St. Patrick’s Festival 2016 @ Cork Heritage Pubs

The St. Patrick’s Festival is always an electric time of year in Cork City, people line the streets for one of the best parades in the country; this year’s parade leading with a 1916 theme, and enough gigs and performances to suit all palates, and they are of course all free of charge.

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Are first up, having been voted the no. 2 spot in the world to spend St. Patricks Day there is live music lined up all week long as well as the world famous Mick Will Memorial Buster for the Cheltenham Race festival, musical line up for the week looks like –


  • Monday – Michael Benjamin
  • Tuesday – trad session with Savage Cabbages
  • Wednesday – Liquid Emotion
  • Thursday – celebrating St. Patrick’s day in full swing with live trad from 6 – midnight
  • Friday – Skazz
  • Saturday – Trad Session
  • Sunday – Trad Session

Need a break from the parade? slip into The Mutton Lane for a quiet pint just off the parade route.

The Oval

Plays host to the official launch of Rising Sons Brewery’s latest season offering “Uprising Black IPA”, kicking off on Tuesday 15th @ 8pm


Crane Lane Theatre

Plays host to a full line up of some of the best bands in the country for the duration of the festival, check out full details here


Food served in Arthur Mayne’s until 1:30am each day

Bodega @ St. Peter’s Market

Celebrating St. Patrick’s festival with Bespoke St Patrick’s day cocktail menu courtesy of resident mixologist PJ

Food Served Daily from 11am

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BDSM & Vicarstown Bar

Open late Wednesday – Saturday, with resident DJs & Guests, and a very special trad session on St. Patrick’s day live from the snug!

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El Fenix

on Union Quay will play host to a week jam packed with festival themed entertainment!


The Poor Relation Grocery & Pub

Another of the Cork Heritage Pubs along the parade route, the Poor Relation is the perfect spot to catch some lively entertainment throughout the week! Highlights include Little Mammoths, The Roaring 40s, ive Lizzy & the Footsteps Fancy Dress – with Disco Karaoke!


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Rising Sons Brewery

Will be flying the sporting flag for the week, with their second annual Cheltenham Buster, Racing kicks off at lunchtime each day, with complimentary finger food on Friday for the Gold Cup

Manchester United go head to head with old rivals Liverpool on St. Patrick’s Day, kick off in that game is 20:00.

Ireland take on Scotland in the last game of the RBS 6 nations on Saturday 19th, kick off is 17:00.

The Manchester Derby kicks off at 4pm Sunday.

Resident DJs will be on hand Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday into the early hours, with  live music Thursday afternoon with Professor Horse & The Wildmen