Can you believe, St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner? As a visitor to Navan, County Meath, you’ll want to know about the fun, family events lined up for the holiday weekend, where locals and tourist alike will be celebrating this uniquely Irish holiday with good food, music, parades, dance – and a whole lot of green (of course)!
The Navan Shamrock Festival (16 March – 17 March 2018)
St Patrick’s Day holiday makers and festival goers can enjoy a two-day celebration of all things Irish at the Navan Shamrock Festival. Some of the main events lined up for the festival are:
- Annual fireworks display: The carnival-style, Navan Shamrock Festival will officially launch on the evening of the 16th March with a fireworks display in the Blackwater Park. Bring the kids from 7pm onwards to enjoy this festival highlight.
- Walking parade: The St Patrick’s Parade kicks off on Saturday at 2pm. Join other green-clothed festival-goers and brightly coloured floats for a parade around town, leaving from the Navan Enterprise Centre on Trim Road and ending (for those on foot) at the infamous town hub, the Navan Market Square.
According to Festival organizer, Mary Kierans, the theme for the parade this year is ‘Irish Music’. Anyone wishing to join the parade can call 087 967 1173, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to have their names added to the parade list.
St Patrick’s Day in a nutshell
Visit the Arboyne Hotel
Alternatively, come visit us for a sumptuous carvery lunch at Hugo’s restaurant or a drink or two at our cozy Kells Bar - we'd love to celebrate St Paddy's Day with you!