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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Irish Festival 2015


Fri, March 06, 2015 – Tue, March 17, 2015

The Ottawa Irish Festival, organized by The Irish Society of the National Capital Region, is held annually in mid – March to promote our Irish and Irish-Canadian heritage and culture. The Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Irish culture in the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.


  • Proclamation of Ottawa Irish Festival Days by City of Ottawa, at Ottawa City Hall
  • Authors’ Day & Irish Photography Competition
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Parade (starts at City Hall, proceeds west on Laurier Ave., north on Bank St., west on Wellington St. to an area near Library & Archives Canada building (395 Wellington St.)
  • Parade Party at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Evening Celebration
  • Live Celtic Music & Breakfast
  • St. Pat’s SoirĂ©e featuring a gourmet dinner, auctions, casino and entertainment
  • Erin Lunch with fiddlers, step-dancing and Irish stew
  • Book launch at Peter Devine’s Irish Pub, Clarence Street in the Market
  • Selection of the annual Rose of Tralee
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Ceili
  • Celebration of mass for St. Patrick at St. Patrick’s Basilica and St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on March 17th

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