Ways to enjoy Saint Patricks Weekend in Limerick City

Night at the Dogs Thursday 16th & Saturday 18th March

A night at the dogs at Limerick Greyhound Stadium is a great way to spend St. Patrick’s Weekend with friends, family or co-workers. Greyhound racing offers a unique atmosphere that’s unlike any other night out, with the excitement and speed of the races adding to the fun. The stadium also offers great dining options with quality food that will surely surprise you. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned racegoer, greyhound racing is a fun night out for all ages. The admission fee is excellent value at just €10, and there are also restaurant and group packages available at affordable prices. Plus, you’ll have the chance to be a winner, adding an extra level of excitement to your night at the dogs.
Check out the website and book your tickets here. Limerick Greyhound Stadium

The perfect way to end an exciting evening is with a stay in the Clayton Hotel Limerick. The convenience of the hotel being just a 5-minute drive from the stadium means that you can quickly and easily return to the comfort of your room after a night of fun and entertainment. The hotel offers a range of comfortable rooms and amenities to help you relax and unwind, making it a great choice for your St. Patricks weekend.

St. Patricks Day Parade Friday 17th March

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick will be an exciting event filled with vibrant displays of people and culture. The parade will feature a variety of talented artists and performers, including Buí Bolg, Lumen Street Theatre, Cloughjordan Circus Club, Limerick Youth Dance Company, and the Hit Machine Drummers. The theme of this year’s parade is Discover Limerick, which suggests that the parade will showcase the city’s unique character and cultural heritage. If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Limerick parade sounds like a great option.

With the St. Patrick’s Day parade going from O’Connell Street to Arthurs Quay, the Clayton Hotel Limerick is in a perfect location to stop off for a bite to eat or a cosy coffee after the parade. It’s a great way to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the city after the excitement of the parade.

Visit www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival to find out more.

Street Show Parade Saturday 18th 

The people of Limerick are in for a treat withcrowd-pleasing street performances in the city! With a mix of comedy, high-energy acrobatics, mind-boggling manoeuvres, and jaw-dropping antics, there’s something for everyone. Wobbly Circus brings slapstick comedy and clowning, while the Hakuna Matata Acrobats will have you up on your feet with their roller coaster acrobatics. The Fanzini Brothers will have you laughing your socks off, Stephen McGinley’s crazy circus will amaze you, and Jack Wise’s magical tricks, including ventriloquism, will blow your mind. These performances are sure to entertain and delight people of all ages, making it a perfect activity for families and friends to enjoy together. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the best of street performance talent in Limerick!


Sports fans, mark your calendars for Sunday, March 19th! The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick will be hosting an exciting day of sport as Limerick takes on Wexford in the Allianz Hurling League, followed by Limerick playing Kildare in the Allianz Football League. For those interested in attending, tickets can be booked online at limerickgaa.ie/

The Clayton Hotel Limerick is just a short 5-minute drive from the Gaelic Grounds. Don’t miss out on this fantastic day of sport in Limerick!

Limerick International Band Championship Sunday 19th March

The 51st Limerick International Band Championship sounds like an incredible event! Limerick is home to Ireland’s only international band championship, giving the city a unique edge when it comes to musical events. With over 1,600 talented homegrown and international marching band musicians participating, the city’s streets will be filled with lively musical tones and a spectacular sight. It’s a great opportunity to give a warm Limerick welcome and cheer on the bands as they march through the city, culminating in a free concert in Arthur’s Quay Park where the overall winners will be announced. This event promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience for all music lovers, showcasing the best of marching band talent from around the world.
The Street Show parade and the Band Championships are both a short walk from the Clayton Hotel Limerick allowing our guests to get involved in the weekend’s activities.

Three Bridges Walk

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Weekend by embarking on the Three Bridges Walk in Limerick City, a fun and festive way to explore the city’s rich history and beautiful scenery. This 3.6km Slí na Sláinte looped walk offers spectacular views of the River Shannon and takes you past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and striking street art, making it a great activity for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the local culture.
As you walk, take in the beautiful greenery and scenery of the parks and green spaces along the way, and keep an eye out for any local wildlife that may be enjoying the day as well. And if you need a break from all the walking, stop by the Clayton Hotel Limerick for a well-deserved cup of coffee and some festive St. Patrick’s Day treats.
Whether you’re a local looking to celebrate your heritage or a visit or looking to experience the Irish culture, the Three Bridges Walk is a fantastic activity to enjoy on Saint Patrick’s Day, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this beautiful city.
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Emerald Isle Cocktail

Indulge in the perfect St. Patrick’s Day refreshment with the Emerald Isle cocktail at Clayton Hotel Limerick. Made with premium Tanqueray gin, crisp apple syrup, zesty fresh lime juice, and a touch of simple syrup, this cocktail is sure to awaken your taste buds. Served over ice and garnished with a vibrant orange slice, the Emerald Isle cocktail boasts a stunning green, white, and orange appearance that’s bound to impress.

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