The Best St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Parades in Ireland

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We’ve put together information on 120 of the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day parades that will be taking place across the country on the weekend of March 17th.

Before you set out to join your local celebration – or make alternative travel plans for the big day – make sure to check below for all the essential information you need on start and finish times, road closures and traffic restrictions and parade routes.

To jump to your county, just click on its name below. Click here for a nifty Google map showing all the parades!

Parades & Events By Counties

Co. Carlow

Carlow Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carlow Town will take place on Sunday 17th March. Approx. 1,500 people are expected to attend.

Participants will gather at the start point at Water Lane car park (beside Kennedy St/Burrin St jct) from 3pm with the parade itself beginning at 4pm. It will then travel along Kennedy Ave, Potato Market, Tullow St, Dublin St and finishing at Centaur St/Haymarket.

Centaur St and Haymarket will be closed from 8am to 8pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, with Burrin St closed from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday only. The parade route will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Gardaí will be directing traffic and there will be diversion signs.

Bagenalstown

The Bagenalstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at 1pm on Sunday 17th March. Approx. 1,500-2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will begin on Stationhouse Rd and travel along Royal Oak Rd, The Long Range, Regent St, High St, Main St and finish at Market Square.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route from 1pm until approx. 2pm.

Tullow

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tullow, Co. Carlow will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1:45pm.

Approx. 1,000 people are expected to attend and delays can be expected between 1:45pm and 3:30pm. The parade will start out at the Fairgreen and travel towards Bunclody Rd before finishing on the Dublin Rd.

Main St will be blocked for the duration of the parade. A one way system will be in operation from Dublin Rd, across The Course onto New Chapel Lane, Mill St and Link Rd before rejoining Bridge St at Slaney Bridge.

There will be no parking available on Church St, The Square or on Bridge St. Those not attending the parade should allow at least 20 minutes extra for their journey.

There’s also a parade in Ballon along the N80 from 3:30pm to 4pm. Gardaí will be on point duty.

Co. Cavan

Bailieborough

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2:30pm until 3:30pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on Virginia Rd, before travelling onto Barrack St, Main St and Cavan Rd. Main St will be closed for the duration of the parade.

Motorists wishing to avoid the parade route can use Henry St and New St. Those travelling to Kells or Kingscourt can use Institute Rd. Gardaí and stewaroads will be directing traffic.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Kingscourt

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan takes place on Sunday 17th March from 1pm until approx. 2pm. A large crowd is expected.

The parade will travel down the Main St before turning and coming back up the Main St. The Main St will be closed for the duration and diversions will be in place.

Cavan Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cavan Town will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm. Approx. 4,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will begin at the TesCo. car park on Main St, before travelling along Connolly St, College St, Farnham St, up to the Cathedral, onto Church St and finishing up again on Main St.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the parade route from 12:15pm until approx. 1:45pm. Local diversions will be in place and Gardaí and stewaroads will direct traffic.

Cootehill

The Cootehill St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm.

The parade will start on Bridge St and continue through Market St to finish near the Station Rd jct.

Market St (R190) and part of Bridge St (R188) will be closed from 2pm to 5pm to facilitate the parade. Diversions will be in place.

Ballyconnell

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballyconnell will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm.

The route starts at the petrol station in Rakeelan and travels down Main St. It then takes a left over Bridge St (part of the N87), turns right to pass the church and loops back up to Bridge St and returns back to Main St.

Main St will be closed between the N87 jct and Preaching House Lane between 2pm and 5pm. Gardaí will be directing traffic in the town for the duration of the parade.

Ballyjamesduff

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballyjamesduff will take place from 4pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will begin at The Mart car park on Granard Rd (R194). From there it will travel into the town onto Anne St, turn left onto Market St, right onto Dublin St, and then return along Anne St/Granard Rd back to The Mart.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the parade route.

Co. Clare

Ennis

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ennis, Co. Clare will take place on Sunday 17th March from 11am until 1pm. Up to 12,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a route from the Council offices on New Rd, onto Newbridge Rd, Club Bridge, Abbey St, O’Connell Square and O’Connell St before finishing on Station Rd.

The following roads will close from 8am: Steele’s Terrace/Newbridge Rd (from Kelly’s Corner R/A to the Club Bridge), New Rd (from the Tulla Rd Jct to Newbridge Rd), College Rd (local access only), Mill Rd (easterly from the Maid of Erin R/A to the Bindon St Jct), Harmony Row, Abbey St, Francis St (from Car Park to Abbey St), O’Connell Sq, O’Connell St, Upr O’Connell St, Old Barrack St and Station Rd (from the O’Connell St Jct to the Friar’s Walk Jct). Diversions will be in place.

Roads will reopen on a rolling basis, but all closures are expected to be lifted by 3pm.

Motorists can use the N85 Ennis Bypass to avoid the town centre. Diversions will be signposted and Gardaí will be on point duty. A number of classic cars will be participating in the event so expect a slow down before and after the parade also.

Shannon

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Shannon, Co. Clare will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm to 3:30pm.

