St Patrick’s Day

Marking 100 years of Ireland in the world, explore the best we have to offer, at home and overseas

This year, St Patrick’s Day will mark ‘100 Years of Ireland in the World’.

2023 signifies a century of Ireland’s engagement as an active member of the international community in the promotion of democracy, peace and security.

A number of milestones occur in 2023, such as:

Check out St Patrick's Day greetings from our Embassies and Consulates.

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100 Years of Ireland in the World

The core theme for this year’s St Patrick’s video is Ireland’s commitment to peacebuilding from the very inception of our State >> A Century of Peace Building.

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St Patrick's Day Cultural Gallery

Culture recounts our history, elevates our everyday, and breathes possibilities into the future.

A selection from the best of Irish culture curated especially for St Patrick's Day 2023 by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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St Patrick's Day Greetings

Watch individual St Patrick's Day Greetings from:

  • President Michael D. Higgins
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD
  • Minister of State Peter Burke TD
  • Minister of State Sean Fleming TD.
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Ireland in the United States of America

St Patrick's Day Gala Concert

An evening of music, song and spoken word marking the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

Best of Ireland

Explore the best of Ireland in the realms of business, investment, food, overseas development aid and our diaspora

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St Patrick's Day Festival

From 16 - 19 March in Dublin, the St Patrick's Day festival celebrates Ireland's part and place in the global community. Check out what's on.

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Irish Aid

Ireland’s support for communities around the world is a reflection of Irish values of fairness, equality and solidarity.

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Our diaspora

Ireland's greatest global resource - our people. We put the spotlight on some programmes overseas.

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Feast on St Patrick's Day

Bord Bia is preparing to bring Irish food and drink to an international audience with a series of promotional activities across 18 countries.

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Invest in Ireland on St Patrick's Day

IDA Ireland demonstrate why Ireland is a great place to invest.

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Ireland as a place to visit

Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity to highlight the island of Ireland around the world

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Business with Ireland

Enterprise Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with series of trade events across the world on back of record year for Irish exports.