St Patrick’s Festival Killarney Is Back Bigger and Better For 2023.

Following on from the extremely successful Christmas In Killarney parades last December, we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to the streets of Killarney for our St. Patrick’s day celebration on March 17th, 2023.


Celebrating  Killarney, a timeless world of natural beauty, and all that it has to offer year round, our theme for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day  parade is ‘Killarney Experience More’ 

Draw on all the opportunities the theme presents, showcase what Killarney has to offer to locals and visitors alike.  Experience a taste of the good life in Killarney.  The best things in life are the experiences we share, savour and discover.  Nowhere is that more apparent than in Killarney, where anyone and everyone, can experience a taste of the good life, where you can climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, wander through the world famous Killarney National Park, savour the delights of our delicious local cuisine in our restaurants, bars & cafés, take a trip on the Lakes of Killarney, wander the streets and historical laneways of our town and discover our deep-rooted history…experience more and more with every visit.

 Dazzle us with your imagination and interpretation of the theme, help us to make St. Patrick’s Day 2023 the biggest celebration Killarney can put on show.
Make It Visual, make it Noisy, create a performance, but most of all have fun, lots of fun.


Celebrating the Earth

This year we are celebrating The Earth / An Chré as the theme for our St Patricks Day Parade. The planet we live on, the ground that sustains us, the world we live in and share with 7.8 billion other inhabitants. In a year when we learn that our planet is under threat from global warming, conflict and neglect, we need to consider our responsibilities to not only the place where we live but to the others, we share the Earth with. 

This is a Green Theme and whilst a very serious issue, we want you to interpret the theme in as open and fun way as you wish. Draw on all the opportunities the theme presents, on how we can improve our Earth, through Recycling, Green Energy, Electric Cars, and through adopting the practices and principles of sustainability.

Our Partners & Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our St. Patrick’s Festival Partners, Patrons and Funders. Their investment enables us to present this programme.

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