Brisbane Irish Festival Events Calendar
Please click here for the 2013 Brisbane Irish Festival Events Program
Brisbane Irish Festival Events
Saturday 9 March – Brisbane Irish Festival Ball
The Irish Australian Support Association (IASAQ) invites you to the Brisbane Irish Festival Ball
Tara Ballroom - The Irish Club, 175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane
7:00pm until late
Dress: Black Tie or Lounge Suit
Tickets: $90pp or $850 per table of 10 - Includes 3 Course meal and entertainment from 'The Baby Boomers Party Band'
RSVP - Thursday 28th February
Sunday 10 March – St Patrick’s Festival Family Sports Day: Willawong
Gates open a 10:30am
Queensland Gaelic Football Park 308 Bowhill Rd, Willawong 4110 (UBD 219 B2)
A great day of Irish Entertainment for all the family
Hurling & Camogie exhibition games – world’s fastest men and women’s field games
Rousing Performances by Brisbane’s own Irish Australian band Murphy’s Pigs
Tug-O-War Competitions – international, interstate and local teams
Athletics for men, women and children
Irish Dancing displays throughout the day
Gaelic Football Matches- men and women
NEW Go Gaelic Football for under 12's
PLUS Free carnival rides for children, lucky gate prize at 4pm, food and refreshments, licences bar – no eskies
Admission: Adults $10/ Children free includes rides & jumping castle
John Mitchels GFC
Men’s Football: Ger Johnston 0450 139 933
Women's Football: Helen Murphy 0447 622 790
Club Contact: Ronan Brady 0420 714 268
East Celts GFC
Contact: Enda Brady 0449 112 302
Club President Glenn Carpenter on 0423 816 573
Sunday 10 March - Tara Singers Concert
The QIA Tara Singers Present: "It's a Great day to be Irish"
Singing many Irish favourites such as: ‘Believe me if all those Endearing’, ‘Young Charms’, ‘The Harp that Once’, ‘Carickfergus’, ‘Lake Isle of Innisfree’, and many more.
You will enjoy sing-alongs and laugh at James Donegan’s Irish Humour.
Musical Director: David O'Keeffe
Accompanist: Tim Li
Compere: James Donegan
When: Sunday 10 March 2013, 2:00pm
Where: Tara Ballroom – The Irish Club 175 Elizabeth St
Saturday 9 March - The Irish Radio Program on 4EB
When: Saturday 9 & 16 March
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where: Radio 4EB 98.1FM
The Irish Radio Program on 4EB - for all the best in Irish Music, news, chat and info from the Irish Australia community.
For more than 30 years the Irish Community Radio Program has been broadcasting from the studios of 4EBFM 98.1, Brisbane’s only fulltime ethnic broadcaster.
You can listen to the best in Irish Music and all the latest news and events from Ireland and Irish Australia.
The program runs for 1 hour and all programs are produced and presented by volunteers. New members and presenters are most welcome.
Saturday 9 March 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Tune in to hear the very latest information on the Brisbane Irish Festival and your chance to win a double pass to see Finbar Furey at The Irish Club, Elizabeth Street
Saturday 16 March 12.30pm to 1.30pm
The 4EB Irish Show hits the streets for the St Patricks's Day Parade. Listen in to hear how the participants and spectators enjoyed the parade
Sunday10 March Fr.Ted Night!
The Irish Club Presents: Fr. Ted Night "Down with that sort of thing!"
When: Sunday 10th March
Where: Tara House - The Irish Club - 175 Elizabeth Street
For the first time ever, the Queensland Irish Club is hosting a Fr. Ted Night including the infamous 'Lovely Girl' Competition, fancy dress and Fr. Ted themed trivia. Prizes on the night for best dressed, the most 'Lovely Girl' and More
If you don't know about Fr. Ted ... Watch him here !
Wednesday 13 March - Finbar Furey
Finbar Furey is back for another entertaining night of Irish Music
When: Wednesday 13th March Doors Open 7pm
Where: 'Tara House' The Irish Club 175 Elizabeth Street
Tickets: $55 Available now from Reception at The Irish Club or Over the phone (07) 3221 5699
Finbar Furey has a unique pedigree - an All Ireland Uillean Pipe and Whistle Champion, singer/songwriter as well as playing 5-string banjo and guitar and now actor . Finbar has been round the block many times with brother Eddie, recording for Transatlantic records in the 60's and after 30 years of phenomenal success as the frontman for the family group, Finbar decided it was time to pursue his solo career and concentrate particularly on his own song writing, singing and playing the instruments for which he is loved- the uileann pipes, 5 string banjo and the low whistle. Finbar's reputation as a solo artist has increased with every performance. He has toured extensively in Britain, Australia and Europe, treating audiences to evenings of pure Irish magic, great music, good humour, and the charm and sparkling wit associated with one of Ireland's greats. raconteurs.
Friday 15 March - Murphy's Pigs - Queens Street Mall
See the amazing traditional Irish Band with a twist 'Murphy's Pigs' perform live on Queen Street Mall
When: Friday 15th March
Times: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Friday 15 March - St Patrick's Eve Dinner
When: Friday 15 March 2013, arrive 6:15pm, start 6:45pm
Where: Tara House – 175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
The 115th Annual St Patrick’s Eve Dinner will be held in the magnificent Tara Ballroom. The St Patrick’s Even Dinner is the premier event on the Queensland Irish Association’s calendar with invitations extended to all Kindred Societies, together with Federal, State and Church leaders along with Senior Officers from our Armed Services in Queensland.
2-course meal including beer, wine and softdrinks.
Tickets now on sale for Members *On Sale to the General Public 1st February 2013
Tickets $125pp available for a limited time, please call (07) 3221 5699 for further information.
Saturday 16 March – Brisbane St Patrick’s Day Parade
The 24th annual Brisbane St Patrick's Day Parade kick’s off at 10:30am sharp from the corner of George and Elizabeth St.
This year's parade is themed 'Wondering Souls', with the amazing feature. 'The Boy Explorer'. A 15 foot puppet will march through the city of Brisbane and is not to be missed! Come and celebrate all things Irish by Watching and cheering on the parade, with dancers, singers, musicians, theatricals, and various other local businesses.
Please Download The 2013 Parade Route Here
The Parade commences at 10.30am sharp. Be a part of the 35,000+ crowd!
Join is for a fantastic family day out!
St Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday 16th March 2013
Approx.Times Suburb Road Reference
0800 – 1200hrs City George St Adelaide Street to Charlotte Street
One traffic lane on northwest side of George Street to remain open for emergency vehicles.
1030 – 1130hrs City Elizabeth Street George Street to Edward Street
1045 – 1145hrs City Edward Street Elizabeth Street to Mary Street
1025 – 1200hrs City Elizabeth St off ramp to Riverside Expressway
Road closures will be conducted by Queensland Police on a rolling basis as parade procession moves through the parade route
Sunday 17 March - Mass on St Patrick's Day
When: Sunday 17 March 2013, 10:00am
Where: St Stephen’s Cathedral