St Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate all things Irish at the Giant's Causeway with fun for all the family.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Those pesky leprechauns have woken Finn from his slumber with their festivities. Follow their trail to the stones and be rewarded with gold. There will also be face-painting, balloon modeling, crafts and traditional music.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Giant's Causeway


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £9.00
Child N/A £4.50
Family N/A £22.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Pre-purchase and save: visit and save £1.50 on adult admission, £1 on child admission and £3.50 on family admission.

Go green and save: arrive by public transport, bicycle or on foot and save £2 on adult admission, £1.25 on child admission and £5 on family admission.

Green admission discount also available from Park and Ride in Bushmills village (March to October). Green savings applied at admission point.

Shuttlebus to stones is operated by Translink and a separate charge applies to non-members.


The basics

Booking details
Call 028 2073 1855
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre
What to bring and wear
Suitable footwear for walking.
The Visitor Centre is fully accessible by wheelchair/buggy. There is a shuttle bus (at an extra charge) up and down to the stones which is wheelchair/buggy friendly.
Dogs on leads are welcome on site but assistance dogs only are permitted within the Visitor Centre.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 March 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 March 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 March 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Giant's Causeway Tourist Information
Call 028 2073 1855

Upcoming events

Spring Community Open Day

Sat 11 Mar 2017
Come enjoy the full Visitor Experience at the Giant's Causeway free of charge.

St Patrick's Day Festival

Fri 17 Mar 2017
Celebrate all things Irish at the Giant's Causeway with fun for all the family.

Easter Sunday celebrations

Sun 16 Apr 2017
Fun for all the family this Easter Sunday