The parade will Start at Bothar Sioda and continue to Bealach Bri, Bothar Linne, Bothar na Rinne, Sli Carra and finish in the town centre plaza. The route of the parade will close for the duration of the parade with local diversions in place.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Killaloe and Ballina

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Killaloe and Ballina will take place from 2:30pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will begin at Ballina GAA and travel through Ballina to Killaloe Bridge, before continuing across to Killaloe, along Main St and finishing up at The Green. Rolling road closures will be in place for the duration of the parade. .

Co. Cork

Ballincollig

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballincollig will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will take place on Main St between Castlepark and West Gate. Main St and part of Station Rd will be closed from approx. 1:30pm until 5:30pm. Traffic will be diverted via Old Fort Rd.

Gardaí will be directing traffic at major junctions. Motorists wishing to avoid the town should use the Ballincollig Bypass or the Killumney Rd.

Bandon

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Bandon will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2:30pm. Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a route from St. Patrick’s Church car park onto New Rd, Market St, South Main St, St Finbarr’s Place, McSwiney Quay, Weir St, South Main St and finishing at Ballymodan Place.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route between 2:30pm and 4pm. Gardaí will be directing traffic onto the N71 Bandon Bypass.

Kinsale

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kinsale takes place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 1,500 people are expected to attend. The parade will begin on New Rd and then travel through Pearse St before finishing on Pier Rd. Traffic restrictions will be in place shortly before the parade and will be lifted around 4:30pm.

Clonakilty

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Clonakilty will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1:00pm and Approx. 3,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will start at Faxbridge, before travelling on through Strand Rd, Ashe St and Pearse St to finish up on Western Rd. The route will be closed from approx. 12pm to 3:30pm and Gardaí will be diverting traffic. There will be a number of classic cars and other slow moving vehicles which may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Cork City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork City will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1pm. The parade route will start on South Mall and take in Grand Parade and Patrick St before finishing on Merchant’s Quay. Approx. 50,000 spectators are expected to attend.

The following roads will be closed from 7am until 4pm: Copley St, Union Quay, Stable Lane, Connell St and Lapp’s Quay. In addition, From 10:30am to 4pm, Parnell Bridge will be closed southbound and Anglesea St will be closed westbound. Terence McSwiney Quay will close from 11:15am until 3pm. There will also be lane restrictions on Clontarf Bridge and Eglinton St from 11am to restrict access to Terence McSweeney Quay. From 11:15am until 5:30pm, the following roads will be closed: Parnell Bridge, Parnell Place, South Mall, Grand Parade, Patrick St, St. Patrick’s Bridge, Castle St, Merchant’s Quay, Lavitt’s Quay East, Anderson’s Quay westbound.

The following routes will also be closed to facilitate the parade from 11:15am: Parliament St, Parliament Bridge, Washington St (between South Main St and Grand Parade), Parnell Place, Fr Mathew Quay, Morrison’s Quay, Half Moon St, Academy St, Drawbridge St, St Augustine St, Paul St and Oliver Plunkett St.

Diversions will be in place.

Parking restrictions will be in place on Copley St from 7am on Saturday 16th until 4pm on Sunday and from 2pm on Saturday 16th to 4pm on Sunday 17th on Copley St, Anglesea St and Lapps Quay, Anglesea St adjacent St. Joachim & Ann’s Home. There will also be parking restrictions from 8pm on Saturday 16th until 5:30pm on Sunday in the city centre on St. Patrick’s St, Emmet Place, Academy St, South Mall, Grand Parade, Parnell Place and Union Quay.

There will be free parking all day in the Black Ash Park and Ride and will be open from 9am until 7:30pm. The last bus leaves Eglinton St at 7:15pm.

Fermoy

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Fermoy, Co. Cork will take place on Sunday 17th March at 11am.

The parade will assemble at Dun Eala and then start just outside the town on the Cork Rd and travel via Patrick St to finish up at Pearse Square.

Dun Eala will be closed between Gaelscoil de hIde and the Cork Rd from 10am until 11:45am, with the Cork Rd, McCurtain St, Patrick St and Pearse Sq closed from 11am until the parade finishes at approx. 12:30pm. Those not attending can avoid the town centre by using the M8, but bear in mind this is a tolled Rd.

Macroom

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Macroom, Co. Cork will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3:30pm until approx. 5pm. Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The route will start on the N22 Cork/ Killarney Rd from St Colman’s Park and travel towards the Square. The N22 will be closed from 3:15pm to 5pm.

Diversions will be in place and Gardaí will be directing traffic. Motorists travelling from Killarney towards Cork will be diverted via Coolehane. Those coming from Cork will divert at Hartnett’s Cross, towards Toonsbridge and Raleigh Cross. However, this diversion route is not suitable for HGVS.

There will be a number of classic cars which may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Mallow

On Sunday 17th March, the Mallow St. Patrick’s Day will take place from 1pm.

The following roads will be closed from 1pm until 3:45pm to facilitate the parade: Main St (R883), the N72 Park Rd and access Roads including Shortcastle Rd (R930) and local Roads, Fair St, Shoulders Lane, William O’Brien St, Carmichael Lane, St James Ave and Emmet St.

Co. Donegal

Ballyshannon

The Ballyshannon St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at Cluain Barron, onto the Donegal Rd and turn left down Main St to the roundabout where it will travel onto the Belleek Rd to the Custom’s Hut before travelling back via the Port, back to the roundabout and onto Lwr Main St to the Market Square carpark.

