A national thank you to the brave people who keep us safe every day.

  • What's on

    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.

    The Bands

    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.

    The Parade

    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.

    A Concert

    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

    Jack L will be joining the Concert!

    7.30pm Aug 31st - National Concert Hall

    We’re delighted to announce that Jack L. will be one of our special guests at our annual concert.


    He'll join bands such as: The Garda Band, N.A.S. Pipes and drums. And our other special guests: , Sibeal, The Bonny Men, and October Fires


    Tickets from €20

  • It's a family-friendly day out

    Marching bands, a fire engine, face painting and food trucks

    - all in the grounds of Dublin Castle.

    It's a chance to say 'thanks'

    This is one day to recognise that Services personnel

    put it all on the line for us every day.

    It's an opportunity to learn

    Find out how you can help in an emergency.

    Learn about volunteering.

    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.

    It's an all-action experience.

    Get up close and personal with the equipment

    as the pros put their skills to the test.

  • 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.'


    Any questions? just drop us a line.