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WELCOME EVERYONE MESSAGE FROM LEO VARADKAR TD, MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND SPORT
MESSAGE FROM SUSAN KIRBY, ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL CEO
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ar chlann mhór dhomhanda na nGael, sa bhaile agus ar fud na cruinne, ar an lá náisiúnta ceiliúrtha seo.
I am enormously proud to present this year’s programme, the team and I truly believe there is something for everyone, from eight to eighty!
Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Festival 2014 and a particular welcome to our visitors from overseas.
I Love My City is a series of cultural happenings staged in the beautiful surroundings of some of the city’s prestigious venues and found spaces, featuring literature, music, spoken-word, photography, visual art and more. Highlights include, Solo Space, in Dublin Castle, featuring Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh and Seán Mac Erlaine, An Enchanted Banquet at Earlsfort Terrace and Jape at the RHA.
You’re attending one of our most exciting festivals – a real celebration of Irishness - and loads of fun. This year’s programme is particularly varied with traditional Irish music at a huge city céilí, a vibrant street carnival in Merrion Square, wholesome Irish craft foods, performance, art, street-theatre, film, and family events. There’s even a Father Ted comedy show. And in case you’re wondering why some of the buildings have changed colour, we have started ‘greening’ our key landmarks to mark the Festival, including Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity College. More than 1.6 million people engage with the Festival annually. The numbers keep on growing, and it’s especially popular with visitors from overseas. Last year we had record visitors from abroad, with many of them actually taking part in the parade. I want to congratulate everyone who has helped to make the Festival a success and I hope that you all enjoy the festivities over the four days. Guím beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir - a happy and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.
For the first time, we have a three-year theme for the Festival Parade, looking at Past, Present and Future. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Make History’, in 2015 we will look at ‘Present’ and in 2016 and we pose the question ‘who do we aspire to be in the next 100 years?’. Festival favourites Céilí, Treasure Hunt and Big Day Out are all family-friendly, free events, while a new music stage Live on the Green is on St. Stephen’s Green featuring Jerry Fish. The city will come alive with the Festival 5km Road Race, Irish Craft Beer & Food Market at CHQ, street performances as well as many iconic buildings going green to celebrate the Festival. On behalf of myself, the team and the board, we’d like to extend a special thanks to our funders, stakeholders, sponsors and Festival audiences. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – a Happy St. Patrick’s festival to you all.
FESTIVAL BOARD David Harvey (Chair) Conor Kennedy Maree Gallagher
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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FRIDAY 14th MARCH
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MONDAY 17th MARCH
9AM THE GANNON CUP – IRISH UNIVERSITY BOAT RACES
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
REMEMBERING LUKE FESTIVAL TREASURE HUNT 11AM 12PM
I A BECKETT CLOWN
FESTIVAL BIG DAY OUT
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL PARADE
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 5K ROAD RACE
DABBLEDOO MUSIC @ 12:15PM REMEMBERING LUKE PAST TIMES MUSIC & STREET PERFORMANCES (until 6:30PM)
MUSIC & STREET PERFORMANCES (until 8PM)
FILMS: FINIAN’S RAINBOW
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I A BECKETT CLOWN WATERWORKS WORKSHOP
WATERWORKS WORKSHOP PAST TIMES
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THE ENCHANTED BANQUET
JAPE AT THE RHA
SOLO SPACE FLOATING CINEMA
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COMEDY – FATHER TED SHOW
COMEDY – FATHER TED SHOW
DHÚISÍOS AR MAIDIN/ WOKE UP THIS MORNING GAELSPRAOI
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GREENING IN THE CITY
GREENING IN THE CITY
GREENING IN THE CITY
GREENING IN THE CITY
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PATRICK – WALKING TOUR 11AM & 2.30PM
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PATRICK – WALKING TOUR 11AM & 2.30PM
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CELEBRATING CLASSICAL ENERGY Join us at the ESB Feis Ceoil classical music festival running from March 31st until April 11th at the RDS, Dublin, where over 4,000 classical musicians will compete in almost 200 competitions. Tickets â‚Ź5 at the door. Celebrate the most powerful performances at a Gala Concert on April 30th at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Tickets available at the Feis Ceoil office RDS or at the National Concert Hall.
JAPE AT THE RHA FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH MARCH
Where: Dr. Tony Ryan Room, RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2 Time: 7:30pm
Experience Jape in the intimate, contemporary setting of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).
I LOVE MY CITY A CELEBRATION OF IRISH CULTURE
I Love My City is a series of inspiring, intimate, cultural events and happenings curated by the Festival and staged in the beautiful surroundings of some of the city’s prestigious cultural venues, spaces and architectural gems and found spaces. 17 eclectic events and happenings will be presented throughout the Festival, featuring both established and emerging artists, from a variety of disciplines including literature, music, film, song, spoken word, photography, visual art and more. Places are limited and pre-registration is essential on www.stpatricksfestival.ie Admission is FREE (except The Enchanted Banquet) .
ONE CITY, MANY CULTURES FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH MARCH
Where: The National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2 Time: 7pm
Jape began in 2003 as a solo project of Dublin musician and producer, Richie Egan. Over the years, the band has evolved to become one of Ireland’s most exciting acts. Richie, along with Glenn Keating and Ross Turner, will deliver meticulously crafted lyrics and melodies, in what promises to be an unforgettable performance.
FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH – SUNDAY 16TH MARCH Where: Gallery 10, Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 Times: Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Street Feelings is a creative documentary written and narrated by broadcaster and film-maker Donal Dineen. The short film explores the effect of Donal’s move, from Kerry to Dublin in 1986, on him personally, and the lasting impression that Dublin city has made on him. This specially commissioned visual treat, shot by award winning film-maker Myles O’Reilly is accompanied by an original score created by Irish musician Katie Kim.
Milk and Cookie Stories is the last word in Dublin storytelling, mixing home-baked treats with home-spun yarns. If you have a story to tell, or want to hear a tale told well, in a relaxed, friendly setting then this is for you. Themed ‘One City, Many Cultures’, tales will be shared.
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
So come. Tell a tale or don’t. Read a story, or just listen, and have a cookie. But do come!
The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club marks its long history with a unique exhibition in the City Assembly House, celebrating representational art
FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH – MONDAY 17TH MARCH Where: City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2 Times: 10am-5pm
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in Dublin, over a period of almost 250 years. The City Assembly House was founded by the Society of Artists in Ireland in the 1760s, and paintings will be exhibited in homage to the work of some of these society artists and early club members, as well as a selection of work, by current Club members.
FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH – MONDAY 17TH MARCH
Where: The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Times: Friday & Saturday 12pm-6pm, Sunday & Monday 11am-6pm
Eamonn Doyle has been photographing his fellow Dubliners since the early ‘90s, with his unique approach to street portraiture. Despite the close range, the images remain respectful, and inspire feelings such as kinship and compassion. The exhibition will feature a selection of work from this limited edition book ‘i’ and offers a fascinating view of everyday Dubliners. The limited edition book ‘i’ will launch on Friday 14th March at 6pm and will be available at a special rate during the exhibition before its April release.
A DOCUMENTARY DIRECTED BY SINÉAD O’BRIEN, PRODUCED BY NOEL PEARSON OF FERNDALE FILMS. FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH Where: O’Donoghue’s Pub, Merrion Row, Dublin 2 Times: 10am & 12pm*
Thirty years have passed since the light went out on one of Ireland’s most important cultural icons. In this frank and revealing documentary, Remembering Luke, the story of Luke Kelly is revealed, in the appropriate surroundings of O’Donoghue’s where he regularly played with The Dubliners. The film features poignant contributions from Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, John Hume and Shane McGowan. *Following the 12pm screening there will be a Q&A with Happenings, which will be attended by Luke’s Family, as very special guests. His brother Jimmy Kelly, will be in conversation (and possibly song) with the director, making this an unmissable event.
Host: Una Mullally (Irish Times/TG4). Panelists: Sinead Gleeson (Irish Times/The Book Show), Denise Charlton (Immigrant Council of Ireland), more to be announced.
THE ENCHANTED BANQUET PAID/TICKETED EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Where: The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Times: 11am, 12:15pm & 1:30pm
Where: Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8 Times: 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm
FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Dabbledoo Music is a new multimedia experience for young children, combining sound, illustration, performance and animation; encouraging creative music-making and group performance, in a new and exciting way. Children can come along to this 45 minute workshop, pick up an instrument and learn to play together, in a relaxed environment. A special Irish music graphic score, featuring the uillean pipes, will be sure to inspire the children!
I A BECKETT CLOWN FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Where: The Warehouse, 32 Millstreet, Dublin 8 Times: 11am & 2pm
This fun, participatory 2 hour clowning workshop, facilitated by Raymond Keane, director with Barabbas Theatre, will examine the world of famous literary great, Beckett, and his characters, through The Mask of Four Temperaments, or four humours. Beckett’s love of slapstick comedy and his dark sense of humor will be explored through the shape and rhythm of the human body. Please note that this is an over 18s event.
FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Step back in time to the early days of Marsh’s Library during these specially developed one-off tours. Ireland’s most famed literary figures, James Joyce, Bram Stoker and Jonathan Swift are all brought to life through dramatic performances, as their days at Marsh’s Library are recounted. Take this unique opportunity to explore the fascinating location of Ireland’s first public library, unchanged for three centuries.
BANTER: IRISH IDENTITY, PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Where: The Grand Lodge, Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 Time: 4pm
What does it mean to be Irish in 2014? Does it even matter? Does our past identity inform our future one? Or should it? What about the new wave of Irish emigrants? This Banter event will delve into questions of Irishness in the mysterious surroundings of the Grand Lodge and unearth where our collective identity is at - or at least start the conversation.
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Where: Earlsfort Terrace (in the grounds of The National Concert Hall), Dublin 2 Time: 7pm Price: €50
Lose yourself in a sensory celebration of inspired food, dreamy music and whimsical performance, by the creative, ambitious and brave Hunt&Gather. Expect a mystic five course menu of Irish produce designed by Gruel Guerilla, and be entertained by some of Dublin’s most renowned performers, the PETTYCASH collective. Set within the impressive, empty halls in Earlsfort Terrace, this curious evening will feature some of Ireland’s lesser-known fables, fairytales and folklore in a traditional night like no other. Please note this is an over 18s, BYOB event.
DHÚISÍOS AR MAIDIN: TIONSCADAL NA nGORMACHA
WOKE UP THIS MORNING: THE IMRAM BLUES PROJECT FREE EVENT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH Where: RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2 Time: 8:30pm
Féachann Imram anocht ar an gormacha sa cheol agus san fhilíocht. Amhráin chlasaiceacha agus dánta sa seánra seo á chur i láthair ag Liam Ó Muirthile, Gabriel Rosenstock, an Mary Ryan Blues Group, le físeanna gormacha ó Margaret Lonergan. Exploring blues poetry and song, including classic songs by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and poems by Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka
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and others, this magical event curated by Liam Carson, features performances by Irish poets, the Mary Ryan Blues Group and projections by Margaret Lonergan. Please note that this show is in Irish and English.
THE ‘ONE BOOK’ BOOKSHOP
FREE EVENT FRIDAY 14TH – SUNDAY 16TH MARCH
Where: Pop-up city centre location Times: Check www.stpatricksfestival.ie for more info
A celebration of one of the world’s most famous literary cities through poems and songs, ‘If Ever You Go: a Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song’ is the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature One City One Book choice for April 2014. This beautiful collection will be brought to life in a pop-up bookshop, that sells only one book. Drop in to experience surprise performances by some of Ireland’s greatest poets.
DOCUMENT THIS… DOCUMENTARIES FROM OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE FREE EVENT SUNDAY 16TH MARCH
Where: The Reading Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Taking inspiration from the 2014 Festival Parade theme ‘Let’s Make History’, St. Patrick’s Festival and Dublin Doc Fest presents a curated programme of short documentaries, exploring the role of film as a document of our past, present and future histories. This special screening, in the breathtaking Reading Room, will feature films from both established and emerging filmmakers, including Sundance Film Festival winner Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue and Danger: Overhead Powerlines by Mia Mullarkey.
FLOATING CINEMA FREE EVENT SUNDAY 16TH MARCH
Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4 Time: 7:30pm
This floating cinema in the heart of Ireland’s waterways, will screen Irish classic, Waking Ned, a story about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More. One of the 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds, and when he dies of shock, his fellow town folk attempt to claim the money! A great start to an evening out in Dublin City, but make sure to wrap up warm! Rated PG, Staring David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan.
FREE EVENT MONDAY 17TH MARCH
Where: The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Times: 5pm & 7pm
Three of the country’s top solo performers will take their turn filling the vaulted ceilings of this beautiful space with their music. Featuring Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinet) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore
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fiddle), expect spacious, magical sounds. An oasis of calm, this is a chance to relax and disappear into some of the most beautiful music imaginable.
