St. Patrick's Day is a beloved holiday celebrated all around the world to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland. The festivities usually include parades, live music, plenty of dancing and, of course, lots of green!

If you're looking for a unique and memorable way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, look no further than the Causeway Coast and Glens in Northern Ireland. This picturesque region is home to a variety of exciting events that celebrate Irish culture and history.

Events taking place on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend in the Causeway Coast & Glens

Get creative on the Causeway Craft Trail

Saint Patrick’s weekend (16th – 17th March) | Various locations The Causeway Craft Trail is an exciting route that allows you to explore the studios of crafters, artists and makers, whose work is inspired by the surrounding landscapes of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Over Saint Patrick’s weekend, you can look forward to an Open Studio Day on 16th March (also taking place on 23rd March), and plenty of workshops in coracle making, macrame, mug painting, felting, and even the opportunity to make your own lampshade from a fabric of your choice.

Learn fascinating stories on the Causeway Coast and Glens Walking Festival

Saint Patrick’s weekend (15th- 17th March) | Glens of Antrim Spend time in the great outdoors with Far and Wild from 15th-17th March, exploring and learning about the history and geology of the Glens of Antrim, hearing tales of myths and legends as you go. There are three walks to choose from which are of varying difficulty, and each walk offers a unique perspective on these scenic landscapes. Some spaces are already sold out so don’t delay in booking!

A colourful Saint Patrick’s Festival

16th March | Limavady

Join in on the festivities in the town of Limavady on 16th March, where a colourful array of celebrations will take place in the form of music, dance, balloon-modelling, face painting and much more family fun.

Realta live in Concert at Flowerfield Arts Centre

16th March | Portstewart Kick off your St. Patrick's Day weekend with a foot-stomping night of superb music! This Belfast-based band captures the timeless aspects of the traditional Irish music and presents it in its raw form – fresh and beautiful. Catch them for a unique performance featuring Myles McCormack at Flowerfield Arts Centre.

Family fun at The Giant’s Causeway

17th March | Bushmills

 St. Patrick's Day is coming to the land of legends, and what a fun-filled day the Giant's Causeway have in store! Follow the Leprechaun Trail and find the clues hidden at the secret doors on route to the world-famous stones, in the hope of finding a pot of gold! The Causeway Cookie Company will be providing the treats you need to create your own St Patrick's themed cookie and Facepainting by the Sea will be in attendance to paint colourful faces for the occasion.

Songs from Afar: An alternative St Patrick's Day Experience

17th March | Mussenden Temple

 Award-winning sound artist Una Lee and critically acclaimed a-cappella quartet, Landless, bring a fusion of cultures, music and language to Mussenden Temple, as they present 'po(e)sies' – a bilingual performance work in Korean and English. A truly unique way to spend an afternoon on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Inspiration for a great Saint Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland

Perfect your Irish Coffee Recipe

It wouldn’t be Saint Patrick’s Day without a ‘wee drop’ of Irish Whiskey. After all, the Causeway Coast and Glens is home to the Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest working whiskey distillery. We recently published a guide to perfecting your at-home recipes for the perfect Irish Coffee with North Coast Cocktails, a local experience provider that offers masterclasses on making this timeless Irish drink!

READ: Make the Perfect Irish Coffee with North Coast Cocktails

An authentic Saint Patrick’s Day at a local pub

Mary McBride's - a traditional pub in Cushendun

If you're planning to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland this year, you'll find a host of traditional Irish bars that offer an authentic experience like no other across the Causeway Coast and Glens. From live music and dancing to delicious food and drinks, these bars have it all! Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time visitor, celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the Causeway Coast and Glens will be an unforgettable experience that you'll cherish for years to come. So, raise your pint of Guinness and join in the festivities in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.

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Explore our green spaces

Glenariff Forest Park

Double the dose of green in your life by exploring our incredible natural beauty spots in the Causeway Coast and Glens. With its lush forests, stunning gardens, and scenic walking trails, there is no shortage of breath-taking scenery to discover. For those looking for a peaceful retreat, there are many country parks and nature reserves where you can relax and take in the tranquillity of the surroundings. Or, if you're looking for something a little more adventurous, there are plenty of hiking trails that will take you through rugged landscapes and offer stunning views of the coast.

Find Saint Patrick’s well in Portstewart

Tubberpatrick (or St. Patrick's Well) is a historic site located in the coastal town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland. According to local legend, St. Patrick himself visited the well and blessed it, imbuing it with healing powers. The well is located on a scenic cliff walk that offers stunning views of the coastline, making it a popular spot for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Where to stay on Saint Patrick’s Day in the Causeway Coast & Glens

Saint Patrick’s Getaway at Roe Park Resort: 10% off stays and exclusive ‘Shamrock Shake’ cocktail on arrival. From £149 per room.

After an exciting day of celebrations and exploration, you’ll need a warm and welcoming place to stay. Thankfully, the options in the Causeway Coast and Glens are endless - the only difficulty is deciding where to choose for a night’s rest. Take your pick from cosy B&Bs, luxurious hotels, self-catering homes, glamping sites and more.

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This stunning region is steeped in Irish history and culture, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day experience. So, why not join in the celebrations and immerse yourself in the rich traditions and customs of the Emerald Isle?

Whether you're a local or a visitor, the St. Patrick's Day events and experiences in the Causeway Coast and Glens are sure to leave you with lasting memories of this special day. So, put on your green attire and get ready to embrace the festive spirit!