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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Lá fhéile Pádraig

This year
Where are the biggest parades today and what is happening across this weekend?
A quickfire run-through of cultural events across the country.
St. Patrick's Day parade organisers defend €250 grandstand seat prices
Prices are up 20% last year due to increased production costs, the parade organisers have said.
Last year
400,000 people attend St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin after two-year absence
The parade began at 12pm on Parnell Square and finished on Kevin Street at around 2pm.
All time
Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged
The Department of an Taoiseach warned that organising such parties is an offence.
Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?
Large groups aren’t allowed, of course, but some people have plans to celebrate being Irish from their homes.
Michael D Higgins: 'As world buildings turn green, let's play our part in a greener world'
He urged Irish citizens to “play their own personal and essential role in saving our planet and our environment”.
4 events for... St Patrick's Day weekend with a difference
If you’ve had enough of parades for one year, you’ve come to the right place.
7 kid-friendly events for St Patrick's Day - from ball runs to giant céilís
He’s our patron saint and beloved snake wrangler, so here’s how to celebrate St Patrick in style.
Picture this: Looking back at Dublin's old St Patrick's Day Parades
From jesters to Wombles, from young to old, here’s a quick history of Dublin’s old St Patrick’s Day parades.
Astronaut sends wonderful Irish St. Patrick's Day greeting from space
Spot the lad in the green hat.