FREE EVENT MONDAY 17TH MARCH
Where: The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Time: 7:30pm Tickets: Free tickets available in advance from The National Concert Box Office: 01 417 0000 / www.nch.ie / email@example.com
An uplifting performance of Irish traditional music and song from a trio of top-class musicians: Phil Callery (vocals, fiddle), Gerry Harrington, (fiddle) and Peter Browne (uilleann pipes). Variety is the keynote of this intimate concert with songs by Callery, of the celebrated singing group the Voice Squad, lively slides and polkas from Kerry, haunting slow airs played on the uniquely Irish bagpipe, the uilleann pipes and more. All presented with knowledge and humour.
GREENING THE CITY
FRIDAY 14TH MARCH FREE EVENT
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FREE EVENT
In Association with Today FM & Foras na Gaeilge Where: St. Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2 Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Various Locations Time: From Dusk
Get your dancing shoes on and come along to the Festival Céilí, an outdoor celebration of traditional Irish dancing. Learn the steps, enjoy live traditional music and soak up the atmosphere on the streets of Dublin!
In celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, see buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival period. Be sure to take a stroll round Dublin, after the sun goes down to check out the city’s most iconic buildings, they look even more impressive in green!
Join our MC Dearbhla Lennon, of Riverdance fame, expert callers, dancers, and the All-Ireland champions, 11-piece Sligo Céilí band, The Dartry, who will lead you through through dances like The Siege of Ennis, The Walls of Limerick and plenty more. This fun-filled afternoon of céilí music and non-stop dancing is not to be missed - no experience required! Tá fáilte roimh cách ag Céilí na Féile, amuigh faoin aer ag Fhaice Stiofáin. Beidh The Dartry, buaiteoirí ghradam Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann, ag déanamh tionlacan, in éineacht le treorí na rincí, agus beidh bean an tí Dearbhla Lennon ag gríosadh na sluaite.
Some of the Dublin city venues going green include: • • • • • • •
Christ Church Cathedral Trinity College The GPO The Custom House The Rotunda Hospital The National Concert Hall The Mansion House
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Bank of Ireland, College Green St. Patrick’s Cathedral The Convention Centre Tower in Glasnevin Cemetery King’s Inns Smock Alley Theatre RDS, Ballsbridge
And many more! For a full list of buildings going green see www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Looking for a day trip outside Dublin?
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FESTIVAL TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY 15TH MARCH FREE EVENT In Association with Dublin’s Q102 Where: City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 Registration: 10am-2pm on the day Pre-register at www.stpatricksfestival.ie or register on the day
For an exciting, fun and unique way to explore and discover Dublin’s fair City, take part in the Festival Treasure Hunt. Solve the clues and conundrums as you visit impressive Dublin landmarks, hidden gems and more, then race or stroll back to City Hall to complete the adventure. The hunt takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to complete and a special mini hunt is available to families with explorers in training, which takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to complete. There will be prizes for best dressed and entertainment throughout the day! The theme is ‘Explorers’ so make sure to look the part as your favourite explorer, past or present, to be in with a chance to win some great prizes! Glac páirt san Tóraíocht Taisce trí Ghaeilge agus bíodh deis agat duaiseanna speisialta a bhuachaint! Do chách! How to Play: • • • • • •
Enter in teams of four Register at City Hall and receive your team pack Answer all questions in the venues Collect stamps from each participating venue from Festival staff Return to City Hall and receive your time of completion The winners will be posted on the St. Patrick’s Festival website www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Prizes to be Won:
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7 night break in Trabolgan for up to 7 people Team experience at Kart City race course Family Pass for Dublin Zoo Family Passes for Dublinia 3 Day tours with PaddyWagon 3 Day Southern Tour with Shamrocker adventures Family passes for Viking Splash Tour
LIVE ON THE GREEN
MUSIC AND STREET PERFORMANCES
SATURDAY 15TH MARCH FREE EVENT
SATURDAY 15TH – SUNDAY 16TH MARCH FREE EVENT
Where: St. Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2 Time: 4:30pm - 7pm
Powerscourt Centre: Saturday & Sunday @12:30pm - 1:15pm South King Street: Saturday & Sunday @1.30pm - 6:30pm Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre: Saturday & Sunday @2pm - 2.45pm Stephen’s Green North: Saturday @1:30pm - 2pm & 2:30pm - 3pm Dame Court: Sunday @3pm - 8pm
New to the Festival line-up this year is Live on the Green. This free, live music stage is sure to get everyone into the Festival spirit! Join us on Saturday evening with Meteor Music Award winner, Jerry Fish as the headline act.
The streets of Dublin will come alive with a variety of exciting, live performances for young and old. Join us for fun, music and laughter as nationally and internationally renowned acts wow audiences with open-air performances. Watch out for comedy to make you giggle, first class street performers and lively music and song to get your feet moving. Laugh, dance and celebrate the fun out on the streets with hilarious entertainers and mesmerising musical performances at Festival time.
The gig will also feature Ireland’s first and only New Orleans-style Brass Band, The Booka Brass Band, who have brought their individual flair to thousands of festival goers at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Longitude. Also entertaining the crowds will be Interskalactic, a 10 piece ska and reggae band, delivering cool, upbeat, party music, sure to get your feet moving. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start your St. Patrick’s Festival weekend off with exciting live music, right in the heart of Dublin!
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Join Irish music legend Frankie Gavin and one of Ireland’s most influential trad groups De Dannan, as they combine forces to deliver an electrifying evening of live music. The internationally-renowned band is led by Gavin on fiddle, with vocals from Michelle Lally, Barry Brady on accordion, double bass player Paul O’Drisceoil and Colm O’Caoimh on guitar.
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The line-up on the night will also feature The Bonny Men, one of Ireland’s most exciting young bands to emerge from the trad/folk scene in recent years, the Ó Donnchadha Family and the Céilí House All-Stars, a specially-assembled group of the finest musicians, delivering spectacular arrangements
In Association with RTÉ Radio 1 Where: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Time: 8pm Tickets: €18 - €35 Available from www.nch.ie or 01 4170000
There will also be some exciting special guest performances on the night, completing this talented line-up of the finest Irish traditional musicians, in what promises to be an unforgettable evening. Presented by RTÉ 1’s Kieran Hanrahan.
