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St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day In Manchester (2024)

04/03/2024

The 17th March brings us St Patrick’s Day, and here at CitySuites we’re excited to toast all things from the emerald isle! If, like us, you’re joining in the festivities in Manchester this year, then read on to learn more about what's happening in the city during this holiday. 

What's St. Patrick's Day Celebrated For? 

St. Patrick's Day celebrates the life of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, and the entirety of Irish culture. People will often host parades, mixed with traditional music, food, dancing and drinking! It's a special day for those looking to celebrate, and Manchester has the right events to set the tone right. 

What's Going On In Manchester For St. Patrick's Day? 

Manchester Irish Festival

St Patrick's Day Crowd Dancing In Street

The Manchester Irish Festival will officially launch in the heart of Manchester on the 8th March from 6pm. The evening will showcase a variety of acts from Ireland and Manchester’s Irish community. Previous years have featured special guests including Paddy Crerand, Mary Robinson and Michael Flatley.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick's Day

Over the years, members of the Irish Government have walked the parade, including the Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Aherne, and Ministers Brendan Smith and John O’Donaghue.

Tens of thousands of people will turn out to line the route of the parade to revel in the party atmosphere and join in the celebrations. After the parade, continue the celebrations with live entertainment at O’Sheas Irish Bar on Princess Street. 

Limerick Competition

The Bowling Green in Chorlton will be hosting a fantastic week for St Patrick's Day, showing off a variety of events taking place each day. One noteworthy event is the limerick competition which is happening on 15th March, and covers fun limericks made by creatives attending the day! The week also includes traditional music sessions, Irish quizzes and exceptional dining experiences. 

John McSherry Trio Performance 

Winners of Belfast's Féile Trad Trail, John McSherry Trio is an all-Ireland, featuring Francis McIlduff on pipes, whistles and bodhran; and Brendan Quinn on guitar, vocals and stomp. A fantastic time to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, join the trio in Band On The Wall! 

Damien Dempsey Performance

Manchester Club Academy will be hosting Damien Dempsey during his England and Scotland tour. An Irish-born singer and songwriter, with a folky tone that makes him stand out during St. Patrick's Day. 

Make the most of your St Patrick’s Day by staying at CitySuites. Get ready in comfort, crawl into one of our king sized beds at the end of the night and relax in our luxury spa pool the next day.

Book your next stay with us, explore our apartments here or contact us directly to enquire.

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