Gearing up for the Manchester Irish Festival

Manchester Irish Festival 2017

The Manchester Irish Festival will take place this year from Friday, 4th March till Saturday, 18th March. Manchester is set to be turned into a sea of green as we celebrate the contribution that the Irish have made to Manchester and it's surrounding areas.

This year, the famous parade will take place on Sunday, 12th March. Starting with a mass at the Irish World Heritage Centre at 11.30am - tens of thousands of people are expected to line the route as it winds its way to Albert Square, Manchester.

Have you got an event you would like to see listed on this site? Whether it be a live music night, a comedy evening or celebrating Ireland's great culinary tradition (It's more than bacon and cabbage you know) This site is the one of the most visited sites in the country during March. If you would like an article to be published or would like to advertise an event - then please email info@manchesteririshfestival.co.uk with a photo attached.

Everyone knows the vast contribution the Irish and its Diaspora have made to Greater Manchester. Manchester's Irish connection goes further than the thousands who travel across the Irish Sea every other week to watch their beloved Manchester United. Indeed it goes deeper than the thousands of Irish Mancunians who live in Levenshulme and throughout the city. The annual Manchester Irish Festival is the largest in the UK and one of the biggest in the world.