Armagh streams six-day Home of St Patrick Festival to the world

Ireland’s real home of St Patrick, Armagh, has unveiled details of a packed six-day schedule of events to celebrate the island’s famous patron saint with the world this month.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 8:57 am
Jason O'Neill. Picture: Philip Magowan

Starting on Friday March 12 and concluding on St Patrick’s Day (Wednesday March 17), this fully online ‘At Home with St Patrick Festival’ will take you through a thrilling showcase of rousing events themed with snakes, shamrocks, history and culture, traditional music and dance – and plenty of inspiring food and drink ideas.

The festival line-up includes: Irish dance masterclass from Riverdance’s Jason O’Neill, who takes centre-stage to present a high-energy dance masterclass from Armagh’s Market Place Theatre.

There will be an exciting online dramatisation at Navan Fort which will uncover St Patrick’s early life and his discussions with lord chieftain and legend Daire as he searched for a site in Armagh to establish his first church.

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Dr Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin will be providing an illustrated presentation that gives insights into the iconic symbolism and arts linked with St Patrick.

There will also be performances from Réalta and All Folk’d Up.

To download the full programme, visit