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FESTIVAL BIG DAY OUT SUNDAY 16TH MARCH FREE EVENT In Association with FM104 Where: Merrion Square, Dublin 2 Time: 12pm - 6pm
Merrion Square comes alive with a vibrant street carnival for one day only! Packed full to the brim with street performances, theatrics, workshops, openair shows, music, SFI Discover Science Zone, art zones and lots more! Come along for a fun-filled family day out in the stunning setting of Georgian Dublin, and enjoy all that is on offer. Make sure to visit the Dublin UNESCO Literary Zone where The Powers: the Not-So-Super Superheroes book, by Irish author Kevin Stevens, will be brought to life. Listen to animated readings, create your own comic strip with illustrator Sheena Dempsey and become your favourite superhero in the costumed photo booth. Don’t miss Barren Carousel’s performance of “Squash” with their stunning garden aerial rig or Les Enfants Terrible’s show ‘Imaginary Menagerie’ as it rolls into town with its travelling circus, packed full of music, circus and puppetry. Check out Ponydance showing off their hilarious, cheesy moves with four appealing characters vying for your attention. There is something to make everyone smile at this special day of fun-filled festivities! Tá Cirque du Gael níos mó, níos áiféisí, níos greannmhara fós i mbliana. Seóanna úrnua Gaeilge le Star Man, The Great Gaspacho, Johnny Juggler, aíonna áiféiseacha, deis lámhchleasaíocht don chlann uilig - agus cuirfidh máistir an tsorcais, na Deartháireacha Fanzini muid sna tríthí ag gáire. Roll up, roll up to the Cirque du Gael at the Big Day Out! Brand new shows as Gaeilge from Star Man, The Great Gaspacho, Johnny Juggler, your Ringmasters, the Fanzini Brothers –and a chance for you to join in the juggling!
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL PARADE MONDAY 17TH MARCH FREE EVENT
Where: Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Time: Starting at 12pm For the first time in its history, using Ireland’s commemorative era as inspiration, St. Patrick’s Festival has created a three-year theme and narrative for the Festival Parade. The thematic journey of ‘Past, Present and Future’ will be explored respectively in the period 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year’s Festival Parade theme, ‘Let’s Make History’, draws on the ‘Past’ and is the first step on this exciting, creative journey. Ireland’s leading pageant companies will bring this year’s theme to life in their own inimitable style. Music from international and Irish marching bands will provide the uplifting soundtrack. In 2015 we will explore our ‘Present’, which leads us into 2016, where we look to the ‘Future’ when the Festival will pose the question, ‘who do we aspire to be in the next 100 years?’ Parade route map available at www.stpatricksfestival.ie Official Vehicle Partner of St. Patrick’s Festival
THE BATTLE OF CLONTARF – 1000 YEARS ON BY SPRAOI
THE MERMAN’S TALE BY INISHOWEN CARNIVAL GROUP
Even though it was a thousand years ago, who would your allegiance lie with - the King of Dublin and his assorted reinforcements from Scotland and the Isle of Man and other Viking strongholds? Or would you support that King of the Culchies, Brian Boru, all the way up from Killaloe? It’s a tough decision for true Dubliners to make.
Taking inspiration from the traditional Irish story “The Merman’s Tale” in which a fisherman meets a merman, and discovers that the merman has trapped the souls of shipwrecked sailors in lobster pot cages under the sea. The fisherman outwits the merman, swims down to the lobster pots and sets the souls free.
Leinster and Munster, blue and red, land and sea - Spraoi have taken inspiration from all these opposing ideas, interweaving them to mark the millennium anniversary of this battle, for control of the prize, that is Dublin!
The pageant will feature 100 performers from across Inishowen and Donegal, including wave dancers, a huge merman puppet, the merman’s house and a lighthouse, signifying hope as the souls are set free.
Spraoi is a well-established street theatre company based in Waterford city, best known for the annual Spraoi Festival, which takes over the city centre of Waterford for the entire August Bank Holiday Weekend, attracting audiences in excess of 80,000 people. 2014 marks Spraoi’s eighteenth appearance in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Based near Malin Town in the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Inishowen Carnival Group, under the artistic direction of Kevin O’ Neill, have performed annually at the St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin since 1996 and take part regularly in festivals and events across Ireland and beyond.
WHAT THE OSTRICH SEES… BY BRIGHTER FUTURES
Beckett’s work brought Irish writing to the cutting edge of world literature, and the inspiration for this pageant comes from a quote from his novel Murphy: “Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.” Through this interpretation, the audience will experience elements of Beckett’s philosophy, his fascination for music hall, his love of slapstick comedy and his dark sense of humour, making his work more accessible to the teenage participants in the Parade, the spectators and to a wider audience in general. “What the ostrich sees…” will be a mixture of Beckett’s references to himself, literature, Dante’s character Beatrice, Guardians of Hell, a giant ostrich, music hall’s characters like Josephine Baker and Winnie from his play Happy Days.
Brighter Futures brings young people from a variety of cultural backgrounds together to create and perform in a pageant. Brighter Futures is a multidisciplinary arts participation project, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion in the city of Dublin, produced by St. Patrick’s Festival.
LET’S MAKE HISTORY COLOURFUL BY ARTASTIC
Artastic, known for colouring urban landscapes with their colourful creations, took a look back at our history and often felt it looked a little grey. The Artastic artists imagined what would happen if they could go back through history books and add colour and carnival to some of Ireland’s history. They set off with their fabric, paint and performers, to add some colour and fun to Celtic Ireland and the myths that seem to be embossed into the history of the Bronze and Iron Age in Ireland. Artastic is a street spectacle company based in co. Kildare, under the artistic direction of Vijaya Bateson and Caitriona McGowan. Artastic has enhanced the cultural life of communities throughout Ireland. Their track record in conceiving new works and engaging a range of community groups is a testament to their passion for contemporary street theatre and all its artistic, educational and cultural potentialities.
THE WHEELS OF TIME BY CITY FUSION
The heart of the pageant is the ‘Master of Time’, directing the world from the top of his enormous spinning wheel of fortune. He is himself is part superhuman, animal, ordinary man and king, ruling over the transformation of humanity through time and space. The pageant will unfold from past to future, encountering characters, either historical or fictional, famous or forgotten - all celebrating in a frantic trance, the day of carnival where no rules of power apply anymore.
City Fusion is a community arts participation project for adults, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion in the city of Dublin. Participant groups work together to create a pageant for the parade each year, which is produced by St. Patrick’s Festival.
