St. Patrick’s Day 2023 is going to be the biggest one yet! There is a full day of activities around Kilkenny city, from pre-parade parties to Castle Park Festivities, to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade itself. Here we’ve broken it down so you can plan your perfect March 17th in Kilkenny city!

Starting at 11am


Starting at 12.30pm


Starting at 1pm


Starting at 1.30pm


Starting at 3pm


Starting at 3.30pm


Starting at 4pm


Starting at 4.30pm

The Castle Park Festivities finish up at 5pm.

Fuinneamh Community Drum, Festival Market, Big Wheel and Vintage Carousel close at 6pm (all returning again on Saturday!)


6pm – Now it’s time to head to Kilkenny Tradfest where there will be craic agus ceol well into the night!


On the day please: 


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Check out our  2023 At A Glance page for a day by day schedule and other useful information about the festival.