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St. Patrick’s Day Parades in County Donegal

Ardara, 18th March 2019 @ 3:30pm

St Patrick’s Weekend, Fri 16th to Sunday 18th March, 2019.

St Patricks Parade on Sunday 18th March at 3.30pm
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This year the Parade celebrates 34 years, so a special parade is planned with loads of fun and laughter.

Ardara International Walking Festival
Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks
Contact John Damian Gallagher +353 (0)87 6655828

If you would like to enter a float, please contact Margaret on +353 (0)87 2023033

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Ballybofey & Stranorlar, 17th March 2019 @ 3pm

The Twin Towns St Patrick’s Day parade is now in its 7th year. In that short time the parade has become the biggest annual Community event in the Finn Valley. Each year there is a consistent entry of between 35 and 40 floats in the parade and the day draws thousands of people who line the streets to enjoy what is an established and fun family day.

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This year’s theme is Heros and Heroines and entrants have embraced the theme with creative, imaginative and colourful floats entered in the five categories of Community, Schools, Sport, Music and Dance and Business.

The Twins Town’s parade organising committee encourage a Carnival approach with floats being created that don’t use lorries, vans or cars. Instead entrants are asked to create floats that can be pushed or pulled along.  This approach has been adopted by participants every year and the standard of creativity, imagination and craftsmanship never fails to impress.

Spectators are encouraged to gather on the street from 2:45pm to ensure a good vantage point.  The parade will start at 3pm in Stranorlar at Chapel Street and proceed across the town before turning down Navenny Street and Chestnut Lane. It will finish in the Health Board car park.

If you are travelling to the towns to watch the parade there will be parking in all the main car parks and side streets as normal. The only restricted area will be the main route which the parade passes along.

The Main Street will be closed to through traffic from approximately 3:00pm in order to facilitate the parade.  There will be diversion signs in place for anyone wishes to pass around the town.  We expect the road to be opened again by approximately 4.30pm

The organising committee would like to thank the staff of BASICC, the local businesses, schools, clubs and community groups, the judges, An Garda Siochana, Donegal County Council Roads Office and all who stay in or travel to the Twins Towns for the day without whom it will be impossible to hold this fun, family event.

☘Calling ALL Businesses!!!!☘
What are you doing on March 17th?? Taking part in our parade of course!!!
PM via Facebook us now to book your place! FB: @basicc.twintowns

If you would like to be part of the parade please don’t hesitate to contact us on 074 91 90909 or 086 3142886 or email

Ballyshannon, 17th March 2018 @ 2pm

The parade will start on Tir Conail St, before travelling along Main St, Beleek Rd and back via the Port to the Market Yard. The route of the parade will close from 2pm until 3pm.

Those not attending the parade should use the N15 Ballyshannon Bypass.

The Ballyshannon St Patricks Day Parade was re-instated in 1998 and has run every year since. Last year there were 8 bands, 30 floats and 15 community groups in participation.  The organisers are, Jim Kane Chairperson, John F Mc Gee Treasurer, Seamus Langan Secretary.  Email address is: Contact phone number 086 3178648

Buncrana, 17th March 2018 @ 2pm

Buncrana’s St Patrick’s Day – please note new time of 2pm.

Fancy Dress, Vintage Cars Machinery, Walkers, Schools, Scouts etc.
Assemble Scoil Mhuire Grounds.


Bundoran, 17th March 2019 @ 3:30pm

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Once again the annual St Patrick’s Day parade will take place in Bundoran on the 17th of March at 3:30pm. This free event will see thousands of people flock into Bundoran to experience the annual parade which will include floats, bands and more marching down the Main Street!

If you are a business or community group wishing to take part in this year’s parade, please log on to and fill out the registration form.

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Carrigart, 17th March 2018 @ 1pm

Donegal Town, 17th March 2018 @ 1:00pm

Enjoy the Craic and Festivities in the Heart of Donegal Town this St. Patrick’s Day.

Due to the Ireland V England Rugby International on St. Patrick’s Day, the organisers have decided to reschedule the Donegal Town Parade from 3pm to 1pm.

Dungloe, 17th March 2018 @ 3:00pm

Further updates available on Facebook 


Dunfanaghy, 17th March 2018 @ 1:30pm

Falcarragh, 17th March 2017 @ 2.30pm

We’re delighted to have our All Ireland Champions Buíon Cheoil Sinsear Chloich Cheann Fhaola and Meenderry Reunion Band this Saturday to parade and fill our streets with music & color 

Parade Starts @ 2.30pm just before Ireland 🇮🇪 take on England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 & hopefully win the Grand Slam.

Updates also available on Facebook page: Focus on Falcarragh


Keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook: @glenties

Unfortunately we have to announce the cancellation of the proposed St Patricks Day Midnight parade. The decision was unanimously taken at last night’s meeting, the main reason is because of the unavailability of marching bands. With bands not being available(apart from Maghera) just makes it impossible to have a parade without them. This wasn’t an easy decison after last year’s success, but we exhausted every avenue to try to make it work but it just couldn’t be done. It now makes last year’s even more special. Happy St Patricks day, go out and still enjoy your Friday night entertainment still on in the bars.

Update by Glenties Community Development Group

Killybegs, 17th March 2018 @ 2pm

Killybegs Paddy’s Day Parade starts at 2.00pm from St. Catherine’s Vocational School. Time for all businesses, clubs, organisations or individuals to get thinking about your float. If you haven’t taken part previously, why not make 2018 your first attempt!

All participating groups and floats assemble at St Catherine’s VEC at 1.00pm.

For information please contact Barry: 087-6997856 or Ann: 086-0522834

Letterkenny, 17th March 2018 @ 2pm

Join Letterkenny for the biggest & best St. Patrick’s Day parade in Donegal, a family fun themed day celebrating all things Irish with lots of music, colour & dance!

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Mevagh, 17th March 2018 @ 1pm

If you, your business, club or group are interested in taking part in this year’s parade, please contact Maggie on 083 1444590 or Booking forms are available in Carrigart Hotel, Logues Bar, Sheephaven Credit Union, Cuan na Ri or from our Facebook page Mevagh St Patrick’s Day Parade

Anyone interested in helping out with this year’s parade, or if anyone would like help with their floats, please contact Noel on 087 2537107.


Moville, 17th March 2018 @ 2.30pm

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