Festival Quarter

  • Thu 16 Mar
  • Fri 17 Mar
  • Sat 18 Mar
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    Festival Quarter

    Returning for 2023 after an incredibly successful debut last year is the St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks which will be home to a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, from March 16th to 18th!

    The grounds of one of Ireland’s most spectacular and historic heritage sites in the heart of Dublin will feature Tent Mór and Tent Beag, an outdoor Main Stage, performance spaces, relaxation areas, a mini-funfair and the Irish Food and Craft Village.

    All daytime events will be free of charge, along with the full day and night programme on St. Patrick’s Day, supported by Dublin Airport. Night time events on the 16th and 18th of March will require a pre-purchased ticket that will be valid for the full evening’s programme. 

    Festival Quarter will be open to all ages throughout the day, and will be reserved for adults only from 6pm to 10:30pm. Just a short walk from the city centre, easily accessible by Luas and bus, and adjacent to Heuston Station, Festival Quarter will be a bustling hub for locals and visitors alike, from March 16th to 18th. 

    Festival Quarter Days & Nights

    • Festival Quarter Days

      Friday 17th (12pm-6pm), Saturday 18th March (12pm-5pm),

      Family fun and community spirit are integral to St. Patrick’s Festival. Families can enjoy a range of activities including street theatre, interactive games, circus and science shows, talks, film screenings and lots more. Enjoy the thrills of the circus with Tumble Circus, Curious State Circus, Professor Plunger, Guido Fanzini, Mark the Science Guy, or get gaming with Actual Reality Arcade and more.

      Join the conversation with a selection of always engaging and often challenging talks and panels, as well as many live performances every day from rock, pop and hip hop to traditional, classical and more. 

      Connect and relax in the many comfortable seating areas in the Irish Food & Craft Village. Feast on contemporary and diverse Irish cooking from the cream of Ireland’s food truck community. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment and DJs from the Festival Quarter Bandstand.   

    • Festival Quarter Nights

      Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th March, 6pm – 10.30pm  daily (Strictly Over 18s)

      When the sun goes down, from 6pm daily, Festival Quarter Nights will explode into life with stunning lighting displays and decor, the absolute best in contemporary and traditional music and a bustling food village, bars and hangout areas just for adults!!

    • More Info

      St. Patrick's Festival Quarter is based in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative arts & History at Collins Barracks, and offers a packed programme of family entertainment, music, art, conversation, workshops, spectacle and street performance, along with the best of Irish food and crafts at the iconic Dublin site. Open to all ages throughout the day Festival Quarter transforms into the ultimate urban Festival space after dark.

    • Getting There

      Just a short walk from the city centre and easily accessible by Luas and bus, and adjacent to Heuston Station, Festival Quarter will once again be a bustling hub for locals and visitors alike for the duration of the Festival. Access to Festival Quarter is via the Collins Barracks entrance on Benburb Street.

    • Pets

      Dogs will be permitted while on a lead at Festival Quarter pre 18:00. After this time dogs will not be permitted. 

    • Bicycle Parking

      Bicycle Parking will be available in the adjacent Croppies Acre Memorial Park - Bicycle parking will not be available onsite at Collins Barracks this is to facilitate the safe operation of the event site.

    Ag filleadh don bhliain 2023 tar éis tús thar a bheith rathúil anuraidh ná Ceathrú na Féile Pádraig ag Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann, Dún Uí Choileáin, a bheidh Féile uirbeach draíochtach ó lá go hoíche ann do chách, ón 16 Márta go dtí an 18 Márta!

    Is éard a bheidh ann ar thailte ceann de na suíomhanna oidhreachta is suntasaí agus is stairiúla in Éirinn i gcroílár Bhaile Átha Cliath ná Tent Mór agus Tent Beag, príomh-ardán, spásanna léiriúcháin, limistéir scíthe, mio -aonach siamsaíochta trá, agus Sráidbhaile Bia agus Ceardaíochta na hÉireann.

    Beidh gach imeacht i rith an lae saor in aisce, mar aon leis an gclár lae agus oíche iomlán ar Lá Fhéile Pádraig, le tacaíocht ó Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath. Beidh ticéad réamh-cheannaithe ag teastáil le haghaidh imeachtaí oíche ar an 16 agus 18 Márta, a bheidh bailí do chlár iomlán an tráthnóna. 

    Beidh Ceathrú na Féile oscailte do gach aois i rith an lae, agus beidh sé coinnithe do dhaoine fásta amháin ó 6i.n. go 10:30i.n. Ach siúlóid ghearr ó lár na cathrach, agus inrochtana go héasca ar an Luas agus ar an mbus, agus taobh le Stáisiún Heuston, beidh Ceathrú na Féile ina mol beoga do mhuintir na háite agus do chuairteoirí araon, ón 16 Márta go dtí an 18 Márta.