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What is the St Patrick's Family Fun Day?

The St Patrick's Family Fun Day is an annual event hosted by the Melbourne Irish Festival. The not-for-profit event is open to all, and brings people together to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. 


The festival is an opportunity to come together, reflect on the true nature of a modern and diverse Irish community, and its contribution to the fabric of Australian society today.

Photos from our 2022 Festival thanks to the amazing Adam Purcell

Home - Raffle Tix

Raffle Tickets

Fundraising tickets are the primary source of revenue for the Melbourne Irish Festival Committee, your support makes it happen, thank you!
UPDATE 27/3/23: Raffle is now complete. 

The lucky winners are:

Prize            Ticket Number

1st               1077

2nd              1320

3rd               336 

4th               1279

5th               937

6th               790

7th               1248

8th               1115

9th               1395

10th             391

11th             142

12th             1425

13th             1083

14th             1198

15th             546

16th             1339

1st Prize - 2 Return tickets to Ireland

2 Return Tickets to Ireland Proudly sponsored by

Maximum value of prize is $5000. (terms and conditions apply).

2nd Prize- National Celtic Festival at Portalington Experience

Exclusive package trip for 2 to the National Celtic Festival.

3rd Prize - A Taste Ireland Hamper

Valued at $250

Plus many more prizes! 

Home - Festival Info

When: Sunday 26th March, 12-5pm
Where: Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy




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Zeon are known for their quirky adaptations of popular tunes as well as their Irish-inspired originals. They’ll make you want to stomp your feet, dance, laugh, and sing. Strap in for some high energy Indie-Irish folk music


Maggie Carty & 
Mairtin Staunton

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Maggie and Máirtín will be performing at the St Patrick's Family Fun Day in 2023. A Boyle native, Maggie comes from a long line of musicians. She is a talented banjo player and singer. Máirtín will join her playing the Flute and Vocals. You can expect a mix of traditional Irish folk music with harmonies and jazz undertones!


Mick Ryan

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Mick is a singer-songwriter and folk balladeer from Baile Átha Cliath that played the open mic scene in Dublin alongside acts like Damien Dempsey, Damien Rice, and Guggenheim Grotto. He'll be at the festival to perform Irish ballads, which you'll be keen to sing along. From traditional ballads and crowd favourites like Spancil Hill, Raglan Road, The Green Fields of France and more. Who is up for a sing-a-long???


Rhythm Kitchen

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Rhythm Kitchen are a musical duo performing Irish, Celtic Rock and Classic Covers [60's - 90's]. Front man Ronnie Tedford from Co. Armagh in the North of Ireland has been performing in various line ups for 30 years in The Melbourne Pubs & Irish Venues Scene.




There will be some excellent Melbourne Irish Dance Schools attending and performing at the Festival. The schools performing include:

  • O'Connor School of Irish Dancing

  • Cosgriff Irish Dancing School

  • Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing

Thank you to our sponsors and donors

The Melbourne Irish Festival Committee would like to thank the following organisations for their support and generous donations, without which the festival could not happen. 

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By Car:  Edinburgh Gardens is situated in suburban North Fitzroy, Mel Ref 44 B1.  The Gardens are bordered by Brunswick street and this is perhaps the most convenient street to access the Gardens.  There is parking around the Gardens but you will more than likely have to pay.  Please pay attention to the parking instructions provided to avoid any fines.  To plan your trip we suggest using the Google Maps link provided.  


By Tram:  Trams 11 and 112, the Fitzroy Bowls Club/Brunswick St stop.  

For more details click on the Yarra Trams website.


By Train: Rushall is the nearest train station to Edinburgh Gardens.  See the map to the right for more detail. On exiting Rushall station head southwest on Falconer Street until you reach Edinburgh Gardens.  


Would you like to be a friend of the festival?

If you enjoyed the festival and would like to see it continue in the future please consider donating or contributing in some way. We are always looking for volunteers to help us run the festival.  
Contact Us through email or Facebook, come and have a chat with us in the Information tent at the festival.


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