Ottawa Irish Festival ~ March 6 - 17, 2015

March 6 - 17
Annual Ottawa Irish Festival
Including 33rd annual St. Patrick's Parade and Party on March 14.

March 6
Proclamation of Ottawa Irish Festival by His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
Ottawa City Hall
Councillor's Chambers, 2nd Floor
11:00 am

Reception to follow. All welcome at attend.

March 7
Annual St. Patrick Celebration - 6pm
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
153 Woodroffe Avenue
6:00 PM

Live Irish music, song, dance, Irish stew, soda bread, tea, coffee and dessert

Info: Onagh at 613-726-7583

Saint Patrick's Basilica Dance

5:30 to 9 PM
Dinner at 6 PM. Music and dancing at 6:45 PM. Cash bar

Tickets $20.00 each and children under 12 free (youth goodwill offering)
Tickets may be purchased at
Info: or 613-793-6798

Celtic Tenors
Schenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd.

Tickets: $56.00, $48.00, $20.00
Info: Shenkman Arts Centre or 613-560-2787

March 8
Live Celtic music and breakfast
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street at Cumberland Street

Adults $5.00 and children $3.00

Info: or 613-225-1830

Travelling Pub Trivia
Location to be determined

Teams of four - $40.00

Info: or 613-223-6784

March 10
Authors Day
St. George's Church Parish Hall
415 Piccadilly Avenue

Sponsored by the Irish Seniors Drop-In Centre with authors Fiona Gilligan and Terence (Terry) Currie
Light lunch will be served and admission is free. All welcome.

Information: call 613-591-9194

March 12
Under the Big Top
St. Patrick's Home is celebrating its 150th Birthday
Centurion Conference Centre
170 Colonnade Road

Four course themed supper with entertainment
Tickets: $100.00

Info: or 613-731-4660 Ext. 352

Awards Night
moved to April with date to be announced

March 13
The Final Steps of Thomas D'Arcy McGee
A ghost walk in the downtown core and ending at D'Arcy McGee Irish Pub on Sparks Street for the traditional Irish Wake.

Cost $30.00 for the tour and party and $15.00 for the party only.

Information: Tracey at or 613-591-9194

Ireland Fund of Canada St. Patrick's Luncheon
Heart and Crown Irish Pub
67 Clarence Street in the Byward Market

12 noon

March 14
St. Patrick's Day Run for CHEO
Ottawa Irish Rugby Club Annual Run

To register contact

Annual 33rd St. Patrick's Parade and Grand Irish Party

Starts at 11:00 AM from the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue West, moves westward to Bank Street then south on Bank Street to Lansdowne Park.

150 volunteers needed for traffic control.
Contact Michael McLaughlin at if you can help.

The Ottawa Food Bank will be picking up non-perishable food items and cash donations

For parade application. click on the application package

Invitation Application
Details Rules

Grand Irish Party
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street at Cumberland Street
12 noon to 6:00 PM

Admissions: Adults (20 and over) $10.00, teens (13-19) $5.00, children (0-12) free and parade volunteers free

Info: Tracey at or 613-591-9194

Comhaltas Ceílí dinner/dance
Blessed Sacrament Church Hall
194 Fourth Avenue in The Glebe
8:00 to 11:00 PM

Tickets: $38.09 Eventbrite

March 15
2015 Ottawa Rose Selection
Rose of Tralee Ottawa Centre - 3:00 PM

Cocktail attire encouraged
Tickets $25.00


March 17
Saint Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day mass at St. Patrick's Basilica

St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
310 St. Patrick Street at Cumberland Street
12 noon to 3:00 PM

Join CTV's Carol Anne Meehan at Saint Brigid's centre for the Arts/Irish Canadian Cultural Centre
Advance tickets only - $45.00

Info: 613-222-0710

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