With the greenest day of the year just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than in the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry.  

Known as ‘Festival City’, the Walled City certainly knows how to throw a good party – we do have the World’s best Halloween Festival after all, as voted for by USA Today back in 2015.

With the arrival of Spring comes the arrival of a sea of Green, as the young in years and young at heart unite to take to the streets in celebration.

This year celebrates the Tir na nÓg Spring Carnival Parade which is a celebration of children and young people. The carnival includes the St Patrick’s Day parade in Derry on Sunday March 17th from 12pm – 5pm.

Fantastical creatures will snake their way through the city’s streets along with a host of characters representing young people from fables and fairy tales from faraway lands. Bishop Street Car Park 

St Patrick's Day

📍Departs Bishop Street 2pm

Bishop Street Car Park, The Diamond, Shipquay Street, Whitaker Street, Harbour Square Roundabout, Custom House Street, Waterloo Place, Strand Road, finishing at Strand Road Car park (3.30pm)






St Patrick's Day in Strabane



St Patrick's Day

📍 Departs at 2pm -5pm.

The route starts at Dock Street, Railway Street, Main Street to Market Street, Abercorn Square, Railway Road, back to Dock Street. 












The Ubuntu Global Festival


The Ubuntu Global Festival takes place on Saturday March 16, from 12pm-5pm at the Guildhall Square. It is a celebration of the multi cultural diversity of the local community and will involve music, crafts, dance and exhibitions. To find out more, click here.