Main St will close from approx. 1:45pm until 3pm.

Buncrana

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Buncrana will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 4,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will continue until approx. 5pm, commencing at the Convent Grounds, travelling via St. Oran’s Rd, St. Mary’s Rd, Main St, Market Square before finishing on Lower Main St. Rolling road closures will be implemented along the route during the parade. Local diversions will operate for motorists not attending the parade.

Railway Rd will have restricted access between Ballymacarry R/A and West End from 2pm until after the parade.

Donegal Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Donegal Town will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1pm. Approx. 2,500 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a route from Drumrooske Business Park, Killybegs Rd, The Diamond, Main St and on towards Donegal Hospital and back along the same route.

The town centre will be closed from the Killybegs Rd R/A to the hospital from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Motorists can avoid the town by using the bypass. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Bundoran

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 then turn at the Post Office and come back down the West End before finishing at the Allingham Arms Hotel.

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.

Letterkenny

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade takes place in Letterkenny in Co. Donegal on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will begin at 2pm from the Station R/A. It will then make its way up the Port Rd, through Main St past the viewing platform at Market Square before finishing up at the Oldtown R/A near the old Dunnes Stores at approx. 3:30pm.

To facilitate the parade Upr Port Rd, Upr and Lwr Main St and Oldtown Rd (between the Main St and Pearse St jcts) will be closed from 2pm until 4pm. Parking facilities will be available at LYIT. Traffic disruption and delays are likely throughout the afternoon and evening.

Ballybofey & Stranorlar

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballybofey & Stranorlar takes place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. It will begin at McKane’s Corner in Stranorlar and travel into Ballybofey on Main St, before continuing along Navenny St and Chestnut Rd back onto Main St.

To facilitate the parade, the N15 will be closed between McClay’s Corner in Stranorlar and the Navenny St jct in Ballybofey from 2:30pm to 6pm. Navenny St (from Main St to Chestnut Rd), Chestnut Rd and Chapel St (from Main St, Stranorlar to the Public Park at the bottom of Dan’s Bray) will also be closed during these times.

There will be no entry onto Main St, Stranorlar from Railway Rd, Drumboe Ave or from Ard McCool Estate. Diversions will be in place. There will be no parking on Main St, Stranorlar from 6am until 6pm.

Co. Dublin

Balbriggan

The Balbriggan St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place on Sunday 17th March at 2pm.

It will travel along Drogheda St and towards St. George’s Square.

Diversions will be in place for the duration of the parade.

Lusk

The Lusk St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place on Sunday 17th March at 1:30pm.

The parade will begin on Rathmore Rd and make its way through Station Rd, The Square, Main St and Post Office Rd, before finishing on Chapel Green.

Rolling road closures will be in operation for the duration of the parade.

Rush

The Rush St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1pm.

The parade will begin at the Millbank Theatre and make its way onto Whitestown Rd, continuing onto Main St and then to the harbour where it will disperse.

Diversions will be in place along the parade route between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Skerries

The Skerries St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm.

The parade will make its way along South Strand, Strand St at Holmpatrick before finishing at The Mill car park. It is expected to last approx. one hour.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route and diversions will be in place.

Blanchardstown

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade takes place in Blanchardstown on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 30,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on the Castleknock Rd and travel along Main St and onto Snugborough Rd before finishing at the Blanchardstown Town Centre.

Traffic restrictions will be in place on Castleknock Rd and Church Ave from midday. The route will be closed from 2pm and diversions will be in place.

Blackrock

There will be a temporary closure of Main St in Blackrock to through traffic, between the Bath Place jct to the traffic lights at Temple Rd and Carysfort Ave from 12pm to 3:30pm on Sunday 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities. Diversions will be signposted and traffic management will be in place.

Tallaght

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tallaght takes place on Sunday 17th March. Roughly 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade gets underway around 1:30pm from the I.T, with participants travelling onto the Old Blessington Rd past High St and onto Main St. From there, they will continue onto Greenhills Rd before finishing back at the I.T at approx. 2:30pm. The route will be closed from 12:30pm until approx. 3pm. Traffic restrictions will also be in place on the N81 at the Greenhills Rd jct.

Clondalkin

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade takes place in Clondalkin on Sunday 17th March at 2:30pm. Approx. 5,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will begin at the Clondalkin Sports and Leisure Centre and travel along the Old Nangor Rd, Tower Rd, Orchard Rd, Main St and back to the sports centre via Tower Rd and the Old Nangor Rd.

Rolling road closures will be in place from 1.30pm until 4.30pm on the following routes: Old Nangor Rd, Ninth Lock Rd/Orchard Rd jct, Watery Lane, Monastery Rd, New Rd, Convent Rd. Diversions will be in place.

Lucan

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lucan takes place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm. Approx. 16,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade route will close from 2pm and is due to reopen before 6pm. The parade will begin on Hillcrest Drive before making its way onto Millstream Rd, continuing onto the Old Celbridge Rd and finishing on the Main St. Parking restrictions will be in place from 10am. Weir Bridge will remain open to traffic both ways but there will be no access to Main St.

Rathcoole

The Rathcoole St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will begin on Kilteel Rd in Rathcoole and travel into the village onto Main St, down Fitzmaurice Rd and onto Mill Rd in Saggart before finishing on the School Rd at St. Mary’s GAA Club at 3:30pm.

