After a long two years wait, we welcome back the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with huge excitement. The St. Patrick’s day festival will run for three days from 17th – 19th March in Waterford City. The following events are scheduled throughout the festival to celebrate both Irish and local culture in Ireland’s best place to live.


Thursday 17th March


Quay and Mall:

10am – Ecumenical Service as Gaeilge at Christchurch Cathedral

12 noon – Threadgold’s School of Irish Dancing and Toner’s School of Irish Dancing

12:50pm – Thomas F Meagher Flag Presentation

12:55pm – Mayor’s Speech

1:00pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade

7:00pm – Booley’s House Show at Theatre Royal


John Robert’s Square:

11:00am to 7:00pm – St. Patrick’s Festival Fairground


Friday 18th March


Plaza Festival Stage:

3pm – TheatreBox Dancers

3:45pm – WAMA Drummers

4:40pm – WAMA Ukulele Orchestra

5pm – Bana Rua

6:30pm – Intonations Choir

7:30pm – Toucan


O’Connell Street Stage:

5pm – Malayalee Association

6pm – Afro Dance Troupe

6:30pm – The Dearg Dooms

7:45pm – Brass & Co.


John Robert’s Square:

11:00am to 9:00pm – St. Patrick’s Festival Fairground


Saturday 19th March


Plaza Festival Stage:

1pm – Music Generation Waterford

3pm – Suir Ukulele Strummers

4pm – Three for the Road

5:15pm – Rookie Thomson

7pm – Thin as Lizzy


Applemarket Sessions:

8pm to 10pm – Mad Ferrit


Theatre Royal:

8pm – Neil Delamere


John Robert’s Square:

11:00am to 9:00pm – St. Patrick’s Festival Fairground


The Quay:

9pm – Fireworks Display


Parade Route

The parade will start at 1pm, and begin at the Waterford Bus Station, go along the Quay, past the Clock Tower and Plaza, and finishes at the Parnell Street end of the Mall. It is advised come early to get the best views of the parade. There are multiple designated viewing points along the route, such as the William Vincent Wallace Plaza, which provides a bird’s eye view.

For additional information, see the Waterford St. Patrick’s Day Festival website