle of prosecco on arrival, and a breakfast hamper for two people. From only €75 per person sharing. Go on, treat yourself..

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Doolin St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Doolin St. Patrick's Day Parade
Doolin St. Patrick's Day Parade
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