Festival Quarter Days

Dates
  • Thu 17 Mar
  • Fri 18 Mar
  • Sat 19 Mar
  • Sun 20 Mar
  • Times
    Open from 12:00 pm
    Ages
    All Ages
    Accessible

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    Festival Quarter Days

    Festival Quarter Days at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    A magical urban daytime Festival for all ages to enjoy, in the heart of Dublin, from March 17 – 20, from 12pm to 6pm daily. 

    Family fun and community spirit are integral to St. Patrick’s Festival. We look forward to welcoming all to Festival Quarter Days at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, from Thursday March 17 to Sunday March 20, from 12pm to 6pm daily. 

    Enjoy four free days of family friendly frolics, from performance, theatre and giant games to Céilí Mór, music and play. Immerse in talks, film screenings, interactive games, circus and science shows. Enjoy the thrills and spills of circus, games and street theatre performances. Get into the true St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the return of the much loved Céilí Mór. 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.  

    Plan your day with our full Festival Schedule!

    *Please note - Entry through Benburb street only.

    Friends of Crusó

    SPF Óg @ Festival Quarter

    From 12:00pm  

    Tumble Circus

    Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter

    Various  

    Mark the Science Guy

    Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter

    Various  

    Is there an Irish cuisine?

    Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter

    12:00pm  

    Abair

    The University of Revolution

    Palatine Room @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    2:00pm  

    Rathfarnham Ukelele Group

    Mainstage @ Festival Quarter

    2:45pm  

    N.O.A.H

    Mainstage @ Festival Quarter

    4:00pm  

    The British Council & I.NY

    Array Collective: Connections, Belongings, Art & Activism

    Palatine Room @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    12:00 pm  

    Dark Horse on the Wind

    Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter

    12:30pm  

    Circus 250

    Strong Women Science

    Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter

    Various  

    Abair

    A Breton in Connemara

    Palatine Room @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    2:00pm  

    Totally Dublin Live

    Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter

    3:00pm  

    Code of Behaviour

    Mainstage @ Festival Quarter

    3:00pm  

    Abair

    Dominic and Hamish

    Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter

    05:00pm  

    Fanzini Brothers

    Ballet Poulet

    Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter

    Various  

    High Country Cloggers

    Mainstage @ Festival Quarter

    2:00pm  

    National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks

    St. Patrick’s Ireland: A Living History

    Palatine Room @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    2:00pm - 4:00pm  

    Morrison's Academy Scottish Pipe Band

    Mainstage @ Festival Quarter

    2:45pm  

    National Museum of Ireland

    What's the Scéal?

    Story Yurt @ Festival Quarter

    1:00pm - 1:35pm  1:35pm - 2:15pm  

    Irish Independent

    The Indo Daily Podcast

    Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter

    1:00pm  

    Abair

    The Civil War in Spain

    Palatine Room @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    2:00pm