THE CELTIC TIGER BY DOWTCHA
Fadó, fadó in Éireann lived a powerful creature called the Celtic Tiger. The tiger cast an enchantment over the people, tempting them with promises of wealth and luxury. Everyone begged, borrowed and stole to be near the strong and beautiful tiger. Luckily, the Tiger’s powers could not enchant the innocent. Artists, musicians and children saw through the disguise and gathered an army of fun to banish the Tiger. They hunted down the tiger and chased it into the sea, making sure it was gone for good, and then the people awoke from their enchantment.
Formed in 2002 by Cliff Dolliver and Mick Lynch, Dowtcha are Cork’s puppet specialists. They produce original, high-quality puppet shows, visual theatre, workshops and courses. Dowtcha puppets also have a reputation for visual spectacle and street theatre. They have taken part in St. Patrick’s Day Parade many times since their first entry in Dublin, 2003.
HISTORY OF LOVE BY MACNAS
‘Through breath, through steel, through bravewilled tears, I am ferociously inclined to love you.’ Macnas’s pageant is based on the History of Love - opening with the mistress of song, herald love through the ages, followed by her troupe of engineers, conjuring up the elixir for love. Behind them is the sun, an age-old representation of amour, and in its shadow The God of Love, followed by Vulcan Drummers and an alchemical queen, who celebrate love through the ages.
Macnas is an award-winning theatre, spectacle and processional company based in Galway. The company has excited audiences as part of U2’s Zooropa Tour, Millennium parade in New York City, WOMADelaide, South Australia and in festivals, towns and cities throughout Ireland and across Europe. Conjuring up playful, delicious and delirious stories that are extensions of the human condition. A Macnas show ignites, excites and invites the unpredictable.
EX-CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL BY BUÍ BOLG
This year, the creative response to the theme this year, is inspired by the Natural History Museum in Dublin City. The costumes and floats will reflect the natural world, the people who collected the specimens for the museum and the specimens themselves! Over 100 performers will bring to life butterflies, jellyfish and dinosaur skeletons all moving amongst the giant books and specimen jars!
Buí Bolg Outdoor Arts is a team of skilled visual artists and engineers, performers and designers, led by Artistic Director Colm Lowney. It was established in Wexford in 1994 by a group of young, enthusiastic art graduates aiming to bring art out on to the streets and make it accessible for all. Their first ever event was the St. Patrick’s Parade on Wexford’s Quay front in 1994. Since then, Buí Bolg has gone on to tour the festival circuit, appearing at events as diverse as the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal to the International Tourism and Culture Festival in Beijing!
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL PARADE MARCHING BANDS 2014 THE ORCHESTRA OF THE ESTONIAN DEFENCE FORCES From: Tallinn, Estonia Director: LtC Peeter Saan
The orchestra was founded on 1st February 1993 as a state orchestra. The main tasks of the orchestra are to provide music on all state and military ceremonies, to welcome and to send off the VIPs and to perform concerts for both military and civil audiences. The Orchestra plays up to 180 performances per annum and has performed in international festivals right across Europe.
OWASSO HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND From: Oklahoma, USA Director: Mr. David Gorham
Owasso High School is a public high school in Owasso, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Owasso band program is the only program in Oklahoma to be awarded both the Sudler Shield (for marching) and the Sudler Flag of Honor (for concert), by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. They have received over 90 Oklahoma state
Sweepstakes Awards, and the Wind Ensemble has performed twice at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The Pride of Owasso Marching Band has made 5 appearances in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. They have been finalists at Bands of America Regional and Super-Regional marching competitions in Atlanta, San Antonio, Arlington, St. Louis, Las Vegas and Grand Nationals. It is the bands first time in 40 years to be back in Ireland.
CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND From: Dublin, Ireland Director: Mr. Vincent Dolan
Clondalkin Youth Band are one of the largest marching and concert bands in Ireland, have won many awards and are proud to have celebrated its 25th anniversary of teaching and performing music in Ireland and abroad. They have performed every year in the Dublin Parade since 1989. The band is under the expert guidance and baton of Mr. Vincent Dolan, a graduate of the College of Music, Dublin and a full-time member of the Irish Army School of Music.
ACTON BOXBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND From: Massachusetts, USA Director: Mr. Mark Hickey
This is the second appearance of the ActonBoxborough High School Marching Colonials in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band first marched in the 2006 parade, and was honoured to take home the Best Overall Band Award! The band will be performing 3 different entertaining song selections along the parade route. In 2013 the band marched in the 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival parade in Washington D.C. They have also travelled extensively throughout the UK on a performance tour.
CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL MUSTANG BAND From: Texas, USA Director: Mr. Josh Shaw
Lubbock Texas is a thriving city, known as the “Musical Crossroads of West Texas”. Coronado is the home of the Mustangs, the wild and spirited forces of the west. The Coronado Band is one of the most
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successful bands in the State of Texas, boasting 45 years of sweepstakes in the University Interscholastic League competitions, one of the most demanding competitions in the United States. The band has also participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade and at the Statue of Liberty in New York City. This is the band’s first time performing in Ireland!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and this was the first major parade performance for the band. The music department has performed in various festivals throughout the nation including the Smokey Mountain Music Festival, Music in the Parks festival in New Orleans and the 2013 Indianapolis 500 parade.
LA CAÑADA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING SPARTANS From: La Canada, California, USA. Director: Mr. Jason Stone
CLOVER HILL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING CAVALIERS BAND From: Virginia, USA Director: Mr. Steve Conley
Clover Hill Marching Cavaliers are returning to march in the Dublin parade, for the first time since 2006. The Clover Hill High School Marching Cavaliers have performed in Paris, London, Nassau, Dublin and Toronto. These worldwide performances provide culturally enriching, educationally inspiring and once in a lifetime opportunities for students. The musicians look forward to representing their school, Chesterfield County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America proudly performing patriotic melodies.
GUGGEMUSIK SIMSEGRÄBSLER HOFSTETTEN From: Hofstetten, Germany Director: Mr. Fabian Witt
The marching band “Guggemusik Simsegräbsler“ comes from the village Hofstetten, which is located in the south-west of Germany in the black forest. This region is famous for its tradition to scare the winter away by wearing costumes and making music. This tradition is called “Fastnacht” and each village has its own costumes and music groups. Their first trip to Ireland was in 2009 when they marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and were awarded “Best Adult Marching Band 2009” by the Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne and the St.Patrick’s Festival.
