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St Patrick's Festival 2009


Wed 11 Mar 2009, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Fri 13 Mar 2009, 6:00pm–1:00am
Sat 14 Mar 2009, 12:00pm–1:00am
Sun 15 Mar 2009, 10:00am–8:00pm
Mon 16 Mar 2009, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Tue 17 Mar 2009, 11:00am–11:45pm

Where: Various Auckland Locations, Auckland CBD

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: CrackerjackPro

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St Patrick’s Day, but to be sure it helps to be one of the 200,000 people in Auckland who lay claim to some Irish ancestry.

Still, in Auckland on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, heritage never seems to matter.

Auckland will turn green for the fifteenth annual St Patrick's Festival March 11 - 17 as Aucklanders of all nationalities celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day.

The Festival is a celebration of all-things Irish, including The Guiness Bus Hooley a Parade and Fleadh, convivial hospitality and the organisers say there’s something for all age groups.

Wednesday 11 March:
15th Anniversary St Patrick’s Festival Launch
By invitation only – a celebration to kick start the 15th St Patrick’s Festival

Friday 13 March GREEN FRIDAY:
Guinness Travelling Bus Hooley
Climb aboard one of our FREE party buses to the official Irish Festival Pubs for a night of great craic.
WHERE: To Auckland’s official Irish Festival Pubs. 6.00pm - 1.00am.
The Festival Pubs include
The Thirsty Dog Tavern & Café
The Dog’s Bollix
Clare Inn Irish Pub
The Claddagh Irish Pub
The Bog Irish Bar
O’Hagan’s Irish Pub
Four Nations
The Muddy Farmer
The Albion Hotel
Father Teds Irish Pub

Saturday 14 March:
Come and witness the most entertaining St Patrick's Parade in the Southern Hemisphere. Great for the whole family, Irish musicians, dancers and St Patrick himself.
WHERE: Queen Street, 12.00pm. FREE

Hugh Green Group St Patrick’s Fleadh on Queen Street
Join the Parade musicians and dancers for an Irish jam session on Queen Street! This is your opportunity to witness New Zealand’s best Irish music and dance talent.
Special appearance by the Brothers from Nowhere – a favourite act at the recent Auckland International Buskers Festival. “
WHERE: A "Fleadh" in Queen Street, outside Town Hall, 1.00 - 3.00pm. FREE.

The Irish event of the year! A black velvet welcome, sumptuous cuisine, Irish wit and entertainment, music and dance.
For Tickets Phone (09) 3776191 or
WHERE: The Langham Hotel, 6.45pm to 1.00am.

Sunday 15 March:
Irish Community St Patrick's Carnival
Join the Irish community in celebrating Irish sport and culture in a fun packed day for the family.
Funfair rides, farm experience, face painting, entertainers, market stalls, fortune tellers, Irish dance and music, competitions and games, assortment of food and beverages, Gaelic football coaching, Hurling, and featuring the annual St Patrick’s Gaelic Sevens with teams from around the country and abroad.
For more information phone Carnival coordinator Sian on (021) 655 755.
WHERE: Seddon Fields, Meola Road, 10.00am to 4.00pm

A celebration of Irish wit and humour
Where: Thirsty Dog, 469 K Rd, Newton, 8.00pm

Monday 16 March:
A celebration of Irish wit and humour
Where: Thirsty Dog, 469 K Rd, Newton, 8.00pm

Tuesday 17 March:
When is a day not a day? When it’s St Patrick’s Day with breakfast or brunch at pm of the official Irish Festival pubs. All day entertainment and hospitality – music, dancing, food and more. Guinness flowing like the River Shannon

St Patrick’s Festival Mass
Celebrate the feast of St Patrick’s at St Patrick’s Cathedral
*Where: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Wyndham Street, 12.15pm

St Patrick's Day at the Auckland Irish Society Clubrooms
An Open Air Youth Mass to begin our celebrations at 11.00am, followed by a shared lunch
Live music, food and entertainment throughout the day and evening.
Where: Rocky Nook Bowls, Fowlds Park, Mt Albert, from 11.00am - midnight

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