IrishCentral is delighted to again be partnering with our friends at Tourism Ireland to bring you their live coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin from March 17.

Hosting the livestream on March 17 was Francis Brennan, celebrated Irish author, hotelier, and television personality, and Mickela Mallozzi, host, executive producer, and creator of the Emmy-award-winning PBS travel series "Bare Feet."

Together, they delved into the essence of the St. Patrick's Day parade from the grandstand in Dublin, offering viewers a glimpse into Ireland's unique heritage and the festival’s rich traditions to their estimated 89 million+ viewers.

Check out the live stream of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin  right here:

In addition to the special St. Patrick's Day Parade live stream, Tourism Ireland also engaged US television stations and viewers with a satellite media tour and live stream direct from Dublin, featuring live interviews and coverage of the St. Patrick's Festival's most captivating moments. 

On March 15 and March 17, renowned U.S. television host and Travelzoo Editor, Gabe Saglie, anchored the live broadcasts, connecting with more than 20 top-tier outlets. These segments, aired on affiliates of major US networks such as NBC, CBS, and FOX and global audiences of Reuters, promising a broad and engaging showcase of the St. Patrick’s Festival.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President, Head of North America, shared her enthusiasm about the broadcasts ahead of St. Patrick's Day: “We are excited to bring the spirit of the St. Patrick's Festival to viewers across the United States.

"The festival's theme this year, 'Spréach', encapsulates the spark of Irish creativity, the warmth of our community, and the vibrant spirit of our nation.

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"These broadcasts present a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the connections between Ireland and the US, and to showcase the breadth of experiences the country offers to visitors in every season.” 

From the vibrant streets of Dublin to the historic city of Armagh and beyond, St. Patrick's festivals across the island of Ireland are celebrated with exuberant parades, diverse events, and lively atmospheres that captivate locals and visitors alike.

Spanning from traditional music and dance in the cobblestoned towns to cutting-edge artistic performances in bustling city centers, these celebrations embody the spark of creativity, 'Spréach', that defines the Irish spirit.

“Beyond the festivities, Ireland's rich cultural tapestry, stunning landscapes, and historic landmarks await,” continued Metcalfe.

“From our dramatic cliffs and scenic drives to cities teeming with history, music, and culinary delights, Ireland invites exploration.

"We hope the stories and images shared during the broadcast inspire viewers to discover the island of Ireland during festivals and events throughout the year.”