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Armagh To Host 'Home of St Patrick' Festival In March

By Dave Simpson
Armagh To Host 'Home of St Patrick' Festival In March

Armagh will celebrate St Patrick's life and legacy as part of an eight-day festival of events that gets underway on Saturday 11 March.


The festival will feature a programme of traditional live music, art, poetry, theatre, film and dance.

Armagh will host a range of activities for individuals, families and groups alike, including live music, dance, poetry workshops, film screenings and walking tours as well as the annual St Patrick Lecture and St Patrick's Eve Vigil.

As part of the line up of events, tribute band Celtic Soul will return to the Market Place Theatre with a special tribute to Van Morrison. Malachi Cush will also take to the stage alongside Niamh McGlinchey and Karl McGuckin.

A family fun day and concert will take place on Thursday 16 March in The Shambles Yard, Armagh, from 5.30 to 8.30.


On St Patrick's Day itself, the community parade will take place from 2.30pm, and on Saturday 18 March, Banbridge's Solitude Park will be the place to be to enjoy live music, face-painters, fair rides and more.

Statement By Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Cllr Paul Greenfield said, "Famed for its Christian heritage, landscapes, its Georgian past, iconic cathedrals and a year-round programme of award-winning festivals, the Home of St Patrick Festival is an important addition to the city’s annual calendar of standout events and we look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to join in on the celebrations this year.

"The eight-day programme takes in many key landmarks and venues throughout our Cathedral City and two special family fun days, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained."

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