A new Festival Quarter opens today for Dublin's St. Patrick's festival.
The Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks will play host to the public over the next five days.
There's a 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.
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St. Patrick's Festival begins today, Wed 16 March. CONNECTIONS/NAISC is the theme of this year’s spectacular global celebration of Irish arts, culture and heritage.
— St. Patrick's Festival 🇮🇪🐍☘️💚 (@stpatricksfest) March 16, 2022
Lyra, Soule and Damien Dempsey are among the acts that will perform at the festival quarter at night over the long weekend.
Events on March 16th and 17th are free, no ticket is required and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. On March 18th and 19th, some events require a pre-purchased ticket.
It comes ahead of the parade tomorrow, that's expected to attract 400,000 people into the capital. It follows a two-year absence because of the pandemic.
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