Reasons to Stay Local on St. Patrick's Day

11 Mar 2020

As a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus, many large events have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. This will impact our nationwide celebrations to mark St. Patrick’s Day 2020. But it is not all doom and gloom as events with smaller attendance numbers are proceeding so people can still enjoy the festivities.


Lightning Comedy in aid of Aware – 16 March

After a sold-out fundraiser event last year, Lightning Comedy will bring the craic to Swords again! On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, The Chalk Venue will come alive as award winning playwright, David Gilna, will host a fundraising comedy night in aid of Aware mental health charity. There is a variety of national and international comic geniuses taking to the stage. While the venue has changed (Swords Castle in 2019), the promise of side-splitting non-stop laughter has not! At a time where fear is dominant, comedy is the perfect catharsis 😊 Tickets are €10 – book here.


Pssst … there is a raffle on the night with some deadly prizes!!!



Aware Harbour2 Harbour – 17 March

Aware announced that in the interest of public health this walk is postponed and will not proceed on the 17 March as planned. The good news is that purchased tickets will remain valid for a revised date that will be announced once finalised. So, something to look forward to! Keep an eye on the Aware website for the new walk date. We look forward to having our Aware bus at the Halfway Hooley for weary legs to rest on when the new date is agreed!



St. Patricks Day Parade in Swords

Due to the precautions taken on mass gatherings this year, Swords local parade will not be taking place. We were looking forward to being part of it again this year, but alas we will have to wait until next year!


If a trip into Dublin city centre is off the cards this St. Patrick’s Day, pop along to the best comedy night happening in Swords Village for a great laugh 😉