So here’s the best of official scedual for the St. Patricks day festivle in Dublin.
12th March 2009
St. Patricks Day Kicks off in style with the festivle opening celebration and our pick of the day questionably is the “Best of the Fest” comedy night at the laughter lounge. Comedy goers were asked to vote for their favourite comedians and these 5 comics will all preform for 3 nights only over the St Patrick’s Festival weekend!
Doors 7.00pm – Show – 8.30pm Tickets 25Euro, and half price for impoverished students.
13th March 2009
The Spheres @ Grand Canal Square, Docklands, D2
“The internationally renowned, Strange Fruit from Melbourne, present their distinct performance style fusing theatre, dance and circus. In Spheres, eight performers perched on giant, illuminated orbs reveal a unique and utterly stunning performance.”
Shows @6.30pm & 8.00pm This is a free ticket event and you can get your tickets here
Also on the Friday is the launch of the Fun Fair at merrion square!
Saturday 14th March
Saturday is going to be the most fantastic day next to the parade. With several of our favourite events on the one day!
Start off the morning by nabbing a kid, anyones will do, and head to the Denny Treasure hunt which kicks off at City Hall, Dame Street – registration is at 10.00am – 1.00pm. If you are interested in detective stories, murder mysteries, whodunit thrillers, lost treasure and unsolved puzzles then Denny Treasure Hunt is for you.
Then on to without a shadow of a doubt the best part of the festivle – The Ceili! Which is traditional Irish dancing done in the outdoor festivle concert style. BÉALSPRAOI CÉILI this year is to take place on the Saturday from 12pm.
Sunday 15th March
Denny Big Day out be huge so here’s the blurb: “With more than 10 zones to suit everyone from tots to teens, expect Merrion Square to be a hub of activity. Featuring acts from Ireland and around the world, you can expect amazing performances, fun workshops, quirky installations, gorgeous puppetry, storytelling, circus and lots and lots of games.”
Monday 16th March
The calm before the storm! Take this one easy, there’s another chance to check out the “Best of the Fest” comedy night at the laughter lounge.
Tuesday 17th March – St Patricks Day
The Parade starts from 12 at Parnell Square, get dressed up in your greens, paint the face and enjoy what being Irish is all about!
In the evening Sean Keane and the Irish Scattering play in the national concert for the more sophisticated amongst us, but the real Ceoil agus Craic (for our American readers ‘Craic’ refers to fun here in Ireland!) will be taking place in the pubs across the Emerald Isle