The National St Patrick's Festival is up and running and keeps going until Sunday, 20 March! Here are five great fun events for kids to enjoy!!
CONNECTIONS/NAISC is the theme of this year's spectacular global celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage, as the Festival invites Ireland and the world to reconnect in Dublin after the unparalleled challenges of recent years.
Through contemporary and traditional Irish arts, events, culture and heritage, the Festival will connect families, friends and communities across Ireland, after the unparalleled challenges of recent years. Family fun and community spirit are integral to St Patrick’s Festival and this year there’s four days of family friendly adventures to enjoy.
TOP FIVE FUN EVENTS FOR KIDS
1. National St Patrick’s Day Parade - watch it live on RTÉ
CONNECTIONS/NAISC is the theme of this year’s spectacular global celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage, as the Festival invites Ireland and the world to reconnect in Dublin after the unparalleled challenges of recent years.
The iconic National St Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the streets of Dublin on 17 March, with more pageants, more marching bands and more participants than ever before!
Find out all about the parade here!!
2. Guido Franzini’s Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery
Guido Fanzini is as bald as a goose egg, but looks good in chiffon and lace and his Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery promises 40 mins of fantastic comedy and pure fun in a spoof-danger, comedy circus show where the language of death-defying stunts is used at every turn, giving a comic edge to all the carry-on.
3. Tumble Circus
A revolutionary show of class circus, big laughs and dead on skill. Death defining aerialist, hardcore acrobat, mind bending jugglers and loads of Craic. Tumble Circus is Ireland’s only non-traditional Big Top touring circus.
We want to smash what you think an Irish circus can be, with a circus to activate people and inspire hope. Our vision of the world is one filled with joy and laughter, where people are inspired to push the boundaries of their own limits and follow their dreams.
4. Little Gem Puppets
Little Gem Puppets' interactive shows are full of fun with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Our puppets are lively, colourful puppets who love to meet new people. We present bilingual shows and viewers are encouraged to use their Irish when speaking to the puppets.
5. Ballet Poulet
She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first…her tutu or his toupée? Ballet Poulet is an non-verbal, family friendly street show featuring clown, dance, circus, comedy and absurdity.