What is the festival.... and why?
The Glasgow St. Patrick's festival esteems to promote and celebrate the rich Irish cultural heritage of Glasgow and Scotland. The multi-generational Irish community in Scotland have through the years contributed positively to all sectors of Scottish Society. The cultural dynamics of Gaelic music, language, dance and sport have enjoyed and continue to foster a rich Irish identity and culture in Scotland. The festival looks to act as a vehicle to continue to celebrate this Irish tapestry while promoting and celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Scotland. Glasgow's St. Patrick's festival is open to all the citizens of Scotland. We look forward to seeing you during the festival.
The Glasgow St. Patrick's Festival is a non-profit organisation and all proceeds from the festival are reinvested equally in the continuation of the festival in future years, and to help fund the Emerald Lunch Club, a project operated in conjunction with the Irish Heritage Foundation, Conradh na Gaeilge & Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann which provides afernoon lunch and entertainment for the elderly Irish (and wider) community throughout the year
We are indebted to our gernerous partners and sponsors who make it possible to host the festival. In particular we must thank the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland for their grant through the IGESP scheme and Merchant City Properties - operators of Merchant Square in Glasgow for their generous use of facilities during the festival period. Please visit our sponsors page to find out more information.