While we cannot gather on the streets of Ireland this year to celebrate our national day, we are delighted to be able to highlight some of the online offerings our members have in store for St Patricks Day 2021.

Bui Bolg

In a special documentary commissioned by St Patricks FestivalBui Bolg will be sharing their creative process and showing us how they put their shows together, giving the audience insight from the youth group and the development of a brand new, remotely-made, show before culminating in the performance itself.

You can catch their documentary on St Patricks Day at 11.35am over on SPF TV→

Tumble Circus

Tumble Circus will be presenting  The MacCarnysons. Commissioned by St Patricks Festival, this is a hammer smashing Belfast inspired circus movie like no other.

Featuring death defying aerialists, hardcore acrobats, mind bending jugglers and loads of craic, it’ll be sure to bring big laughs and entertainment.

You can catch The MacCarnysons on St. Patricks Day at 10am on SPF TV→


Long time ISACS members and street arts specialists Spraoí are inviting audiences behind the scenes for an online prop-making workshop.

Presented by Artistic Director Mike Leahy and artist Magda Karol, this workshop will show you how to turn everyday material into a  Celtic Super Hero headpiece.

You can catch Spraoí’s workshop on SPF TV  at 10.30am on Sunday 14.

Curious State

Curious State will be presenting What’s on the TellyBox? A Handy History of Ireland – ‘The history you didn’t know you needed to know’. Commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival, A Handy History of Ireland is a collection of funny interviews conducted by finger puppet caricatures. News on the grapevine is that the one and only Michael D. Higgins will be making an appearance!

Catch A Handy History of Ireland at 12.40pm on St. Patricks Day on SPF TV→

As if that wasn’t enough from Curious State, then check out The Street Sweeper. This is a short-film, for all the family, that investigates the daily routine of a not-so-ordinary street cleaner.

Sammy looks for the beauty in the items discarded by others. He can transform the most mundane objects into magnificent creations. Join Sammy as he recycles his way into the future!

The Street Sweeper will be broadcast at 12.45pm on Friday 12 on SPF TV→

The Barceló Brothers

What’s on the TellyBox? The Barceló Brothers, presented by Curious State.

Check out the musical antics of The Barceló Brothers in this short film commissioned by St. Patricks Festival.

The Barceló Brothers are a vibrant young band formed by brothers Séamus and Mícheál along with their father Miquel. The Brothers write their own songs that reflect their cultural and multilingual upbringing incorporating their own roots into the music and shaping a voice of their own: a youthful, raw and energetic beat mixed with a meaningful and socially-engaged musical poetry.

Fanzini Productions

Fanzini Productions will be presenting Ballet Poulet.

She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet. He has prepared a bad ass display of mayhem. Both are two world class Olympian-level idiots bringing you their latest masterpiece.

Ballet Poulet is an non-verbal, family friendly street show featuring clown, dance, circus, comedy and absurdity.

You can catch Fanzini Productions Ballet Poulet on SPF TV  at 11am on Sunday 14.

Galway Community Circus

Galway Community Circus are hosting a circus themed St. Patricks Day costume photo contest. All their members and followers are welcome to participate with winners receiving bragging rights along with a silly title!

Check out their Instagram to find out how to vote for your favourite costume. Winners will be announced in a post on March 16.

Galway Community Circus St. Patricks Day Contest
Image credit to Galway Community Circus

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance

‘Abduction from on High – St Patrick in the Sky’ is a new breath-taking aerial spectacular from Fidget Feel Aerial Dance, created especially for St Patrick’s day in partnership with King Johns Castle and funded by limerick.ie as part of Limericks Virtual St. Patrick’s Festival. Featuring fellow ISACS Artist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, the production will be streamed at 5pm on Wednesday 17th March.

For more information check out limerick.ie→

Aisling Ní Cheallaigh getting into character. Image credit: Fidget Feet Aerial Dance

Lumen Street Theatre

Make a St. Patrick’s costume with Martin and make a snake with Giordana!

Join Martin and Giordana from Lumen Street Theatre as they give step-by-step instructions on how to make a bespoke St. Patrick’s costume, including a mitre and paper beard and a snake headpiece using recycled items found around the home.

To join in on the fun, all you have do you is watch their video on  Limerick.ie→

Limerick St. Patricks Festival Lumen
Image credit: Limerick St. Patricks Festival and Lumen Street Theatre

Cork Community Art Link

Cork Community Art Link are presenting a St. Patricks Day project collaboration based on Corks Mythology with CCAL’s project, ‘A Tale of Cork’  for St. Patrick’s Festival and Little Bird Babble artist Rachel Doolin and her Earthbird project.

As part of this collaboration, Rachel has created a short video where she instructs us on how to create our own Earthbirds. They hope to inspire us to venture out and create our own Earthbirds in nature, whether out for a walk in the woods or in our own back gardens and share our creations with them on social media. All images submitted with become part of Cork Community Art Link’s Gallery for St. Patricks Festival.

Check out the video on Cork Community Art Link’s Facebook page→

Image credit: Little Bird Babble artist Rachel Doolin

Circus Factory

Circus Factory is celebrating Cork St Patricks Festival by donning their best outfits, decorating their faces and parading around their living rooms, backyards and front gardens and they are inviting us to join in the festivities from home.

Circus Factory member Kate Mitchell has selected 3 different face painting designs, and made simple to follow videos in bitesize form so grab some face paint and give it a whirl. They will be sharing your creations on their #facepaintparade wall of fame and randomly selecting a lucky few to receive circus prizes such as hula hoops and juggling balls!

for more information, check out their website→

Circus Factory member Kate Mitchell
Circus Factory member Kate Mitchell. Photo credit: Posheaphotography

Doulab for Circus and Dance

Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine presents St. Patrick’s Day 2021 virtual programme.

Doulab for Circus and Dance have created a video for the Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine to celebrate the connection between Ireland and Palestine on St. Patrick’s Day. They themselves, as an Irish – Palestinian couple, will be performing in the video themselves, as well as bringing together dancers, circus artists and students from all over the country to showcase their country’s broad range of landscape and talent.

The video will be released on the 16th of March on the Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine’s new Facebook page, and as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Hub announced by the Foreign Minister at www.ireland.ie→

Doulab for Dance and Circus
Image still from the video made by Doulab for Dance and Circus