Traffic restrictions and Road closures will be in place along the route from approx. 1pm to 3.30pm.

Stepaside

The Stepaside St. Patrick’s Festival Parade takes place on Sunday 17th March from 2:30pm. Approx. 10,000 people are expected to attend. To facilitate the parade, Enniskerry Rd through the village (from Burrow Rd jct to the Glenamuck Rd South jct) will be closed from 1:30pm until 6pm. Diversions will be in place.

Swords

The Swords St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Sunday 17th March from 11:00am. Approx. 20,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will make its way from the Dublin Rd through Main St and finish on North St. Main St will be closed from 6am until after the parade which will be approx. 2pm.

Rolling road closures will take place on the Dublin Rd, Forest Rd, Main St, Town Centre Mall, Chapel Lane, Bridge St, Seatown Rd and North St from approx. 9:30am for the duration of the parade and to allow for removal of infrastructure. Main St bus stops will be relocated to the Pavilion SC R/A.

Dublin City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Dublin City on Sunday 17th March from midday. The parade will begin at Parnell Square before making its way onto O’Connell St via Parnell Square East. From there it will travel south over O’Connell Bridge to Westmoreland St and College Green before heading towards Christchurch on Dame St. It will then turn left onto Nicolas St and travel along Patrick St before turning left just after St. Patrick’s Cathedral. From there, it will travel along Kevin St and finish on Cuffe St.

To facilitate the event, Western Way will be closed from 7pm Saturday (16th) until 3pm Sunday (17th).

On Sunday, the following closures will be in place from 4:30am to 6pm: Mountjoy St, Mountjoy St Middle, Palmerstown Place, Wellington St, St. Mary’s Place North, Granby Row, Parnell Square North, Parnell Square East, Cavendish Row, O’Connell St Upr and Lwr, O’Connell Bridge, Westmoreland St, College Green, Dame St, Lord Edward St, Christchurch Place, Nicholas St, Patrick St, New St South, Clanbrassil St Lwr, Kevin St Upr/Lwr, Cuffe St and St Stephen’s Green South.

Traffic on the North Quays will be diverted via Church St, Constitution Hill, North Circular Rd, Portland Row and Amiens St. Inbound traffic heading south on North Wall Quay will be diverted via City Quay, Lombard St, Westland Row, Merrion Square North, Mount St Lwr and Haddington Rd.

Traffic travelling west on North Wall Quay will be diverted via George’s Quay, Beresford Place, Gardiner St, NCR, Infirmary Rd and Parkgate St.

Other events will be taking place over the weekend around Merrion Square, Custom House Quay, Fitzwilliam St Lwr and St. Stephen’s Green.

St. Patrick’s Festival Village, Merrion Square

The St. Patrick’s Festival Merrion Square Funfair takes place from Saturday (16th) until Monday (18th).

The event runs from 11am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 11am to 8pm on Monday.

To facilitate the event, Merrion Square South will be closed from midday Friday (15th) until 6am on Monday (18th) and Merrion Square East will be closed from 6am to 9pm on Saturday (16th).

Ceili

The St. Patrick’s Festival Ceili was rescheduled due to adverse weather and will now take place on Monday (18th) from 1pm to 3pm.

To facilitate the event, Fitzwilliam St Lwr and Mount St Upper (between Merrion Sq East and James’s St East) will be closed from 6am to 9pm on Monday (18th).

Custom House Quay Funfair

The St. Patrick’s Festival Custom House Funfair takes place on Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March.

The event runs from 11am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 11am to 8pm on Monday.

Custom House Quay will be closed as a result between Eden Quay and Memorial Rd from 7pm on Friday 15th until 6am on Tuesday 19th March.

5K Rd Race

The St. Patrick’s Festival Rd Race takes place on Monday 18th March at 12pm. To facilitate the race, St. Stephen’s Green South will be closed from 10am to 1pm. The route sees participants travel along St. Stephen’s Green East, Merrion Row, Pembroke St, Leeson St, Fitzwilliam Place, Baggot St, Herbert St, Mount St Upr, Herbert Place, Wilton Terrace, Leeson St, Pembroke St, Merrion Row and St. Stephen’s Green East before finishing back again on St. Stephen’s Green South. Traffic on Leeson St Lwr wishing to travel on St. Stephen’s Green South to Cuffe St and St. Stephen’s Green West will divert via Earlsfort Terrace, Hatch St Upr and Harcourt St. Gardaí will operate traffic control measures on the race route.

Co. Galway

Galway City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Galway City will take place on Sunday 17th March from 11:30am until approx. 1pm. Up to 60,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a new route this year. It will start at NUIG and head along University Rd over Salmon Weir Bridge before turning right onto Eglinton St and finishing up at Eyre Square.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route and delays are likely around the city.

Oranmore

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Oranmore, Co. Galway will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3:30pm. Approx. 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The route will start at Orantown SC car park through Station Rd and finish on Main St. Main St will close from 3:30pm to 5pm. Local diversions will be in place and Gardaí will direct traffic.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow moving vehicles which may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Tuam

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tuam, Co. Galway will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1:45pm. Approx. 4,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start and finish at the SuperValu car park on Bishop St, with The Square, Shop St and Bishop St closed from approx. 1:15pm until 3pm.

