More than just a parade
A Skills Display
11am -3.30pm - Dublin Castle
From abseiling to bomb disposal, watch the pro's put their skills to the test. Kids (and adults) can experience the vehicles and equipment up close.
An international line up
Bands have always been a big part of the spectacle and this year is no exception. We are always proud to welcome the bands of foreign services.
12.00 noon - Parnell Sq to Dublin Castle
Join the crowds as they watch a thousand Services personnel and their vehicles wind their way through the city. Follow them to Dublin Castle to see the vehicles and equipment put through its paces in the exciting Skills Display.
7.30pm Aug 31st - National Concert Hall
Tickets from €20
Bands include: Garda Band, N.A.S. Pipes and drums.
Plus special guests: Jack Luckeman, Sibeal, The Bonny Men, October Fires
It's a day to feel proud
A nation honours its retired Services heroes.
And for the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice - this is their day.
Message from an Taoiseach
'Our emergency services operate nationwide and are part of the fabric of every community. Making this event a national one will ensure these important services get the public recognition they so rightly deserve across the entire country.'