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Greening 10th March to 26th March

To say that Killarney goes green for the St Patrick’s Festival is quite an understatement. From March 10 to March 26, buildings throughout the whole town and its surrounds join in the fun by illuminating their properties in a very fetching shade of green.

Landmark buildings, including St Mary’s Cathedral, the Franciscan Friary, St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Methodist Church, Ross Castle and Killarney Courthouse all join in the fun as well as hotels, shops, restaurants, pubs and numerous other local buildings.

A public vote on Facebook is taken to establish Killarney’s Best Greened Building each year.

Shops windows will be decorated in green, locals and visitors will be clad in varying shades of the colour, from emerald to lime and zany hats and colourful costumes will be the order of the day.

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations date back generations in Killarney and the adults of today, who participated in the parade as children, now watch on proudly as their children or grandchildren follow in their footsteps – quite literally.

It’s a day when everybody has a smile on their face, when everybody is your friend and when a hearty Céad Míle Fáilte – one hundred thousand welcomes – awaits all.

Killarney is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the country and, in addition to the sheer natural beauty that surrounds the town in the park, it’s the unique way the town celebrates its culture and its history, the quality that’s available and the friendliness of the people that makes it so special.


Friday, March 13 -Tuesday, March 17: Family Fun Zone – Beech Road Car Park Lower. Check out the astonishing view from the Star Flyer Cruise, the Teacups Carousel and other magical fairground attractions that even The Greatest Showman himself would enjoy.

Saturday, March 14: Paddy’s Killarney House Park Run (9.30am). Run off all the excess of the national celebrations in an outdoor event in the wonderful Killarney House and Gardens. It’s suitable for everyone, including walkers. See www.parkrun.ie/killarney for details. 

Tuesday, March 17: Paddy’s Party on Main Street. Pre-parade entertainment with Padraig Buckley and Killarney School of Music 12.45pm to 1.30pm.

Children’s Fun Zone (2pm to 6pm) Beech Road Car Park Lower. All the fun of the fair is there with Bouncy Castles, Slides, Interactive Children’s Games and Fun with A Time to Party, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Magic Shows, A Pirate Show, Kiddies Disco and so much more.

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