Motorists travelling from Dunmore can divert via Burke Rd and onto the N17. From Dublin divert via The Mall and onto High St. From Galway towards Dublin, divert via Purcell Rd. Diversion signs will be in place.

Gort

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Gort, Co. Galway takes place on Monday 18th March from approx. 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Starting on Church St, the parade will travel to The Square, then onto Bridge St and Georges St before turning at the Community Centre and travelling back towards The Square where it finishes. Road closures will be in place from 12:15pm to approx. 2pm.

Traffic from Loughrea will be diverted via the Circular Rd while M18 traffic will not be able to access the town for the duration of the parade. Diversions will be in place.

Loughrea

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Loughrea takes place on Sunday 17th March at 1pm.

The parade begins on Barrack St and travels via the West Bridge, Dunkellin St and Main St before finishing on Railway Rd.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route from approx. 12:30pm until 2pm. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Co. Kerry

Killarney

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney, Co. Kerry will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm.

The parade will start from Mission Rd and travel along East Ave, College St, Plunkett St, Main St, New Rd and Beech Rd before finishing in the New Rd Car Park.

Mission Rd will be closed between Beech Rd and Cathedral from 11am to 4pm. Kenmare Place, East Ave Rd, College St, College Square, Plunkett St as well as sections of Fair Hill, New St and Beech Rd will be closed from 1pm to 3:30pm. A section of Main St will be closed from 1pm to 5:30pm while there will be restricted access to High St, Park Rd and Lewis Rd from 1pm to 3:30pm.

Local diversions will operate and Gardaí will be on point duty. Motorists are advised to avoid Killarney Town Centre between 1:45pm and 4pm unless viewing the parade. Parking will also be limited and those attending are advised to arrive early.

Tralee

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee will take place on Sunday 17th March. It will begin at midday and last until approx. 2pm. Up to 7,000 spectators are expected.

The parade will return to its usual route this year, beginning near the train station on John Joe Sheehy Rd. It will then turn right and travel via Boherbee and Castle St before finishing at The Mall.

John Joe Sheehy Rd will be closed from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Boherbee, Castle St, Denny St and The Mall will be closed from 11:30am until 2:30pm.

Local diversions will operate, with Gardaí directing motorists.

Co. Kildare

Leixlip

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Leixlip is taking place from 12:45pm until approx. 2pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will start at St Mary’s GAA on Green Lane, before travelling along Main St and finishing at the end of the Village. Diversions will be in place.

Celbridge

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Celbridge will take place from 4pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will follow a route from Church Rd up Main St before finishing up on the Maynooth Rd at Tesco. The route will also be closed from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Gardaí and stewards will be directing traffic. A number of vintage vehicles will also take part in the parade and this will add to delays. Motorists can use the M4 to access and bypass the town.

Maynooth

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Maynooth is taking place at 11am on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will start on the Straffan Rd before travelling along Main St and finish at Tesco. on the Dublin Rd, with closures in place along this route.

Local diversions will be in place and Gardaí will be directing traffic. Motorists can travel via the M4 to bypass the town.

Kilcock

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kilcock is taking place at 1:30pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will start at Spin Bridge before travelling along Main St, over the canal bridge and finishing at Cleary’s on Bridge St.

Diversions will be in place for duration of parade.

Clane

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Clane will begin at 3pm on Sunday 17th March. Approx. 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start this year on the Kilcock Rd, and travel through Main St to finish at St Conleth’s GAA on the Prosperous Rd. Main St will close from 2pm, with the Kilcock Rd and Prosperous Rd both closing from 2:40pm. All Roads are expected to reopen by 5pm.

Diversions will be in place via Clane Inner Relief Rd and Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Parking in the town will be limited on the day. Those not attending the parade should avoid the village.

Athy

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Athy will take place from 3pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will start at the Athy Business Campus on Kilkenny Rd before travelling via William St and Duke St (part of the N78) to the roundabout at the top of Leinster St, where it will disperse. Closures will be in place along the route for the duration.

Newbridge

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newbridge, Co. Kildare will take place on Sunday 17th March from midday until approx. 2pm. Approx. 15,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will commence at Tesco, travelling via Main St to finish at Liffey Bridge. Main St will be closed between Liffey Bridge and Green Rd from 11:45am to 2:45pm to facilitate the parade.

Local diversions will operate and Gardaí will be directing traffic. Traffic wishing to avoid the town centre may use the Inner Relief Rd. There will be classic cars and other slow-moving vehicles which could cause delays travelling to the town.

Co. Kilkenny

Kilkenny City

The Kilkenny City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1:30pm. Approx. 15,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a new route this year, starting at the Market Yard and travelling via Parliament St, High St and The Parade to finish on the Castle Rd. This will be followed by events in the Castle Park.

Patrick St will be closed from approx. 9am to 5pm, with John St, Rose Inn St, Market Yard, Bateman Quay, Parliament St, High St, The Parade and Castle Rd will be closed from approx. 11:30am to 4pm. Diversions will be in place via the N10 (Ring Rd).

Urlingford

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Urlingford will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1:30pm. The parade travels in both directions on the Main St (Old N8).

