Five Highlights from St Patrick’s Festival

Posted March 15, 2022 in Arts and Culture, Festival Features

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‘Spoilt for choice’ is the order of the day for this bumper St Patrick’s Festival weekend. There are absolutely oodles of things to be doing with yourself and your friends and family. Nialler9 has nailed the dancefloor and gig offerings and we’re making a few selections from the St Patrick’s Festival hub of activities which is basing itself in Collins Barracks this year.  Just add sun and we’re sorted.

1. Damien Dempsey

Main stage at Festival Quarter

Friday 18th March

7pm, €10

We all need to let go and who better to channel and conduct the sense of release than Damo.

Our former cover co-star and subject of the fantastic Love Yourself Today documentary (available on demand now) will deliver his trademark songs with meaning, love and understanding of the moment we found ourselves in and that which we find ourselves in.

 @Róisín Murphy O’Sullivan

2. Breathe Festival with Happenings & St. Patrick’s Festival at The Law Society, Dublin 7

Friday 18th March, from 10am – 5pm & Saturday 19th March, from 10am – 1pm

Sustainable, meaningful cultural event producers Happenings will bring their own inimitable style and insights to Breathe Festival, a wonderful day and a half programme of wellness and resilience for the self, our communities and our planet in The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin 7. All ages are welcome to relax and breathe with yoga and mindfulness classes and activities, talks, demos, local food offerings, a mobile sauna and more! Join Bressie, The Happy Pear, Trisha Lewis, Davie Philips, Michael Ryan, Jen Healy, Reggae Yoga, Lou Horgan, Mari Kennedy, The Useless Project, Clean Coasts and Friends of The Earth.

3. Rathfarnham Ukulele Group

Main stage at Festival Quarter

Saturday 19th March

2.45pm, Free

We’re always partial to a bit of ukulele action and the Rathfarnham brigade promise foot stomping tunes from artists across the decades including American Authors, George Ezra, David Bowie, & Queen. Let’s dance! 

4. Array Collective: Connections, Belongings, Art & Activism 

Palatine Room @ National Museum

Sunday 20th March

12pm, Free

The 2021 Turner-Prize winning collective are in conversation with IMMA’s Annie Fletcher discussing their work, its intention and ambition. Our chance to celebrate and investigate their achievements.

5. Totally Dublin Live 

Sunday March 20th

3pm, Free

Well it’d be rude not to. We’ve told you about this one elsewhere and would dearly love to see you there to celebrate 200 editions of our existence among an inspiring group of chancers and dancers. 

You can check out the full festival programme at

Final Timetable 15 March


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