St Patrick’s Festival Parade – Sunday 17th March at 12.20pm on RTÉ One
Join presenters Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Aidan Power and Des Cahill on the streets of Dublin, as the biggest parade the country has ever seen will roll through the heart of the city on March 17th.
As part of The Gathering Ireland 2013, the curtain-raiser will be the ‘People’s Parade’- a colourful, procession of people, from over 40 different countries, who will have travelled to Ireland to be part of our national holiday celebrations.
Following this, Ireland’s leading pageant companies will bring their vibrant interpretations of ‘Great Things Happen When We Get Together’, the theme for the 2013 Festival Parade, to life with their spectacular pageantry and colourful performances. The uplifting musical score for the Parade will be provided by musical ensembles from the US, Germany, Italy and Ireland.
St Patrick’s Festival Highlights – Monday 18th March at 8.30pm on RTÉ One
Nicky Byrne presents the highlights of St. Patrick’s Festival, an exciting five day long programme of events to mark our national holiday celebrations for 2013. Featuring the biggest parade to ever roll through the streets of Dublin celebrating the theme ‘Great Things Happen When We Get Together’. Enjoy music, colour and fun as Nicky takes in the sights and sounds of the city at festival time. Including festival favourites the Festival Céilí, SuperValu Big Day Out, Festival Treasure Hunt and lots more.