Traffic will have no access to the Old N8 for the duration – drivers can use the M8 to bypass the town, or use alternative routes for local access.

Ballyragget

Ballyragget will host its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm.

The parade will begin on High St and travel onto Patrick St, along the Square, up Moate Rd and around the green. Rolling road closures will be in place along the parade route.

Co. Laois

Abbeyleix

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Abbeyleix will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm until approx. 2:30pm. Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will travel from Ballyroan Rd on the Dublin side of the town, down Main St (N77) and finish at the Manor Hotel on the Cork side of the town.

Main St (N77) will be closed for the duration of the parade. Motorists heading to Cork will be diverted via the M8 and motorists from the Dublin direction will follow a local diversion. Diversion signs will be in place.

There will be a number of classic cars and large floats participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Rathdowney

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rathdowney will take place at 1pm on Sunday 17th March

The parade will begin at St. Fergal’s School on the Conoboro Rd (R433), before proceeding down Main St and finishing at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Mooreville.

The route will be closed from approx. 12:30pm until 2pm and local diversions will be in place.

Portlaoise

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Portlaoise will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the County Hall and travel along part of James Fintan Lawlor Ave and Main St before finishing at the Market Square.

Rolling road closures will operate along the route however Main St will be closed from 7am to 5pm to facilitate a 5k run as well as the parade. Mountrath Rd will also be closed between Market Square and the Old Knockmay Rd R/A from 10:45am until 12:30pm due to the 5k run, but local access will be maintained. Local diversions will be in place and Gardaí will be on point duty.

Mountrath

Mountrath’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March.

To facilitate the event, Main St will close between its junctions with Portlaoise Rd (R445) and Link Rd between 12:15pm and 1:30pm.

Co. Leitrim

Carrick-on-Shannon

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carrick-on-Shannon will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:45pm.

The parade will travel down Main St, Bridge St and onto the Dublin Rd. The parade will then travel along the River Shannon and motorists can expect delays on the N4 Dublin/Sligo Rd as a result. Rolling road closures will be in place along the parade route and Gardaí will be directing traffic.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow-moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Manorhamilton

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manorhamilton will take place on Sunday 17th March from 5pm.

The parade will start on the N16 Blacklion Rd, before travelling along Main St and turn at the Castle Pub where it will conclude at approx. 7pm. Rolling road closures will operate for parade during this time.

Bear in mind, the N16 Blacklion Rd will be closed at Manorhamilton to facilitate the parade, 5pm to 7pm.

Co. Limerick

Limerick City Firework Display – Sat 16th March

The Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival kicks off on Saturday 16th March with a firework display beginning at 9:30pm.

To facilitate the event, Clancy’s Strand and Sarsfield Bridge will both close from 8pm until 10:30pm.

Limerick City Parade

The Limerick City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at midday. Approx. 80,000 people are expected to attend.

Participants will travel out Sarsfield Barracks onto O’Connell Ave, through O’Connell St and Patrick St. From there, they will continue onto Rutland St, over Matthew’s Bridge before finishing at Merchant’s Quay.

To facilitate the event, the following roads will be closed on Sunday 17th March from 7am to 3:30pm: O’Connell Ave, O’Connell St, Quin St, St Gerard St, Patrick St, Rutland St, Charlotte Quay, Bridge St, Athlunkard St, Sarsfield Bridge, Sarsfield St, Liddy St, Honan’s Quay, Arthurs Quay, Merchant’s Quay, Nicholas St, Convent St, Wolfe Tone St, St Joseph St, Clontarf Place, Newenham St, Lwr Hartstonge St, Cecil St. In addition, the following routes will be closed from 9am to 2pm: Lord Edward St (between the Carey’s Rd and Burke Ave jcts). The following will be closed from 9am until 3:30pm: Locke Quay, Glenworth St, Ellen St, Michael St. Roches St will be closed between Parnell St and Catherine St from 10am to 3.30pm. Lwr Mallow St will be closed from 11am to 3pm. The Ennis Rd will be closed between the Shelbourne Rd jct and Sarsfield Bridge from 11am to 3:30pm.

Local diversions will be in place and Gardaí will be on point duty.

Limerick International Band Competition – Mon 18th March

The 49th Limerick International Band Competition will take place on Monday 18th March at midday. Approx. 80,000 people are expected to attend.

To facilitate the event, the following roads will be closed on Mon 18th March from 7am to 3:30pm: O’Connell St, Sarsfield Bridge, Sarsfield St, Liddy St, Charlotte’s Quay, Honan’s Quay, Arthurs Quay, Merchant’s Quay, Pery Square, Newenham St, Lwr Hartstonge St, Cecil St.

In addition, the following streets will be closed from 7am to 2pm: Hartstonge St and Barrington St.

The following routes will close from 9am to 2pm: St Joseph St, Mallow St, Upper Mallow St, Davis St.

Between 9am and 3:30pm Glenworth St, Ellen St, Locke Quay, Michael St will all be closed.

Roches St will be closed between Parnell St and Catherine St from 10am to 3.30pm. O’Connell Ave will be closed between the Barrington St and Mallow St jcts from 11am to 2pm.

Lwr Mallow St will be closed from 11am to 3pm. The Ennis Rd will be closed between the Shelbourne Rd jct and Sarsfield Bridge from 11am to 3:30pm.

