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St. Patrick's Festival

One world, One people

Join the celebrations on March 18

From music and dance to folklore and storytelling, the St. Patrick’s Festival is a true global celebration of culture. There’s something for all ages to explore what it means to be a global citizen.

Arts and culture are instrumental in creating global interconnection, uniting us as one global community with a shared responsibility for both people and planet. Join GOAL NextGen this St. Patrick’s weekend to celebrate Ireland's diversity and our interconnected world.

  • When: 12 - 5pm, Saturday, March 18
  • Where: Festival Quarter, Collins Barracks, Dublin
  • Cost: This event is free and open to all!

From 12 – 5pm, the GOAL Global stage will be taken over by music, dance, and spoken word artists including St. Patrick’s Festival Community Arts Groups,  Bloco Átha Cliath, Experience Japan Taiko, and Atomic presents Lychee b2b Reflekta

Over at the Tent Beag there will be storytelling for our young changemakers with Smashing Times Theatre Company while the evening will see a host of speakers and performers describing what home means to them at Seanchoiche. Speakers include GOALs NextGen Youth Network members Abdulai Mansaray and Sara Dada, Irish-Sudanese spoken word artist and GOAL NextGen Youth Ambassador Adam Mohammad, Irish poet Mickey Cullen and Irish-Dutch musician Edwina Van Kuyk.

Meet the performers


St. Patrick's Festival Community Arts

This year's performances include; Venezuelan Roots dance group, Lithuanian Folk Dance Troupe Suktinis, Alma Boliviana Ballet, the tantalising Samba Dance Brazil and the award winning hip hop students from The Dublin 4 Dance Academy.

When: 12pm, Saturday, March 18
Where: The GOAL Global Stage @ Clarke Square


Atomic presents Lychee b2b Reflekta

Since 2017, over 60 young people have been guest hosts on Atomic. Two of last year's hosts - Reflekta and Lychee - are now making a noise on the DJ scene in Dublin and will play back to back sets.

When: 1:30pm, Saturday, March 18
Where: The GOAL Global Stage @ Clarke Square


Bloco Átha Cliath  (Urban Music Street Party)

Bringing together a collection of hip hop and spoken word artists, vocalists, MCs, DJs and dancers, Bloco Atha Cliath will bring some passionate South American ‘Bloco’ energy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

When: 2.30pm, Saturday, March 18
Where: The GOAL Global Stage @ Clarke Square


Changemakers Storytelling

A one hour family friendly interactive storytelling session with performances spun around three stories from GOAL’s Global Citizenship Education Resources, which aims to inspire a sense of global connectedness and oneness.

When: 2pm, Saturday, March 18
Where: Tent Beag @ Festival Quarter


Seanchoíche: HOME

People from all corners of the world will come together and engage with stories ranging from personal anecdotes, fictional narratives to poetry pieces and spoken word illustrating what the theme ‘HOME’ means to them.

When: 3.30pm, Saturday, March 18
Where: Tent Beag @ Festival Quarter


Experience Japan Taiko

Experience Taiko Drumming, a traditional Japanese performance with limitless rhythmic possibilities - a vibrant, high-energy art form with a primal rhythm.

When & Where:
Friday, March 17 - 1:45pm @ Mainstage & 5pm @ Clarke Square Bandstand
Saturday, March 18 - 1:30pm @ Mainstage & 4:15pm @ The GOAL Global Stage