What’s on: 10 unmissable live events in Ireland this March

March is a big month for Ireland as the country celebrates its patron saint, Saint Patrick, so it’s no surprise a lot is going on throughout the month.

Lots of international artists, as well as some homegrown talent, will be putting on shows throughout the month with everything from music to comedy to circus on ice. Here are ten unmissable live events happening in Ireland this March.

10. Cirque du Soleil: Crystal (Belfast) – gymnastics on ice!

Cirque du Soleil is one of the best events in Ireland this March.
Credit: @CirqueduSoleil / Facebook

The SSE Arena will be transformed into a magical ice-circus experience at the end of the month with Cirque du Soleil: Crystal.

The show will be in Belfast for six performances between 25th to 29th of March, and it promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before as it blends circus arts and ice-skating.

When: Wednesday 25th-Sunday 29th March 2020

Address: 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

How much: £38-75

Event link: HERE

9. Steve Martin and Martin Short (Belfast and Dublin) – for laugh-out-loud chuckles

Steve Martin and Martin Short in their comedy show is one of the best events in Ireland this March.
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US Comedian’s Steve Martin and Martin Short will be bringing their critically-acclaimed tour ‘The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment’ to Ireland this March.

The comedy duo, who are among the most influential comedians of the last century, will be sure to give you an unforgettable night of laughs. They will also be joined on stage by Grammy-Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

When: Dublin 11th March and Belfast 12th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland and 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

How much: £40-76/€65.70-89

Event link: HERE

8. Give My Head Peace Live (Belfast) – for all the local humour you can handle

Another of the top events in Ireland this March is Give My Head Peace Live in Belfast.
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The popular BBC Northern Ireland TV show will be coming to the Ulster Hall in Belfast at the start of March.

For eight days, fans of the show will be able to see their favourite characters, including Ma, Da, Cal, and Billy live in action. Full of local humour, it’s a show not to be missed.

When: Sunday 1st March-Sunday 8th March 2020

Address: 34 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF

How much: £25

Event link: HERE

7. Halsey (Dublin) – the pop sensation takes to the stage

Halsey performing live in Dublin is one of the top events in Ireland this March.
Credit: @HalseyMusic / Facebook

American singer-songwriter Halsey will be taking to the stage in Dublin’s 3Arena in the middle of the month.

She’ll be bringing her Halsey: Manic World Tour to Ireland ahead of the release of her much anticipated third album Manic so fans will be in for a treat.

When: Tuesday 10th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €57-71

Event link: HERE

6. The Who (Dublin) – one of the greatest rock bands ever

The Who is a great band and their performance in Dublin will be one of the best events in Ireland this March.
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One of the top three greatest rock legacies in music, selling over 100 million albums worldwide, The Who, are coming to Dublin for one night only in March.

Following the success of their Moving On! show in Wembley Stadium last July, the band announced their 2020 tour to support their most recent self-titled album released in November 2019.

When: Wednesday 18th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €68 – 89

Event link: HERE

5. St. Patrick’s Festival (Dublin) – the greatest day of the year

St Patrick's Day is happening this March and is one of the best events in Ireland this March.

We couldn’t make a list of the top live events happening in Ireland throughout March without a mention for the annual St. Patrick’s Festival.

This year’s programme is set to have five great days and nights of festivities between the 13th and 17th of March leading up to the festival, parade, and grandstands.

When: Friday 13th– Tuesday 17th March 2020

Address: Dublin

How much: Varying prices

Event link: HERE

4. The Script (Belfast and Dublin) – the Irish stars return home

One of the world's biggest Irish bands, The Script, will be a great show to catch this coming month.

The Script will be bringing their 2020 tour to Belfast and Dublin this March.

The Irish rock band will be promoting their sixth album, Sunsets and Full Moons, so this is a must-see for fans of the group.

When: Belfast Tuesday 3rd March, Dublin Thursday 5th– Saturday 7th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland and 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

How much: €48-74/ £30.00-54.50

Event link: HERE

3. The 1975 (Dublin) – one of the biggest bands in the world right now

The 1975 is one of the hottest bands in the world today so be sure to catch them in Dublin this March.
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English pop-rock band The 1975 will be in Dublin at the very start of March setting the month off to an excellent start for live events.

Fans of the band are in for a treat as they will be touring in support of their recently-released fourth album Notes on a Conditional Form which came out in February this year.

When: Tuesday 3rd March

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €52-58

Event link: HERE

2. Country to Country Music Festival (Dublin) – for fans of everything country

Country to Country is a great music festival coming to Ireland this month.
Credit: @C2CDublin / Facebook

Country music fans will be happy to hear it’s that time of year again: yes, it’s time for Country to Country in Dublin.

This year’s three-day festival will feature headliners Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Darius Rucker alongside supports such as Old Dominion, Brett Young, and Jordan Davis.

When: Friday 13th March-Sunday 15th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: Day tickets €61-114, Weekend tickets: €161-715

Event link: HERE

1. Lewis Capaldi – jokes and music, what more could you want?

Lewis Capaldi, the singer known for his humour, is taking his tour to Ireland this March.
Credit: www.3Arena.ie

Music’s man of the moment, Lewis Capaldi, will be coming to Dublin this March.

The Scottish singer-songwriter will be touring his debut hit album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. As well as an excellent musical performance, fans are sure to come away laughing as Lewis will undoubtedly be cracking some of his jokes that he is well known for.

When: Sunday 8th March-Monday 9th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €48-57

Event link: HERE

There you have it, our top ten unmissable events you need to catch in Ireland this March.

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Siân McQuillan is a student at Queen's University Belfast currently studying a masters degree in media and broadcast Production. When she is not studying or off exploring somewhere new, you will find her expressing her love of writing and visual storytelling by creating content for her online blog and YouTube channel. More than anything else, she loves sharing her travel experiences both abroad and closer to home in Ireland with the hope of inspiring others to visit somewhere new.