St. Patrick’s Day in County Kerry | 2021

“There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.”

- Irish Saying


#HappyStPatricksDay! Although St. Patrick’s celebrations may be a bit different this year, there are still many great ways in which we can celebrate the well-known Irish culture and the rich history and heritage thanks to the innovative ideas of people around us. 


There are amazing virtual events happening around Kerry, as well as many local attractions going green to join the mission of #GlobalGreening and turning the world green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day worldwide. We have listed all of them below.


So, celebrate #StPatricksDayAtHome with us this year. Light up a green candle in your window, paint your face green and join the Irish at home and abroad on this unforgettable day like no other. 


Make sure to tag @Experience_Kerry and show us how you are   celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home this year, we will be resharing all your lovely  posts throughout the day.



St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Tralee

The 2021 Tralee St. Patrick’s Day Festival parade is going online, going green and going global. Find out more on their website here or their Facebook page here. Watch the virtual parade at 12PM on Wednesday 17th here.


Siamsa Tíre Tralee

With restrictions still in place, the festivities we have come to know and love are not possible, but Siamsa Tíre is doing all in its power to keep the spirit alive. To celebrate and honour our national holiday, Siamsa Tíre joins Tralee town’s businesses by illuminating its iconic building in a green glow. It will also present a celebratory concert online for St Patrick’s Day from 8pm. Featuring old and new musical material, the concert will broadcast on Siamsa Tíre social channels (Facebook and YouTube) to not only celebrate St Patrick’s Day but to mark 12 months of lockdown too.


This past year has been extremely challenging for the arts sector and the people at its heart. However, instead of holding back, Siamsa Tíre moved forward into the new normal, providing arts support to keep our collective creativity alive. These initiatives have included its first virtual visual exhibition, online dance and music workshops, the Sounds Like Folk podcast, Trad Connections concerts, and the Associate Artist Scheme.


Art, dance, and music have the power to bring people together, and this message has never been more important than for this St Patrick's Day.  As the Irish saying goes: 'Ní neart go cur le chéile.'  To find out more about Siamsa Tíre's current artistic projects, visit their websitehere. 



St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney

Killarney has no intention of allowing this year to pass without marking the national day in a very special way and plans are in place to turn the town green and for it to be relayed to people all over the world in a virtual format.


Join them online on March 17th in their virtual celebration and cheer for better days ahead!  On the 17th of March send them the pictures of your celebration via their Instagram page here or their Facebook page here.  The best picture could win you accommodation in Killarney for our 2022 celebrations.


Going green in Killarney:

  • St. Mary’s Cathedral

  • St Mary's Church of Ireland

  • Ross Castle

  • Killarney Methodist Church 

  • Killarney Courthouse 

  • Franciscan Friary

  • Muckross Park Hotel

  • Muckross House/Muckross Traditional Farms

  • Killarney National Park

© Siamsa Tíre Tralee

Going green in Tralee:

  • Kerry County Museum

  • Rose Hotel Tralee

  • St. John’s Parish Tralee

  • Tralee District Court

  • Siamsa Tíre

  • Ballygarry House Hotel




Sneem is also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year with a virtual parade! Check out their Facebook page at 2PM on Wednesday 17th of March here to watch their virtual parade.


Listowel/North Kerry


Take part in Listowel’s first virtual St. Patrick’s Day and fancy dress competition. Find out more on their Facebook page here or check out their website here.


Going green in Listowel:

  • St. Mary’s Church, Listowel

  • St. John’s Theatre, Listowel

© St. John’s Theatre, Listowel

Dingle Peninsula

Dick Mack's Pub in Dingle

One of Ireland's quirky dual-purpose pubs, Dingle's Dick Mack’s has been serving drinks AND selling leather goods since 1899. And this St Patrick's Day, it will host some great music to add to the party atmosphere. Tune in from 7pm to 8:30pm on 17 March on Discover Ireland Facebook or watch through YouTube on their website here.


Dingle Slea Head Tours

To celebrate St. Patrick’s day, Dingle Slea Head Tours are giving away a virtual tour to one lucky winner! You can find out more here.


Skelligs Coast


Make sure to tune in to Waterville’s virtual St. Patrick’s Day event with even St. Patrick making  an appearance himself! Great music and craic guaranteed. Follow their Facebook pageor website here for more information. 


Going green in Skelligs Coast:

  • Valentia Island Cable Station

© Valentia Island Cable Station

Make sure to tag @Experience_Kerry and show us how you are   celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home this year, we will be resharing all your lovely  posts throughout the day.

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