The Marching Spartans represent the high school at numerous performances throughout the Southern California area including, Western Band Association Championships, local parades and annually marching at Disneyland. The members of the band consist of 9th – 12th grade students. The marching band has received high honours at field and parade competitions at local and national level. This is the bands first time performing in Ireland.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY TIGER MARCHING BAND From: Louisiana, USA Director: Mr. Roy King The Tiger Band is comprised of students from all over the LSU campus. In 2009, the LSU Tiger Band was honoured by its induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The band has appeared in Mardi Gras parades, high school marching festivals and at Disney World and Universal Studios. In 2012 the band was named as one of the “Top 10 Marching Bands in the US” by the Huffington Post. This is their first time in Ireland.
FORT MADISON MARCHING BLOODHOUNDS From: Fort Madison, LA Director: Mr. Tracy Madsen
This is the first time the Fort Madison Marching Bloodhounds have left the United States for a performance trip. In 2011 the marching band performed in the New York City 250th
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MARCHING ILLINI From: Illinois, USA Director: Mr. Barry Houser
The Marching Illini is a select organisation which annually includes many of the University of Illinois’ finest and most dedicated students. Members of the Marching Illini represent virtually every college and major on the University’s diverse Urbana-Champaign campus. This year’s Marching Illini numbers 350 members, which includes musicians, guard, the Illinettes Dance Team a precision dance team, Drum Majors and the Undergraduate and Graduate Staff members. This trip will mark the Marching Illini’s 7th return trip to Dublin, Ireland. The Marching Illini was the first college band in the United States to march in this parade in 1992.
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CITY FUSION & BRIGHTER FUTURES AS PART OF THE ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL City Fusion (18+ years) and Brighter Futures (13-18 years) pageants are annually commissioned projects by St. Patrick’s Festival. The multi-disciplinarily arts projects create and present pageantry and street performance for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Through inspirational and imaginative stories, City Fusion and Brighter Futures bring to life unseen worlds and characters, exciting audiences with large scale, spectacular, street art performances. Using visual art, music, theatre, literature and dance, the initiative brings together people from a range of backgrounds, to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. From January to March participants work with a team of highly-skilled, professional artists and facilitators at the project base, taking part in a series of workshops where they are immersed in the creative process. Following months of working together, City Fusion and Brighter Futures’ flamboyant and colourful procession of 200 musicians and performers waltz and swirl their creations down the parade route. CITY FUSION 2014 Participants: Lithuanian Community in Ireland Filipino Cultural Organisation of Ireland MENNI Services DCU Japanese Society LGBT Community Group BRIGHTER FUTURES 2014 Participants: City of Dublin YMCA Rialto Youth Group Academy of Dance Sphere 17 Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Coolock Polish Weekend School Robert Emmet Community Development Project
FILM: FINIAN’S RAINBOW
SATURDAY 15TH MARCH FREE EVENT
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH
Where: Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2 Times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Where: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin Time: 1.30pm Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children /1 adult + 3 children) from www.ifibooking.ie
Come along for a fun-filled afternoon of interactive Waterworks workshops, in the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, affectionately known as ‘The Box on the Docks’.
Look to the rainbow with this family film from IFI Irish Film Archive. Based on the 1947 Broadway hit, Francis Ford Coppola’s musical combines whimsy, a charming leprechaun and a pot of gold with great songs and a comment on 1960s US racial politics.
Artist Jane Groves will lead colourful workshops where children will create and design their very own Bottle Fish from recycled materials, such as water bottles, bottle tops, paper and paint. Suitable for 6-10yrs. Taking inspiration from Handel’s Water Music, Robbie Perry’s Junk Orchestra workshop will involve children making musical instruments from recycled materials and household items including straws, plastic bottles, paper, string, tin cans. Be ready for trumpets, drums and shakers!! Suitable for 8-12yrs. Workshops are 40-45 minutes duration and FREE, but pre-registration is essential on www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Finian Mc Lonergan (Fred Astaire) is the wizened, twinkletoed Irishman who plants a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox believing it will make his fortune. But he and his beautiful daughter Sharon (Petula Clark) cross paths with wily leprechaun, Og, (Tommy Steele) and a racist Senator. High jinks follow, a major comeuppance and some memorable tunes which will have you whistling all the way home.
FESTIVAL 5K ROAD RACE
THE GANNON CUP IRISH UNIVERSITY BOAT RACES
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH FREE EVENT
Where: Starting on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Time: 12pm Enter online at www.patricksrun.com
Where: Starts at O’Connell Bridge Time of first race: 9:30am, main race at 11am See www.gannoncup.com for more details
The Festival 5K Road Race is a firm favourite for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes. The course winds through beautiful Georgian Dublin and runners will be joined by the city’s first citizen, the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
The Gannon Cup boat races take place on the river Liffey, between rivals University College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin University (Trinity College). The 2km rowing course, starts at O’Connell Bridge and travels past many of Dublin’s landmarks on its way up the river, finishing at St. James’s Gate.
Spectators and runners can soak up the lively atmosphere as street performers, face painters and musicians entertain. Make sure to pick up the souvenir t-shirt!
This is a unique chance to see two universities battle it out in a thrilling series of races.
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GAELSPRAOI FRIDAY 14TH – SUNDAY 16TH MARCH FREE EVENTS Maoinithe ag Foras na Gaeilge Where: Dublin City Centre Locations Clár ar fáil ag / Full Programme available at www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Tá fáilte roimh chách ag Gaelspraoi, ceiliúradh na Gaeilge Fhéile Phádraig. Bígí linn ag Céilí na Féile (lth 14), áit a mbeidh na mílte ag rince an Staicín Eorn agus le ceoiltóiri The Darty. Beidh dearcadh nua ar cheol agus dánta na nGormacha ag ceolchoirm IMRAM, Dhúisíos ar Maidin: Tionscadal na nGormacha mar chuid de chlár Mo Ghrá Thú, Mo Chathair Thú (lth 10). Greann agus amhlóireacht don chlann uilig ag Cirque du Gael ag an Lá Mór (lth 23), ina mbeidh shóanna úrnu óna leithéid agus Star Man, Johnny Juggler, The Great Gaspacho, faoi bhráid áiféiseach na Deartháireacha Fanzini, agus coinnigh súil amach do na siamsóirí sráide ar an Satharn! Everyone is welcome at Gaelspraoi, a celebration of the Irish language during the Festival. Join us at Festival Céilí (pg 14), where thousands will be dancing to the music of The Dartry. You’ll get a new perspective on blues music and poetry at Woke up this Morning: The IMRAM Blues Project as part of the I Love My City programme (pg 10). There will be humour for the whole family at Cirque du Gael at Festival Big Day Out (pg 23), where you’ll see Star Man, Johnny Juggler, The Great Gaspacho, ringmasters Franzini Brothers, and make sure to keep an eye out for Irish street performers on Festival Saturday!
