Here is a short sum up of what's happening in Newry on St Patrick’s weekend. It's by no means exhaustive and if you know of another event happening let us know by email  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add it.

Thursday 16 March

Soho Lounge (Formerly Bourbon Street, The Relic, BED) - Live DJ set from SASH

Legacy Bar (formerly Amplified) Karaoke Night

The Railway Bar - Trad Session

Friday 17 March Events

St Patrick's Day 2016 in Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
St Patrick's Day 2016 in Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The Parade

The Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade leaves from outside The Quays in Newry at 12 Noon making it’s way down Merchants Quay, through Sugar Island, Kildare Street and up Hill Street. As usual you’ll be promised plenty of colour, music and fun for all.

Newry Museum

10.00am - 11.30am. £1.50 per child - Join us at the Museum for a clay arts and crafts workshop for children. This will involve children making their own designs and pendants, so dress for mess. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers are limited to 20 children and pre booking of places is advisable. Suitable for ages 4 -11.

1-3pm - Afternoon of Trad Music and complimentary bowl of stew.

St Patrick’s Day Market

9am - 5pm Entertainment by Leon Scott and Colin Harney, Jack Devlin

Family Fun

Sean Hollywood Arts Centre 10.00AM - 3.00PM, Free

Entertainment includes traditional music by ‘Sonas Harp Ensemble’ and Henry McDonald and Friends. Free Children’s arts & crafts workshops, entertainment.

Hill Street 1.00PM - 5.00PM

Celebrate St Patrick with Irish Dancers / Tribal Drummers / Facepainting / Stalls and much more.

Bunscoil An Iúir

10.30am Nail painting, face painting, balloon art; 1pm family fun with Minnie an dMickey mouse, tom bola, Cluichí, tea coffee and more.

Open Air Concert

Event Space, Hill Street 1.00PM - 5.00PM Free

Acts include: Oisin McCann & Friends 1.00pm - 2.00pm Those Guys 2.00pm - 3.00pm

HouseM8s 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Entertainment 17th

Bellinis - 12 hours of Live Music + Magic Show, from 2pm

The Phoenix - Seis 2pm, Mojo 6pm 

Legacy (Above The Phoenix) - 10pm, It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia

The Bridge - Session from 9.30pm

Canal Court Hotel  - Parcel Of Rogues, evening, 

Cobbles - Live Music Ducky 1-4pm, Aisling and friends 4-7pm, Trad 7-10pm, The Sensationals 10pm-12.30am. Disco following. 

INF Newry -  Live entertainment by Casino playing traditional Irish and folk songs starting at 2.45pm. 6.30pm our resident DJ will be belting out everything by the Wolfe Tones Eire Og The Flying Column The Dubliners The Fureys The Pougues The Saw Doctors right through to the Cranberries U2 and many many more of your irish favourites.

The Oliver, Mill Street - Live with Daragh McSloy 3-5pm, Jack Devlin 7-9pm

Nan Rices - Finnola Mallon and friends. 2-4, Marion Mc Gauley and friends. 4-6, Annie Ryan and Draiocht. 6-9

Flagstaff Lodge - Live with Now and Then.

Saturday 18 March

Hall for All (Opposite Tesco) NCS Mental Health Gig Night - Ariel, Kantus, Blunt Force Drama. Tickets £5

Sunday 19 March

The Cross Border Orchestra
The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform in Newry Cathedral on Sunday 19 March.

Newry Cathedral hosts The Voice of the Irish Concert featuring the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, Patricia Treacy, Lauren Murphy, Zena Donnelly, Eoin Hynes, Megan Ruby Walsh, Grahame Harris, Cormac MacAodhagán, Rooney O’Malley, Maguire School of Irish Dance, Michelle Johnston Highland Dancers and The Colmcille Pipe Band.

Tickets £10 from Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. 7.30pm