Celebrate Korea’s Largest Saint Patrick’s Day 2018 Festival in Seoul

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on March 17th here in Korea at Daesung’s wonderful D-Cube City plaza, Sindorim, Seoul.

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities will begin at 1 pm and continue until 6 pm under the central theme of this year event “An Irish welcome” (“Failte” in Gaeilge language).

The Irish Association of Korea wants to share Ireland’s rich culture and Celtic history with the people of Korea and it hopes to achieve this through a feast of Irish dancing, Irish traditional music and audience participation.

At the open air festival on March 17th you will hear the traditional and modern sounds of Ireland through the many talented musical and dance acts the festival has lined up. On the day you will hear a variety of instruments like the Irish tin whistle, the fiddle and the accordion. You can watch a fusion of traditional and modern Irish dance performed by award winning Korean dancers, while also listening to the sounds of old style Irish singing and Irish influenced rock music.

Since it was founded in 2000, the IAK has entertained thousands of Koreans and expats alike by sharing Irish culture and a flavor of Ireland. Experience the sounds of a country heaped in tradition, history and culture without even leaving Seoul. Irish music is alive and Irish culture is here waiting to be explored.

There are plenty of family orientated and fun cultural activities ready to be enjoyed like face painting with traditional Irish symbols, demonstrations of Irish sport by Seoul’s very own GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) team, you can learn to speak our language Gaeilge and you can also participate in learning an Irish musical instrument.

For children or the young at heart you can participate in our fancy dress competition based on our “Irish Welcome” theme.  The best dressed lad or lass will be in with a chance to win a great prize as will the best dressed child.

On the day you will also have the chance to win return flights for two to Ireland, thanks to our kind sponsors Etihad Airways who fly to Ireland daily via Abu Dhabi.

Become Irish for the day at this free event. So feel free to come along to make new friends and remember to blend in by wearing plenty of green as a nod to our national colour and to St. Patrick himself.

Once the entertainment ends at Sindorim, remember to come along to the St. Patrick’s Day after party (‘THE HOOLEY’) where the fun will continue with a mix of live traditional and modern music. “The Hooley” runs from 7pm until 1am in the famed live music venues “CLUB FF’S and GOGO’S 1” in Hongdae. Admission is 10,000 won and this will give you access to both events. This is a fundraiser for future IAK events. This will the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Seoul so do not miss out! Tickets will be on sale at the festival or at the door of Club FF’s on the day of the festival.

Keep an eye on the Irish Association of Korea Facebook, Twitter @IrishinKorea or our website www.irishassociationofkorea.kr for more details on our giveaway and Festival and Hooley line ups.

About the IAK:

The Irish Association of Korea is a voluntary organization that promotes Ireland and all things Irish in Korea. Founded in the year 2000, it hosts several big events each year as well as supporting charity projects. 

The IAK offers people the opportunity to find out more about the culture and history of Ireland and its culture. Whether you’re interested in volunteering your time with the group or simply wish to join one of the events, feel free to contact them at;

Email: irishassociationkorea@gmail.com

Twitter: @irishinkorea

Facebook: Irish Association of Korea

Musicians at St. Patrick’s Day:

  • Sweet Murphy’s Fancy – Irish Rock Music
  • The Strumpunks – Irish Rock
  • Just in time – International Rock & Pop
  • Boss Hagwon – American Folk
  • Ceoltoiri Korea – Traditional Irish music
  • Celtic Asia- Irish traditional music played by Korean & Japanese Musicians


  • Tap Pung – A Korean Irish dancing troop

“The Hooley”

  • Boss Hagwon – American Folk
  • Pentasonic – R&B Funk
  • Sweet Murphy’s Fancy – Irish Rock Music
  • Ceoltoiri Korea – Traditional Irish music
  • The Stumpunks – Irish Rock
  • Just in time  – International Rock & Pop
  • Sotto Gamba – R&B Soul
  • Scott Hildebrand – American folk
  • Jason Lisko – Contemporary and Traditional Music

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