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2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Donegal

Sunday, 19th March 2017, Ardara at 3.30pm

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Ardara on Sunday, 19th March at 3.30pm.

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

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17th March 2017, Ballybofey & Stranorlar at 3pm

Come Along for a fun filled family day at the 2017 St Patricks Day Parade!! This event will kick off at 3pm from Stranorlar on Friday 17th of March.
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

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17th March 2017, Ballyshannon

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

17th March 2017, Bunbeg @ 2.30pm

The parade will start at Bunbeg Crossroads at 2.30pm. It will consist of marching bands, floats etc and it will finish at

17th March 2017, Buncrana, Inishowen @ 2.30pm

The Annual St Patrick’s Day will be held in Buncrana on Friday, 17th March.

There will be a Fun Day in The Plaza on St Patrick’s Day from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

There will be lots of entertainment on the day, with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and much more.

Further details available on:


17th March 2017, Bundoran @ 3.30pm

The annual  St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Friday, March 17th at 3.30pm starting at East End, routing through Main Street to  the West End.

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Image © Discover Bundoran

17th March 2017, Burtonport

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Burtonport will be held from 12pm – 2pm at St. Columba’s Community Centre.

17th March  2017, Donegal Town @3pm

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

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Donegal Town will take place on 17th March at 3pm.

17th March 2017, Downings @ 4.30pm

17th March 2017, Dungloe @ 3pm

Further updates available on Facebook 

17th March 2017, Falcarragh @ 4pm

Come along to Falcarragh on St. Patrick’s Day & join in on all the celebrations. The Parade starts @ 4pm and we are asking all Groups, Organisaions, Businesses & Members of the Public to enter – the theme this year will be “Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn”/”Far away hills are greener”. Lets get creative, dress-up, fill those floats full of colour, polish up those vintage tractors & cars and make it a day to remember.

For more details go to @focusfalcarragh

Image © Focus on Falcarragh

17th March 2017, Glencolmcille @ 4pm

Parade starts at the Folk Village.

Image © Glencolmcille St Patricks Parade

17th March 2017, Glenties @ 12.01 am (!)

Glenties is set to make history as the location of Ireland’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. A parade will be held at one minute past midnight on March 17th! If you are planning to attend you can expect to see the Letterkenny Accordion Band, the Dungloe Band, the Killakee Band and two Donegal Town bands.

The floats prepare their appearance following the criteria ‘be heard, be green, be seen’.

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

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17th March 2017, Killybegs @3pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Killybegs will take place on Friday, 17th March at 3pm. Cash prize for the best float on the day!

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

17th March 2017, Letterkenny @ 3pm

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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17th March 2017, Mevagh @ 1pm

Mevagh’s annual St Patrick’s Day parade preparations are well underway. This year the theme is ‘Donegal is Cool, Mevagh is Cooler’

Mevagh St Patricks Parade has developed into a major attraction both in Carrigart and surrounding areas and gives everyone the chance to showcase the creativity we have in our local area. This year we are working alongside the Downings Parade, which takes place at 4.30pm.

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This is our 7th year and the event is growing from strength to strength and attracting international media coverage and this year we will be streaming the event live via our Facebook page ‘Mevagh St Patrick’s Day Parade’

Floats are coming fast, and we hope to build on the success of previous years.

The parade will commence at 1pm and the ever popular John Bosco will be entertaining the crowd from 12.30. There will also be a selection of Irish Dancers. Local musicians will also be performing before and after the parade.

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

Please note there will be traffic diversions in place around Carrigart from 12.15pm on St. Patrick’s Day.

A final meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th March in The Mevagh Community Heritage Centre at 8pm.

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.

17th March 2017, Moville, Inishowen @ 2.30pm

The Moville St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on 17th March at 2.30pm and will feature bands, floats, a concert by local school children preforming music, song and dance.

Traditional music will be at the fore of the eve of the big day. Come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

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