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'Home' Is The Theme Of This Year's St. Patrick's Festival


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'Home' has been announced as the theme for this year's St. Patrick's Festival.

It's the feeling that will feed into every event that will take place, from film projects to street-theatre, talks, walks and more.

Susan Kirby, St. Patrick’s Festival CEO said “For those of us living here or the Diaspora, Home will forever be a part of us and for this year’s festival we want to explore and celebrate what this means."

"For some it is our physical place of birth and holds a special place within us, while for others it isn’t physical but rather the feelings, the emotion, the character, the people and the culture, that shape it and make it."

Organisers say a "cast of thousands" of talented home-grown and international musicians, dancers, storytellers and performers will come together for five days and nights of events from March 15th.

Speaking at the launch of the Festival, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha said "I invite Dubliners and people from across the country to enjoy the events on offer, and for those who will be visiting from overseas I extend a céad míle fáilte."

"You’re sure to have a fantastic time at this year’s festival and leave with lasting memories", he said.

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly said “This year’s St Patrick’s Festival promises again to provide a big, bold and colourful showcase that not only attracts tens of thousands of international visitors for the festival weekend itself but also showcases Ireland as a tourist destination to global media."

More than 100,000 overseas visitors are expected to land in Dublin to watch the Festival Parade snake through the streets of Dublin from 12pm on March 17th.

 

 


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