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St Patrick's Day 2023

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Celebrations to mark St Patrick's Day are taking place all over Britain.

St Patrick's Day Festival, Trafalgar Square

Come and celebrate London’s St Patrick’s Day Festival on Sunday 12 March in Trafalgar Square. There’ll be the best of Irish arts, culture, food, music to enjoy, and more, including the spectacular annual parade.

2023 line up

This year's line up, programmed by London Irish Centre:

  • MC/Host - Riyadh Khalaf

  • Biblecode Sunday's

  • Celtic Youth Orchestra

  • Celaviedmai

  • Junk Kouture

  • Craic Heads

  • Leon Dunne -Spoken Word artist

  • AIS X I Am Irish

  • Roxanna Nic Liam

  • Maguire O'Shea School of Dance

  • Sharon Shannon & Band

  • Sing-a-long with London Irish Community Voices Choir

  • Irish Film London Screen programme

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith

Check out the events and activities hosted be the Irish Cultural Centre, full details here.

There's several days of fun events you can get involved with. Brilliant live music, family activities, dancing and more.


Visit the new exhibition of photographs from IamIrish documenting the many faces and stories of Irish heritage from around Britain.


Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9.30am - 2.30pm until Friday 31 March

Tickets: FREE

Exhibition details here.

Irish Community Services

In tribute to St Patricks Day, every Thursday in March you can join Barra and Cal in conversation as they discuss all things Irish history and literature.

This forum hosted by Irish Community Services is provided free of charge.

No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome

Venue: The Irish Centre, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS

Refreshments provided.

Email to book:

London Irish Centre

The London Irish Centre is delighted to be programme partner for the London St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2023 in Trafalgar Square!

In partnership with the Mayor of London, Londoners and visitors will be treated to an exciting free concert on Sunday 12 March.

There's also a whole host of events taking place at the London Irish Centre. Take a look at the listing section of its website here.

There's music, theatre, comedy and a Family Céilí.

Luton Irish Forum

Luton St Patrick's Festival is organised by Luton Irish Forum and a team of brilliant volunteers!

We are supported by our amazing sponsors including, Luton Rising, Luton BID and The Mall.

This year's Festival starts early with The Big Pub Quiz on Thursday 2nd March.

The following weekend on 11th March we kick off our GAA Blitz.

The St Patrick's Parade on Saturday 18th March.

The details are all on Luton Irish Forum's website here.


Leeds St Patrick's Day Parade will be back on Sunday 12 March 2023.

The parade will begin at 11.00am from Millennium Square and travel through Leeds City Centre returning to the square at 12.00. Festivities will continue with a programme of live music and dance on Millennium Square until 4.00pm.

This year we are honoured to be joined by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Robert Gettings MBE JP and Lady Mayoress Councillor Lesley Gettings and Leeds Rhino's Chief Executive Gary Hetherington, who will be cutting the ribbon to open the parade. We will also welcome representatives of the Embassy of Ireland.

The parade will include colourful floats and walking displays from the Leeds Irish community including schools, sports groups and cultural organisations, we will also be joined by representation from the Leeds Ukrainian community. There will be music from the City of Leeds Pipe Band, Huddersfield Brass Band and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Pipe Band.

For the afternoon Millennium Square will be filled with music and dance, with performances from the musicians of Leeds Comhaltas Ceoltoiri EireannHelen Rowland Academy of Irish Dance, Joyce O'Donnells Dancers, Leeds University Union Dancers, the Leeds Irish ChoirStrangers in Trainers, and of course with Tommy K the DJ.

Check out Leeds Irish Centre website for lots of activities.

York Irish Association

St. Patrick's Day Sing a Long Trad Session with Irish Kev

A special St. Patrick’s day traditional music session with 'Irish Kev' Gallagher of the Flying Donkeys. Bring your instruments and join in! The landlord has also kindly promised to put an Irish stew on a first come first serve basis! 

Friday 17 March, 3pm. The Corner Pin Pub, YO1 6JB

York Irish St. Patrick’s Festival

The 7th annual addition of our York Irish St. Patrick’s Festival featuring Irish dancing performances, live music, ceilidhs, a bar and much more in the big tent in St. Sampson’s Square. Performances from the likes of Dougie Smith, the Flying Donkeys, Paula Ryan and the O'Connor Academy of Irish dance. Full line up to be announced very soon.. We hope to see as many as possible of you then! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. 

Saturday 18 March, 11am-8pm. St. Sampson’s Square

Irish Community Care, Manchester

Full details of St Patrick's Day events can be found on Irish Community Care in Manchester's website.

Sunday 12 March Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

11am Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE

Manchester's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, floats, fun and music. Come and watch from anywhere along the Cheetham Hill route.


3pm, St Marys Presbytery, Elbow St, Manchester M19 3PY. Tickets: £3.00

Traditional set dancing with Barbara Aherne. All proceeds are donated to ICCM

Tuesday 14 March- St. Patrick's Day Buffet

12:30pm St Marys Presbytery, Elbow St, Manchester M19 3PY. Tickets: £5.00

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with traditional Irish foods, dancing, and of course plenty of craic. Tickets on sale at our Lunch Groups and from the ICCM office.

Wednesday 15 March - St. Patrick's Day Meal

12pm - Irish World Heritage Centre 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. Tickets:£7.00

Traditional Irish Stew, Soda Bread, and Barmbrack. Tickets on sale at our Lunch Groups and from the ICCM office.

Tyneside Irish Centre

St Patricks Day Concert Room Evening Ticket - Liam Turner

17 March, 7-11pm

Tyneside Irish Centre - Concert Room,

41-43 Gallowgate,

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG, UK

Tickets and details here.

Liverpool Irish Centre

26 March 2-7pm - it's a March Family Day at the Liverpool Irish Centre!

A day for all and with plenty going on…

*facepainting *spiderman

*kids games and crafts *bouncy castle

*Irish dancing George Ferguson *raffle

*live music full Irish Band Greenband

*animals to pet *xbox on the big screen

*food and snacks available

St Patrick's Day Irish Heritage Event

Find out about the amazing Irish history of St George’s Hall at this FREE family-friendly event

16 March 2023

St George's Hall

Bradford Theatres
The Alhambra Theatre
Morley Street

Running Time: 2 hrs

Reserve free places for the event here.