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Dates and Times

The National St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 12pm on 17 March in Dublin City Centre, running from Parnell Square in the north of the city, down O'Connell Street, over O'Connell Bridge and through the south side of the city, ending at the Cuffe St./Kevin St. junction.


No tickets are required for you to attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Simply pick a spot along the route and enjoy the spectacle and excitement! If you would like a seat at the Parade, there are a limited number of tickets available to purchase for Grandstand Seats.

All ages are welcome at the Parade.

We've celebrated St. Patrick's Day in both snow blizzards and tropical sunshine, so keep an eye on the forecast and dress appropriately! The Parade takes approximately 2 hours to pass, so make sure to bring refreshments to keep you hydrated and happy. It's best to wear comfortable footwear.

The Parade is full of joy, colour, music, dance, spectacle and fun – it's large and loud, so if you have any sensory issues, we would advise you to consider bringing sensory protection aids such as ear defenders.

See more information on accessibility at St. Patrick's Festival

While no-one will stop you from bringing your pets to the Parade we would ask you to consider their best interests. The Parade can be very loud with lots of marching bands, spectacle noises and of course hundreds and thousands of visitors.

Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are trained for these situations.

In order for the Parade to pass smoothly and safely through the streets of Dublin, it requires a number of road closures in the city centre, from early in the morning of the parade through until the late afternoon.

Road closures for St. Patrick's Festival 2024 are outlined in the below file. Road closures for St. Patrick's Festival 2025 will be uploaded here shortly before the Festival dates. We advise all spectators and participants to plan their journeys in advance.