Newcastle West

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Newcastle West will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will assemble at the Community Centre in the Demesne at 2:15pm and will travel through the town centre via Church St, around the Town Square and finish up on Bishop St.

The route will be closed for the duration of the parade. Diversions will be in place.

Abbeyfeale

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Abbeyfeale will take place on Sunday 17th March from 4pm.

The parade will start at Mountmahon Industrial Estate and continue along the Main St towards The Square.

As a result, the N21 will be closed from approx. 4pm until 5pm. Diversions will be in place but long delays can be expected.

Rathkeale

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Rathkeale will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12 midday.

The parade will start at Tadhg O’Connor Furniture on the New Line Rd.

The Main St will be closed from approx. 11:30am until 1:30pm.

A parade will also take place in Askeaton at 2:15pm.

Co. Longford

Longford Town

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Longford Town will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1pm to 2pm. Approx 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at Battery Rd and travel onto Church St, Lower Main St, Dublin St, New St, turning right onto Ballymahon St, from there onto Killashee St, Harbor Row and finish on the N63 Longford/Lanesborough Rd. The route will be closed from approx. 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Local diversions will be in place and Gardai will direct motorists. Motorists on the N4 Dublin/Sligo Rd can bypass the town.

Co. Louth

Drogheda

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Drogheda, Co. Louth will take place on Sunday 17th March from midday until 1:30pm approx. Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a route from O’Raghallaigh’s GAA club on North Rd at and travel through George’s St, Fair St, Peter St, Shop St and finish on North Quay.

From 10:30am until the end of the parade, the North Rd will close from the Cross Lanes/Cement Rd jct to the Windmill Rd jct. The rest of the route will be closed between 11:30am and approx. 1:30pm.

Gardaí are advising motorists travelling north to divert onto the Bridge of Peace, turn left onto Trinity St, into Mell, right onto the Cement Rd and turn right onto the North Rd and take an immediate left onto Cross Lanes. Motorists travelling south can use the same diversions in reverse.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Ardee

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ardee, Co. Louth will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm to 5pm. Approx. 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the Fairgreen, before continuing on towards Market St, part of the N2, where it disperses. Rolling road closures will be in operation along the route for the duration of the parade.

Gardaí will be directing traffic and are advising motorists to avoid the area. Motorists can avoid Ardee by taking the M1. Otherwise a local diversion will be in place via the Link Rd, Castleguard Rd and onto Hill St. Traffic coming from the Kells direction can divert at Mandistown Cross.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow-moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Co. Mayo

Ballina

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballina will take place on Sunday 17th March from 4:30pm until approx. 6pm. Up to 7,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at Convent Hill and travel through the town on McDermott St, Garden St, Tone St and Tolan St, before finishing up by the bridge on Emmett St. Gardaí will be directing traffic along the parade route.

Motorists should avoid the town centre and use the ring Rd to avoid delays between 4pm and 6pm.

A number of classic cars and other slow-moving vehicles will be participating, and this may bring delays to the area before and after the event. There will also be minor diversions between 7pm and 7:30pm to facilitate a fireworks display.

Castlebar

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castlebar will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The route will start on Mc Hale Rd, before travelling onto Station Rd, The Mall, left onto Stephen Garvey Way, Hopkins Rd and New Antrim St before finishing on Main St. Rolling road closures will be in place along the route.

Gardaí are advising motorists to avoid the town centre if not attending the parade.

Swinford

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Swinford will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at Tesco. and travel into the town via the Kiltimagh Rd and Chapel St. It will then turn left onto Circular Rd. They will then turn right onto Main St and travel on the N26 Dublin Rd. They will then travel onto Market St and return along the Kiltimagh Rd to finish back at Tesco. Rolling road closures will be in place from 3pm until approx. 4:30pm.

Buses will operate via Brookeville Ave, with the bus stop moved to Gavaghan’s. Motorists can stay on the N5 to avoid delays.

Kiltimagh

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kiltimagh takes place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 1,000 people are expected to attend. Traffic restrictions will be in place on Main St (R320) for the duration of the parade.

Claremorris

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Claremorris takes place at 3pm on Sunday 17th March. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the end of the Old Ballindine Rd and travel onto James St, Dalton St and finish on the Old Knock Rd.

Traffic restrictions will be in place for the parades duration and diversions will be in place.

Charlestown

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Charlestown at 1pm on Sunday 17th March.

The parade will take a new route this year, starting at the Centra carpark in Bellaghy, and proceeding down Main St, through the Square onto Barrack St and then turning back to finish at Bellaghy.

Traffic will be diverted for the duration of the parade, affecting the N17. If you’re heading to Ireland West Airport, leave plenty of time for your journey.

Kilkelly

The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kilkelly will take place on Sunday 17th March. It will be an evening parade, beginning at 5:30pm.

The parade will begin at St. Celsus’ Church and travel through the town on the Main St (R375). It will then head onto the N17 and travel along the hard shoulder for approx. 500m before turning back into the village and returning to St. Celsus’ Church.

Rolling road closures will be in place for the duration of the parade.

