9 March 2023

St Patrick’s Day Top Picks

Hi All,

We’re back with another blog post for you this week.

We usually start the month off with a what’s on post letting you know what activities or events are going on for the month in Cork, but this month we have our St Patricks Day festival, arguably the most important time of the year for us so we thought that instead, we would let you know our three top picks for events this Patricks weekend!

St Patrick’s Day parade:

Our parade will be happening on Friday March 17th at 1pm and will run from South Mall to the Grand Parade, along St. Patrick’s Street and finishes at Merchant’s Quay. You can see the city Council’s info page for the parade and a map of the route by clicking here. The festival will run on for the rest of the weekend,  the city will be full of arts, community and sporting groups during the day, and local bands and DJs In the pubs at night.

Patrick’s Day at the Pav or the Cane Lane:

A lot of city bars will have their own mini-festival for Patrick’s day each year where they will have bands playing every night of the weekend, ranging from Ceili and trad in the afternoons, to Ska and Reggaeton in the evenings which might not seem very Irish but it sure is Cork.

Our favourite bars to spend Paddy’s weekend in are the new Pavilion, and the Crane Lane as they have full weekend line-ups with plenty of different options for all tastes. If you’re looking for more specific things to do, The Pav will have free Ceili dance classes Friday at 2pm, and the Crane lane will have live bands and DJs playing from 2pm-2am also on the Friday night.

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional you should check out the older pubs like the Sin E or the Corner house for some Ceili vibes, and you can always look at the full list of bands playing that weekend on the Whazon Magazine in the live music detection by clicking here, or you can see the ultimate Patrick’s Day guide to the weekend by clicking here.

Patrick’s Day boat party:

There’s a boat party happening on the boat “The Spirit of Doolin” on the Friday evening manned by the DJ Donal Dineen who is a local famous DJ and presenter from Kerry who performed at both electric Picnic and Body and soul in the past.

The boat leaves from the southside entrance gate from Customs House Quay, Gates open 4.30pm and the Boat departs at 5.00pm sharp! This is a brand new experience to Cork, and we hope it sticks around for years to come. You can book it by clicking here.

We know there are a million things you could be doing for Patrick’s Day next weekend, but the most important thing to remember to do is to hydrate and be safe out there! If any of our students are out and about that weekend feel free to tag us @corkenglishcollege.ie