Saint Patricks Day in Doolin – Welcome back..
After two years, March 17 celebrations are back with a bang here in Doolin! When the pandemic hit Ireland in early March 2020, there wasn’t much time for planning a virtual event, but last year we decided to round up some local musicians in Doolin and give everyone some sort of St. Patrick’s Day festival, albeit it being spent at home and streamed online. This year, St. Patrick’s Weekend is set to be one of the biggest celebrations in Irish history as restrictions have eased across Ireland and people are getting back to a sense of normality.
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 Thursday 17th March at 2pm. Music sessions and gigs will also take place throughout the long weekend (This year, Friday 18th March has been appointed a public holiday in Ireland) – it’s set to be an epic weekend of laughter, reunions, craic & ceol.
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.
St. Patrick’s Weekend Offers, News & Events
Live Traditional Music Sessions
Daily trad sessions throughout the village pubs and music venues over St. Patrick’s Weekend. View local pubs
Party Night @ Mc Dermott’s Pub
Ciarán Johnston live in the bar on Friday 18th March from 10pm till late. View website: www.mcdermottspub.com
Trad Disco & Sessions @ Hotel Doolin
Trad sessions all day from 2.30pm until late on Thursday 17th March, followed by a Trad disco with Ollie Mollooly in The Attic @10pm – All free entry. View website: www.hoteldoolin.ie
Paddy’s Brunch @ Anthony’s at Doolin Inn
St. Patrick’s Weekend Brunch – Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm daily. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Parade from our terrace with a pint of guinness and delicious brunch. The best view in Doolin! View menu: www.doolininn.ie
Island Tour Discounts @ Doolin Ferry Company
St. Patrick’s Day offer – receive 30% off with the discount code PAT50 on www.doolinferry.com
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 11am to 5pm (last tour 4pm). Use the discount code: doolintourism between Monday 14th and Thursday 17th March and receive 10% off your booking. Wild at the Cave cafe open daily from 11am to 4pm. Book a Tour: www.doolincave.ie
The St. Patrick’s Day Collection @ Irish Crafts
Now open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Drop in during the St. Patrick’s weekend for all things green and Irish! View our Saint Patrick’s Day Collection here: www.irishcraftsonline.com
Historical St. Patrick’s Day Images from Doolin
Virtual St. Patrick’s Day 2021