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SHIFT INTO GEAR AT THE ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL CÉILÍ

SHIFT INTO GEAR AT THE ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL CÉILÍ
Rev up for a great time on Monday, March 16th

10th March 2015: Dancing Superstar Dearbhla Lennon, céilí dancers and Festival Parade characters made a pit-stop in Parnell Square, Dublin this morning en route to the St. Patrick’s Festival Céilí. Travelling in their Volkswagen Golf, the Official Car Partner of the 2015 Festival, the group pulled over at the Hugh Lane Gallery to check directions to the Festival Céilí which will take place in St. Stephen’s Green from 16:30 on Monday afternoon, March 16th.
The Festival Céilí invites everyone from beginners to experts to come down and join in the fun at this outdoor celebration of traditional Irish music and dance. The event is free of charge and will see dancing superstar Dearbhla Lennon joined by a host of professional dancers and instructors sure to help you get into the Festival spirit on Monday afternoon.
Susan Kirby, CEO of St. Patrick’s Festival commented; “The Festival Céilí is always one of the most popular events in the programme and a unique way for both locals and visitors alike to experience the best in Irish music and dancing. I am delighted that Volkswagen Ireland is on board as the Official Car Partner of this year’s Festival and it is great to see our Festival Céilí MC, Dearbhla Lennon, dancers and characters arrive in such style. The Festival Céilí is great fun and suitable for those young and old so I encourage everyone to come down and be part of the celebrations on Monday, 16
th March.”

Renowned céilí caller Jerry O'Reilly will lead céilí-goers through the classics which will be demonstrated by the Brooks Academy dancers, accompanied by the Matt Cunningham Band and a host of award-winning musicians.
Paul O’Sullivan, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars commented; “We are very excited to see the Volkswagen Golf line up as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade this year. The Volkswagen Golf continues to be one of the most popular cars in Ireland and is a great example of the long heritage Volkswagen has in Ireland”
 Speaking about the event, MC Dearbhla Lennon said; “For me, the Festival Céilí is one of the highlights of the Festival programme. The dances are great fun to learn with friends and family, and suitable for all abilities so come join us, we promise you’ll have the craic!”

Another highlight of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2015 programme is the Festival’s cultural programme, I Love My City. Curated by St. Patrick’s Festival, the series of evocative and intimate cultural events and happenings, featuring both established and emerging artists, from a variety of disciplines including literature, music, film, spoken-word, photography, design, visual art and more will be presented over the 4 days of the Festival, 14th – 17th March. The events are either FREE ticketed or PAID ticketed and those wishing to register or buy tickets for all events should visit www.stpatricksfestival.ie
The Festival Céilí is free of charge and will take place at St. Stephen’s Green on Monday, March 16th from 4.30pm -7.30pm.