Nottingham St Patrick's Festival

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2016 Programme

Festival 2016

Download the programme of this year's events.

Headlining the entertainment in Old Market Square on St Patrick's Day are The Hurling Boys - a four piece multi instrumental acoustic band who sing rousing choruses and gentle ballads. They also enthrall you with haunting airs and wild ceili music.

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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Nottingham's St Patrick's Festival Under Threat

Please Donate Now!

The current situation for the 2016 Festival & Parade is not good. Funds are urgently required. May we ask you to donate a £1 or what ever you can afford on the Festival Golden Giving page. Thank you.

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.)

Nottingham Festival Sponsors

Thank you!

Special thanks to all our advertisers, sponsors, volunteers and the hard working committee of the Festival. Without the continued support of all venues, businesses, committee and volunteers the Festival would not be possible.  Please show your appreciation to our supporters for making the Festival possible.

About St Patrick's Day

Why we celebrate

Every year since 2000 we celebrate St Patrick's Day in Nottingham on March 17th. Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary and is the patron saint of Ireland along with Brigid of Kildare and Columba.

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Events Calendar

May 2016

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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