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WALKING TOUR: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PATRICK
THURSDAY 13TH – MONDAY 17TH MARCH
THURSDAY 13TH – TUESDAY 18TH MARCH
Food Market: 10am - 8pm (Free Entry) Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar: Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Monday 12.30pm-10pm Entry to the Bar is €5 (free on Thursday & Friday before 6pm)
Where: Meet outside Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 Time: 11am (except 17th) & 2.30pm Tickets: €14 (€12 senior/students) Available from www.walkingtours.ie In association with Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours
Now in its third year, the Irish Craft Beer & Food Market in Dublin’s Docklands will set the city alight from its new home, not too far from its former, inside the impressive CHQ Building on George’s Dock.
Enjoy one of our very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national patron saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides, led by the renowned Dublin historian and author Pat Liddy.
Guests will enjoy mingling with Irish artisan food producers, including chocolatiers, fudge makers, cheese mongers and bakers, as well as tasting the infamous Pie Man’s vast selection of locally made pies – both sweet and savoury! Outside the CHQ, passers-by will be enticed with the aroma of freshly smoked barbeque fare.
Much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owed its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick, join us to uncover some of this fascinating history and all that followed! The tour takes in ancient sites, including the two great medieval cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick’s.
Attendees will be entertained with traditional Irish music as well as listening in on the optional talks about the renaissance taking place within Irish craft industry. Please note this event is produced by Make It Happen Events.
COMEDY: FATHER TED SHOW
CITY AT PLAY: FUNFAIRS
MUSIC: DÓNAL LUNNY AND FRIENDS
FRIDAY 14TH & SATURDAY 15TH MARCH TICKETED EVENT
FRIDAY 14TH - MONDAY 17TH MARCH
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH TICKETED EVENT
Where: The Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 8:30pm Tickets: €25 from www.laughterlounge.com
Where: Merrion Square West & Custom House Quay Times: For full details see below Price: Varied
Where: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Time: 8pm Tickets: €35, €30, €25 Available from www.nch.ie or 01-4170000
Join us once again for a feast of comedians from the renowned Father Ted Show, in Ireland’s premier comedy venue! We guarantee a great night out with food, drinks and late bar.
From carousels to roller coasters, family attractions to Ferris wheels, there is something for everyone at the Funfairs. Dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air.
The catalogue of work touched by the hand of Dónal Lunny over five decades is something vast. To summarise the details, significance and underlying narrative of the work would be a monolithic task in itself. In this concert, our host examines his past, present and future.
Audiences will be treated to great comedy from two of the most popular characters from the Father Ted series - the wonderful Joe ‘Father Damo’ Rooney and Patrick ‘Eoin McLove’ McDonnell. Our Resident MC will ensure that you have a great night with staff in fancy dress and drinks like Mrs Doyle’s Craggy Island iced tea. Ah, go on, go on go on!
A firm festival favourite, the Funfairs will light up the city with top-notch carnival fairgrounds. Whether you are young or young at heart come along! Merrion Square Dates & Times: Friday 14th March: 6pm-10pm Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March: 11am-10pm Monday 17th March : 11am-9pm Custom House Quay Dates & Times: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March: 11am -10pm Monday 17th March: 11am-9pm
Joining him will be long-time co-conspirator Andy Irvine and Zoë Conway, Pádraig Rynne and Sylvain Barou.
20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall 10% discount for Groups of 10 or more.
MAGNETIC MUSIC Magnetic Music will present the Irish Heartbeat tour to various cities and towns across Germany from 12th to 22nd March 2014.
CHINA THE IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF IRISH CULTURE
The Irish Baroque Orchestra will undertake a 4 concert tour of venues between Beijing and Shanghai from the 13th to 19th March. This tour will include a performance at the Irish Festival in Beijing. The programme of music will focus on Ireland’s Golden Age, presenting a snapshot of the musical scene in Dublin in the 18th Century.
St. Patrick’s Festival is a world renowned celebration. The day, and indeed the week around St. Patrick’s Day represent an unequalled opportunity to get our message out to audiences around the world. The St. Patrick’s Day period is a cornerstone of this Government’s efforts to promote trade, tourism, inwardinvestment and culture abroad in order to foster increased economic growth and job creation at home. Throughout the month of March, as part of that initiative, over 40 events will be supported by the Culture Ireland division of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht across 18 countries. A flavour of artists and events supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht through Culture Ireland division this year are featured below.
Altan, will perform at St. Patrick’s Day Cultural festivals in Shanghai on 14th March and in Beijing on 16th March.
See www.stpatricksfestival.ie for more information.
THE UCD CHORAL SCHOLARS will
USA FISHAMBLE THEATRE will present Silent in Los Angeles from 17th March to 5th April.
tour a programme of Celtic choral music to Massachusetts and New York from 10th to 19th March and the Boston Irish Film Festival , 20th – 23rd March.
Junk Ensemble, known for creating works of brave and imaginative dance theatre are touring with The Falling Song. Performances will be presented in the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London, MAC in Birmingham as well as at LICA in Lancaster during March.
Beoga, described as the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century will perform at the St. Patrick’s Festival Fair in Milan on 17th March.
THE HENRY GIRLS will tour and perform in various US states (Iowa, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont from 8th – 17th March.
CAOIMHÍN Ó RAGHALLAIGH
JUNK ENSEMBLE – THE FALLING SONG
The Rough Magic Theatre Company will present Mark Cantans’ Debut play ‘Jezebel’ at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 10th to 15th March and at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow from the 17th to 22nd March.
Join Irish fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh for this unique day which will offer Dutch audiences an insight into the influence that Irish music has had on great European composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and will showcase the richness of Irish Culture at Splendor Amsterdam, on Sunday March 16th.
In Moscow, Russian audiences will be treated to the riotous and colourful parade by renowned street theatre company, Macnas, on 17th March.
PROUDLY DRIVING IRELAND’S PACK FORWARD.
