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St. Patrick’s Festival aims to offer a programme and service that allows everyone an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the Festival.

St. Patrick’s Festival is happy to provide accommodations, to the best of our ability, to allow individuals with disabilities and additional needs to participate in the Festival’s workforce, services, and activities.

Attending the Parade

We have a number of areas along the Parade route that are reserved for attendees that have additional needs.

For the first time in 2024, St. Patrick's Festival introduced an inclusive Relaxed Parade Space at College Green in Dublin, tailored to the needs of neurodivergent people and those with sensory processing differences or sensitivities. This space was wheelchair accessible and had limited capacity to allow freedom of movement.

For more information on our Relaxed Parade Space, please see more information here, or check out our downloadable Visual Guide and Easy Read Guide below.

Applications for our wheelchair-accessible viewing areas for St. Patrick's Festival 2025 will open in the new year.

We provide wheelchair-accessible viewing areas along the Parade route:

  • One on O’Connell Street
  • One on Westmoreland Street
  • One at St. Patrick's Cathedral

If you, a friend or family member are a wheelchair user, you can come and view the parade in one of our designated wheelchair viewing areas. These areas are prioritised for wheelchair users but can also be used by people who use mobility aids or have limited mobility, in order to give them some more space and comfort whilst the parade goes by.

Family members can accompany the wheelchair user / person with limited mobility in this designated area.

St. Patrick's Festival want to make our events fully accessible, for all to enjoy. We want to make it possible for disabled young people and adults to make positive memories at St. Patrick's Festival.

At the Parade, in addition to the wheelchair portaloo at each of our wheelchair areas, there will be an Accessoloo with a hoist and changing bench made available for use. This will be parked up on D’Olier Street (Fleet St. Junction).

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade and Festival Quarter, situated in Collins Barracks, are fully wheelchair accessible.

Our One City programme is in partnership with various venues across the city, please check accessibility details with each individual venue.

St. Patrick’s Festival welcomes the accompaniment of service animals at the Parade and Festival Quarter.

For events that are part of the One City programme you will need to check with each individual venue.


Through its experience of dealing with and providing services to a wide range of people with various individual needs, St. Patrick’s Festival has learned, and continues to learn, from its interaction with its customers.

If you are a user of this website or an attendee of any of our events and encounter a difficulty that can be rectified or alleviated by our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

If you have queries or feedback regarding accessibility in any aspect of St. Patrick’s Festival, please get in contact with us.