Media Resources

We are a media friendly festival and are delighted to work with all media. We will do our best to facilitate media requests and we will always respond to your media inquiry. Please do note that we have limited capacity for media at the Parade and cannot accommodate all accreditation applications.

Our Publicity Agency are The Hive Agency.  

Further media requests should be directed to:

  • Press Releases

  • Image Gallery

    Please find a selection of Festival images here. They may be used free of charge. 
    Please ensure the relevant photographer is credited. 

    During St. Patrick's Festival 2023, our photographer will upload photography here. 
    It may be used by publications free of charge. 
    Please ensure the photographer is credited. 

  • Social Media

    Please find our social media handles below. 

    Please tag us in any media coverage and we will share where we can. 


    Please use #spf23 #stpatricksfestival so we can search for your posts and articles. 

    TikTok @stpatricksfestival 

    Instagram @stpatricksfestival 

    Facebook @StPatricksFestivalIreland 

    Twitter @stpatricksfest 

    LinkedIn @stpatricksfestival 

  • About The Festival


    The National St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland runs from March 16 to 19, 2023 


    A Global Celebration of Irish Arts, Culture and Heritage 



    About St. Patrick’s Festival 

    Established in 1996, St. Patrick’s Festival has grown from a single-day to a four-day event featuring music, performance, spectacle, dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, food, wellness, community activations and much more. It is recognised globally as one of the world’s biggest festivals, with a global reach of over 700 million people in 2022. The Festival is a key driver for the Tourism industry, presenting a world class event that showcases the very best of Irishness and Ireland as a destination, platforming our incredible unique culture, heritage and traditions to a global audience through quality experiences.

    St. Patrick's Festival continues to be a key driver of employment and opportunity for the creative sector, providing nearly 12,000 days of employment in 2022. The 2023 Festival will continue to provide these opportunities, driving employment through direct investment in these vital industries that uplift Ireland across the world.

    The Festival team is made up of many of Ireland’s most experienced professional artists, arts workers, creatives and live events workers, in support of a small core team who work throughout the year planning the St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade.  

    Year on year, St. Patrick’s Festival employs thousands of Irish artists, arts workers, arts organisations, live events workers, community workers and volunteers. St. Patrick’s Festival is an independent not-for-profit organisation with charity status, governed by a Board of Directors under the patronage of the President of Ireland.   

    Festival 2023 Funders & Sponsors  

    The National St. Patrick’s Festival is made possible by the generous support of Principal Funders: the Government of Ireland, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council.

    St. Patrick’s Festival 2023 is supported by many organisations, civic and commercial partners and funders including Kia Ireland, Disney, Dublin Airport, National Museum of Ireland, Bulmers, Irish Ferries, Waterways Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland, GOAL, the Welsh Government in Ireland, French Embassy in Dublin, the Gaeltacht under the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030, RTÉ, The Irish Independent, FM104, Irish Central and many more.

  • Media Accreditation

    Apply for Media Accreditation now

    Confirmation of placements, coverage, review or photo servicing will be required for a successful media accreditation request for access to the St. Patrick's Festival Parade. Route access is limited and all those who receive route access must remain with their assigned Festival rep and must exit the Parade Route by 11.30am sharp. 

    All accredited media will be invited to attend a Media Briefing early morning, March 17 at a location to be confirmed close to the Parade Route. Collection of accreditation will take place here and will be available during a specific period of time only.  


    Radio, Print and Digital Media 

    Open top Media Buses with wi-fi and refreshments will be made available to all accredited media on locations along the Parade Route.  



    Please be aware that pre-parade Parade Route access is very limited and accreditation will be issued in the first instance to those who are working directly for a named media outlet(s) or who have been commissioned to service images to specific media outlet(s). Once we are at route capacity we cannot take any more photographers, so please ensure requests are made early. 


    Freelance Photographers 

    Only professional freelance photographers will be considered. When applying, please ensure you note outlets in which your work has been published and links to your professional photography website. 


    TV Crews 

    TV crews please get your accreditation requests in without delay for pre-parade Parade Route access as space is very limited. 


    International Media 

    Application form submission does not guarantee accreditation as we have very limited capacity. Please fill out the form and we will be in contact. If you are applying from outside Ireland and need a visa to travel here, you'll need to arrange this yourself before applying. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to issue any documents in this regard.