APP & PHOTO COMPETITION
GET SNAPPING THIS ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL! Download the St. Patrick’s Festival app to get all the information you need to enjoy the four days of festivities -see a full event listings, watch a live feed of the parade, use our interactive map, check out what we’re up to on Twitter and Facebook and more! New to the app this year is our Festival Photo Gallery and Photo Competition, be part of the St. Patricks Festivities and share your best moments! Upload you own photos through the app and see it appear in the gallery. We’ll pick our top three, most creative photos, and the winners will be in with a chance to win some top of range Braven wireless bluetooth speakers worth over €200, courtesy of hifihut.ie! The deadline for entries is midnight Friday 20th March 2014. A huge congrats to Antonio Sassu, last year’s winner, his photograph is featured to the left!
FESTIVAL TEAM Chief Executive Susan Kirby
Hospitality Manager Natasha Purtill
Céilí & Irish Language Programmer Ríonach Ní Néill
Production Assistant Lauren Doherty
Creative Director Susanna Lagan
City Fusion Project Manager & Assistant Programmer I Love My City Karen Walshe
Outreach Programme Assistant (Office) Claire Curtis
Programming Assistant Olivia Lawlor
Parade Director David “Spud” Murphy
Outreach Programme Assistant (Studio) Clélia Largenton
Marketing & Development Director Edelle Moss Administration Manager Maeve Withington Head of Production Tony Killeen Financial Controller Mary Leane Accounts Administrator Ted Kavanagh Corporate Engagement & Development Executive Emily Barton Programme Manager Laura Larkin
Marketing & Design Executive Clare Flynn Production Co-ordinator Tom Rohan Volunteer Co-ordinator Jelena Derk Receptionist Jilly McDonough Logistics Co-ordinator Emma Baker Logistics Co-ordinator Ruth Phelan
SUNDAY 15TH MARCH Where: Merrion Square, Dublin 2 Time: 12pm - 6pm
Hospitality Assistant Denise Shine Sponsorship Assistant Elaine Coyle PR Assistant Maríosa Molloy
Production Assistant Sharleen Tuite I Love My City Administrator Tess Motherway
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK SPECIAL THANKS: An Garda Síochána Civil Defence Comhluadar Culture Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Department of Defence Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Dr. Joseph Ryan Dublin City Council Dublin Fire Brigade Environmental Health Officers Fáilte Ireland Foras na Gaeilge HSE East Coast Area HSE Emergency Management Lord Mayor of Dublin Lord Mayor’s Office Office of Public Works Parks Department DCC RTÉ Seachtain na Gaeilge St. John’s Ambulance The Order of Malta The Red Cross Tourism Ireland
BIG SHOUTS: Alex Hoare Brian Lahiff Bryan Dunne Con Horgan Brenda Ní Ghairbhí Darragh Doyle David Tully Dave Smith Denis O’Sullivan Derval Byrne Donal Dineen Dylan Coburn Eamonn Fox Jane Alger Jim Doyle, Dublin City Council Arts Office John Ward John Downey Liam Carson Micheal Graham Richard Weld-Moore Rónán Mac Aoidh Bhuí agus Fhoireann Craiceáilte Shane McAllister Tom Speiser
Tony Harkin Trevor Price Neil Crowley Noel Hayes Nuala Collins Brian McGinn at McGowans Printing
COMPANIES & ORGANISATIONS: All the staff of Archbishop Ryan Park (Merrion Square) All those involved in Greening the City All Venues, Cultural Institutions and Retails Outlets Involved with Treasure Hunt Artastic Avoca Bank of Ireland, College Green Bang Restaraut Best Western Academy Plaza Birds Funfairs Brighter Futures Brasserie Sixty6 Brodericks Brooks Hotel Buí Bolg Bus Éireann Café Sol Chester Beatty Library Christchurch Cathedral City Hall City Fusion Clarence Hotel Clery’s Department Store Coco Productions Creedon Group Ltd Cully & Sully D.P. Connolly & Sons The D Hotel Drinkaware.ie Dualway/City Sightseeing Tours Dublin Bus Dublin Chamber of Commerce Dublin City Bike Tours Dublin City Business Association Dublin Convention Centre Dublin Gazette Newspapers DublinTown Dublin Writers Museum Dublin Zoo Dublinia Dublin’s Ashling Hotel Dublin’s Q102
Ely Wine Bar Energy Fun Centre Event Power Exterion Media Filmbase Findlater Church Fire brigade Pipe Band Fleishman Hillard FM104 Fr. Cyrian Candon and all the staff of St. Saviours, Upper Dorset Street GPO Glenisk Gresham Hotel Guinness Storehouse IFP Media Imagine Imaginosity Irish Aviation Authority Irish Ferries Irish Hotels Federation Irish Independent Jervis Street Car Park Jury’s Inn, Christchurch Just Dance Kart City KC Peaches LabFitness La Cathedral Studios Lambert Puppet Theatre Leinster House Leisureplex L’Écrivain Little Musum of Dublin Litton Lane LUAS Marsh’s Library Marks & Spencer Magnum Events Michael Slattery & Associates MINI MMOS Consulting Structural Engineers Mobile Radio Links Mondello Park Motor Racing Mongey Communications National Museum of Ireland Archaeology National Aquatic Centre National Lottery Number Twenty Nine Observe Ocean Divers Oceanics Surf School Ógras Paddywagon Tours Park Rite Pat the Baker Pavilion Theatre Powerscourt Townhouse Radió na Life 106.4FM Reptile Village Royal Marine Hotel RTÉ RTÉ Supporting the Arts
Science Foundation Ireland Shamrocker Adventures Shanahans Smyths Toys SORT Design St. Catherine’s Community Hall, Dublin 8 St. Patrick’s Cathedral Stars Outdoor Kenmare St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood The Adventure Agency The Conrad Hotel The Convention Centre Dublin The Croke Park Hotel The Camden Court Hotel The Four Seasons Hotel The Gresham Hotel The Kilkenny Way Ultimate Hurling Experience The Merrion Hotel The National Concert Hall The National Gallery The National Library The National Lottery The National Museum of Ireland The Shelbourne Hotel The Westbury The Westin The Zone Thornton’s Restaurant Tipperary Water Today FM Total Experience Tourism Ireland Trabolgan Trinity College Mondello Park UNESCO Team Viking Splash Tours Waterways Ireland Westin Will & Away Outdoor Activities Zipit Forest Adventures
A FINAL THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS - WITHOUT WHOM ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. GO RAIBH MÍLE MAITH AGAIBH GO LÉIR!
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