Nottingham St Patrick's Festival

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County Kilkenny

Contae Chill Chainnigh

"Kilkenny County Crest". Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - Kilkenny (Irish: Contae Chill Chainnigh) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the town of Kilkenny. The county was based on the historic Gaelic kingdom of Ossory (Osraighe), which is also the basis of the Diocese of Ossory. According to the 2011 census the population of the county is 95,419.

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See what the local media have said and view some videos on Youtube.

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St Pat's Message

from the President of Ireland

Read the St Patrick's Day Message from the President of Ireland in Irish or English. Video messages can be viewed on the President's website.

Click on the play button below to hear interviews with our own Paul Curtis and others by CBJ News. (If the embedded audio player is not working, download an mp3.)

Events Calendar

November 2015

Download the programme of events.


Call for Support

LIFE’S TOO SHORT NOT TO BE IRISH (Well for one day at least!) Nottingham’s St Patricks day parade is coming your way!! Monday March 17th 11:30am-1:00pm departing from the Forest (Mansfield Rd) to the Market Square. We would like you to join us in our community celebration. For a few hours we would like your help in making Nottingham as Irish as can be. Wave a flag! Decorate your home / business! Come out and cheer on the parade! Thank you! Your support is appreciated!! If you can assist us then please make contact.


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