Festival Quarter

Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks 

A magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, in the heart of Dublin, from March 16 – 20

 

In an exciting new partnership with the National Museum of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Festival will take up residence at the Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks in Dublin 7.  

The grounds of this stunning, historic heritage site will be transformed into a magical day-to-night urban Festival for all, in the heart of Dublin, featuring Spiegeltent Mór and Spiegeltent Beag, a 3,000 capacity outdoor Main Stage, Craic Comedy Tent, Story Yurt, performance spaces, relaxation areas and a dedicated Irish Food and Craft Village.  

Just a short walk from the city centre, easily accessible by Luas and bus, and adjacent to Heuston Station, Festival Quarter will be a bustling hub for locals and visitors alike, from March 16 to 20.  

Festival Quarter Days is the day time programme of events for all ages, which runs March 17 - 20 from 12pm to 6pm. All Festival Quarter Days events are free, no ticket is required and entry is on a first come, first served basis, subject to capacity. See Programme for details  

Festival Quarter Nights is the night time programme of events for over 18s, which runs March 16 – 19 from 6pm to 10.30pm. Many Festival Quarter Nights are free, no ticket is required and entry is on a first come, first served basis, subject to capacity. Some Festival Quarter Nights events on March 18 and 19 require a pre purchased ticket. See Programme for details and ticket purchase information. 

On Saturday March 19th, from daytime through night time, Festival Quarter is brought to you by Dublin Airport. 

 

Times & Age Restrictions 

See here for an overview of times and age restrictions.

  • Festival Quarter Days at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    A magical urban daytime Festival for all ages to enjoy, in the heart of Dublin, from March 17 - 20, from 12pm to 6pm daily.

     

    Family fun and community spirit are integral to St. Patrick’s Festival. We look forward to welcoming all to Festival Quarter Days at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, from Thursday March 17 to Sunday March 20, from 12pm to 6pm daily. 

    Enjoy four free days of family friendly frolics, from performance, theatre and giant games to Céilí Mór, music and play. Immerse in talks, film screenings, interactive games, circus and science shows. Enjoy the thrills and spills of circus, games and street theatre performances. Get into the true St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the return of the much loved Céilí Mór. Join the conversation with a selection of always engaging and often challenging talks and panels, as well as many live performances every day from rock, pop and hip hop to traditional, classical and more. 

    Connect and relax in the many comfortable seating areas in the Irish Food & Craft Village. Feast on contemporary and diverse Irish cooking from the cream of Ireland’s food truck community. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment and DJs from the Festival Quarter Bandstand.  

     

    Explore the Programme here

  • Festival Quarter Nights at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks 

    A magical urban night time Festival for adults to enjoy, in the heart of Dublin, from March 16 - 19, from 6pm to 10.30pm daily. 

    When the sun goes down, it's time for the grown-ups to party at Festival Quarter Nights at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, from Wednesday March 16 to Saturday March 19, from 6pm – 10.30pm daily. 

    Festival Quarter Nights will explode into life over four evenings, featuring the very best of Irish contemporary and traditional music, rock, pop, hip hop, performance, comedy, cabaret, theatre, literature, discourse and dance. Events on March 16 and 17 are free, no ticket is required and entry is on a first come, first served basis. On March 18 and 19, some events require a pre-purchased ticket. See individual event pages for purchase details. All events after 6pm are strictly over 18.

    To a back drop of stunning lighting displays and decor, chill out with delicious food truck treats and craft beverages in the Irish Food & Craft Village. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment and DJs from the Festival Quarter Bandstand. No tickets are required for entry to the Irish Food & Craft Village, all are welcome subject to age and capacity restrictions. 

    There are a small number of events which require pre-purchased tickets.

    All tickets for the following events go On-sale at 9am Friday February 11, 2022.

     

    Friday March 18 

    Spiegeltent Mór:

    Le Boom + Glass House Orchestra, AE Mak & Paradise Cabaret (€20 incl booking fee)

    Spiegeltent Beag: 

    The Craic House: Danny O'Brien, Fred Cooke and Dublin Comedy Improv (€15 incl booking fee)

    Main Stage: 

    Damien Dempsey & Guests (€10 incl booking fee)

     

    Saturday March 19

    Spiegeltent Mór:

    Sing Along Social, Cooks But We're Chefs & more (€20 incl booking fee)

    Spiegeltent Beag:

    The Craic House Emma Doran, Eric Lalor, Kevin McGahern, Andrea Farrell, Steve Bennett  (€15 (incl booking fee)

    Main Stage: 

    Malaki, Thumper & more (€10 incl booking fee)

    Explore the full Programme here

  • Festival Quarter Food & Craft Village  

    Time to connect and relax at the Irish Food & Craft Village at Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.  

     

    Feast on contemporary and diverse Irish cooking from the cream of Ireland’s food truck community including Lala Poutine, Bad Boys BBQ, Fire and Food, The Brew Crew Café. and many more. Day to night, refreshments and craft beverages will be served.  

    Enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment and DJs from the Festival Quarter Bandstand with Dublin Digital Radio’s Atomic (produced by Kate Butler), Tiny Choons, Homebeat DJs, Lime & Fancy, Selky and more. Explore a selection of beautiful craft stalls featuring great Irish design. 

    The Irish Food & Craft Village will be open throughout the daytime for all ages to enjoy. From 6pm – 10.30pm daily it will be strictly limited to over 18s.  

    No tickets are required for entry to the Irish Food & Craft Village at any time during the Festival, you do not need to be attending an event in Festival Quarter to enter. All are welcome throughout the Festival run, subject to age restrictions and capacity.