St. Patrick’s Day Parades in County Donegal
Ardara, 18th March 2019 @ 3:30pm
St Patrick’s Parade takes place on Monday 18th March at 3.30pm.
Anyone interested in putting in floats or bands are welcome.
Contact 087 2023033 or 087 2424590 for more informations and to book bands or floats.
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.
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.
Route: 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.
Road Closures: The Main Street will be closed to through traffic from approximately 3:00pm. There will be diversion signs in place for anyone who wishes to pass around the town. Road to be open again by approximately 4.30pm.
Parking: All the main car parks and side streets as normal. The only restricted area will be the main route which the parade passes along.
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Ballyshannon, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 2pm
Route: Starts from the Fair Green at the top of the town.
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.
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Contact phone number 086 3178648
Buncrana, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 3pm
St Patrick’s Day Buncrana will take place Sunday 17th March at 3pm
Bundoran, Sunday, 17th March at 3:30pm
The St. Patrick’s Parade in Bundoran, Co. Donegal will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3:30pm. Approx. 10,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will start at the East End before travelling along Main St through to the West End. It will turn at the Post Office and come back down the West End. The parade route will be closed from 3:15pm until approximately 4:30pm. Those not attending the parade or wishing to travel from Donegal to Sligo should use the N15 Bundoran Bypass.
Route: Starts at the East End before travelling along Main St through to the West End. It will turn at the Post Office and come back down the West End before finishing at the Magh Ene College on Church Rd.
Road Closures: The parade route will be closed from 3:15pm until approximately 4:30pm. Those not attending the parade or wishing to travel from Donegal to Sligo should use the N15 Bundoran Bypass.
For more info see www.discoverbundoran.com/stpatricksday
Burtonport, Sunday, 17th March 2019
St. Patrick’s Day preparations are well under way in Burtonport as the community pull together to host the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day event in St Columbas community centre. Aas usual the St. Patrick’s day celebrations begin with 11:30am mass in Acres, followed by a celebration of Irish culture in the hall from 12noon – 2pm. The community are looking for donations of gifts that could be used as prizes on the day.
Traditional marching bands, dancers and musicians will all be performing on the day whilst refreshments of Irish stew and home baking will be available to all.
Entry is by donation on the day. This event doubles as a fundraiser for the local lifeboat fund, the Burtonport Festival and the local community centre.
The 2019 Leprachaun Hunt, Sat, 9th – Sun, 17th March at 6pm
Finnegans Gold is the theme of the 2019 Leprechaun hunt which will take place over a week on Burtonport Old Railway Walk / Siuloid An Sean Bhothar Iarainn.
The hunt is a great way to get outdoors with the family on a short 3km (return) linear walk on the run up to St Patricks Day.
The cost is €5.00 per entry sheet and one is suffcient for all the family. Funds raised from the walk will help Rosses CDP continue to develop their sensory garden at their premises in Dungloe, Co. Donegal. Have fun and enjoy the trip.
Carrick, Saturday, 16th March 2019 at 2pm
Carrigart, Sunday 17th March 2019 at 1pm
Cashel Village, Glencolmcille, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 4pm
Creeslough, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 12noon
Donegal Town, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 3pm
Donegal Town are looking forward to celebrating our National Holiday with our Annual Parade on Sunday 17th March 2019 at 3.00 pm which brings large crowds to the Town.
Competitions on the day will take place in the following categories:
1. Best Dressed Window Display
2. Best Community Float
3. Best Business Float
4. Best School Float
5. Best Band
RTÉ will be filming this year’s parade and all business and community groups are encouraged to take part so that Donegal Town can be showcased as it deserves on National TV viewed by millions worldwide.
Route: Starts from the Donegal Business Park and travels to the Diamond and onto Main Street, Upper Main Street. Best vantage points are the Diamond and anywhere on Main Street and Upper Main Street.
Road closures: Streets leading to the Diamond will be closed off for the duration of the parade. There will be diversion signs in place for anyone who wishes to pass around the town at the bypass.
Parking: All the main car parks and side streets as normal.
Downings, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 5:00pm
Dungloe, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 3pm
Bands will parade in Dungloe at 3pm.
Further updates available on Facebook
Dunfanaghy, Sunday, 17th March 2019 @ 2pm
Route: Assembly at Moore’s Garage at 1.30pm parade starts at 2pm sharp.
Falcarragh, Sunday, 17th March 2019 @ 3pm
Updates also available on Facebook page: Focus on Falcarragh
Gweedore, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 2.30pm
Kerrykeel, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 3pm
Killybegs, Sunday 17th March 2019 at 3pm
For information please contact: Sean Curren 087 235 0824
Letterkenny, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 3pm
The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade is taking place on Sunday 17th March starting at 3pm. The theme is ‘Celebrating Letterkenny Together’. The parade starts at 3pm sharp. The reviewing platform is located at market Square where there will be Music and Irish Dancing from 2.15pm.
The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day parade is a traditional parade that winds its way along Letterkenny’s Port Road and Main Street. With floats, bands, dancers and lots of colourful entries it is a celebration of all things Irish.
Always a great afternoon out in Letterkenny.
All entries are welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call 074 9124866 for an entry form.
Press Release: Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade – get involved today
There is lots of planning going on behind the scenes for this years Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade and Letterkenny Chamber is making an appeal for groups, clubs, schools and businesses to get involved.
We have dancers, gymnasts, sports clubs and community organisations already making their plans for the annual Parade that is taking place on Sunday 17th March but we need many more to keep the parade as one of the biggest in the County.
For businesses it is an opportunity to get in front of 10,000 spectators, for community groups it is a way of getting your cause and group recognised. And for everyone it is a great afternoon out and remember there is always the chance of winning the €500 for the best entry.
Chamber President Leonard Watson said “The parade is organised by Letterkenny Chamber and its volunteers are busy raising money from businesses large and small. With the support of businesses we will be able to cover all the costs of the Parade but we are making an appeal for more entries from groups and businesses.
“St. Patrick’s Day is always an important event in the calendar and it marks the start of the Spring season for all of us in business. This year it falls once again at a weekend so we are expecting a high number of spectators. This year we are celebrating “Letterkenny Together” and we know everyone will get into the spirit of celebrating all things Irish and show how proud they are of Letterkenny and Donegal.”
“This year, in a change from the norm, we are asking walking entries and walking entries attached to motorised floats to assemble at An Grianan Theatre Car Park. The motorised entries will line up as usual along Pearse Road and the walking entries will be filtered in to the parade from the Theatre. So spectators will get the best vantage points from the Main Street.”
The Parade starts at 3pm on Sunday 17th March making its way from Station Roundabout (Tesco) via Port Road, through the Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.
Mevagh, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 1pm
The parade kicks off at 1pm and will be followed directly after the popular Devlinreagh school band performing from around 12.30pm. Traffic diversions will be in place in and around the village from 12noon.
If you, your business, club or group are interested in taking part in this year’s parade, please contact Maggie on 083 1444590 or email@example.com 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, Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 2:30pm
St Patrick’s Day Parade in Moville starts @ 2.30 pm from the bottom of the town.
If you are entering a float, all floats meet outside moville co op. if you are a walking group assembly is at the corner bar at the bottom of the town.