Westport

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Westport will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1:30pm until approx. 2:30pm. Approx. 4,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on N5 Castlebar Rd, before continuing on towards Distillery Rd, Fairgreen, Mill St, Shop St, James’ St, the North and South Malls before finishing up on Bridge St.

Rolling road closures will be in place, Gardaí and stewards will be directing traffic and are advising motorists to use the car parks available.

A number of vintage cars will be involved in the parade and this may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Co. Meath

Ashbourne

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ashbourne will take place on Sunday 17th March at 2:30pm.

The parade will assemble at the Lidl car park in Killegland, before proceeding via Declan St, and then turn right onto Frederick St, Broadmeadow St and Killegland St to finish back at Lidl car park.

A section of Broadmeadow St will be closed from 9am to 5pm, with rolling closures on Declan St, Killegland St and Frederick St between 2pm and 4pm.

Ratoath

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ratoath will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1pm. It will begin at the Corballis SC and travel along the Main St before finishing up at the Steeplechase R/A.

The following roads will be closed between 12:30 and 2:30pm: Dunshaughlin Rd and Main St (R125) between the Steeplechase R/A and Jamestown R/A, the Well Rd and Fairyhouse Rd (R155) between the Skryne Rd jct and the Dunshaughlin Rd R/A, and the Skryne Rd between Main St and the Curragha Rd.

Athboy

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Athboy will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm. Up to 800 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on Fair Green, before continuing onto the N51 and finishing on Connacht St.

The N51 will be closed for the duration of the parade.

Navan

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Navan will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm to 4pm; with an expected attendance of approximately 10,000 spectators.

The parade will start at the Enterprise Centre on the Trim Rd, before continuing along Railway St, Canon Row, Abbey Rd, Kennedy Rd and finishing at Market Square.

To facilitate St entertainment, Trimgate St will remain closed from 6am to 8pm. The parade route will close to traffic from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Gardaí will be directing traffic and motorists should use the N3 Dublin/Cavan Rd or the Athboy Link Rd where possible.

Slane

The Slane St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm.

The parade will meet on the N2, to the north of the village at St. Patrick’s National School, before travelling south on Chapel St towards Slane Cross, where it will turn right onto the N51 towards Navan. The parade will break up at Slane Castle on the N51.

Road closures will operate on the N2 and N51 from 2:15 until approx. 4:30pm. Diversions will be in place. Traffic intending to travel on the N2 during these times should divert via the M1.

Trim

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Trim will take place from 2:30pm until 5pm on Sunday 17th March. Up to 7,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on the Trim Ring Rd, before travelling onto Patrick St, Emmett St, Market St and Castle St. Market St will be closed from midday to 5pm, with the rest of the route then closed from 2:30pm to 5pm.

Traffic on the Ring Rd will be unaffected and local diversions will be in place. Gardaí will be directing traffic. Access for residents will be facilitated throughout the closure.

Kells

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Kells will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm. Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on Fair Green, before continuing onto Cannon St, onto the old N3, down Carrick St and finishing on Fair Green.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route, including the Old N3. Gardai will be directing traffic and are advising that there will be delays and motorists should avoid the parade by using the N52 (Kells Ring Rd).

There will be a number of classic cars and tractors participating in the event so delays may be experienced before and after the parade also.

Enfield

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Enfield will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will commence at the GAA club on the Dublin Rd and will travel through the village before dispersing on Main St.

No through traffic will be permitted through the village from 2:30pm until approx. 4:30pm. Diversions will be in place via the Inner Relief Rd (Old N4). Gardai will be directing traffic and are advising that there will be delays.

There will be a number of classic cars and tractors participating in the event so delays may be experienced before and after the parade also

Co. Monaghan

Carrickmacross

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carrickmacross will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm until approx. 5pm. Road closures will be in place from 2pm until after the parade with approx. 5,000 people expected to attend.

The parade will start on the Dunamoyne Rd, before heading onto Farney St, Main St and dispersing on Monaghan St. Main St will be closed for the duration of the parade and Rolling road closures will be in place on the other Roads. Local diversions will be in operation. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

A number of classic cars and tractors will be participating in the parade and delays can be expected in the area before and after the event.

Monaghan Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Monaghan Town will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm. Approx. 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the Monaghan SC car park, before continuing onto Broad Rd, right up Park St, down to Church Square, left and out North Rd, into the town centre via Glaslough St and then dispersing on Dublin St.

Church Square and Mill St will be closed from 12:30pm to 6pm, with rolling closures on the rest of the route for the duration of the parade. Motorists will be diverted to use the bypass. Classic cars, tractors and steam rollers will be used in the parade, so this may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Co. Offaly

Kilcormac

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kilcormac will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3.30pm to 5pm. Approx. 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the Kilcormac GAA Grounds, before continuing onto N52 and finishing on the Kinnity Rd.

Local diversions will be in place from 3pm to 5pm.

Tullamore

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tullamore will take place on Sunday 17th March from 11:30am. Around 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will travel along High St, Bridge St and finish on William St. William St will be closed from 10:30am, and Columcille St, High St and Bridge St will close from 11am to approx. 1pm. Motorists are advised to avoid the town centre and use the bypass, the N52, for the duration.

Vintage cars, tractors and heavy goods vehicles will be involved in the parade and this may bring delays to the area before and after the event.

Co. Roscommon

Ballaghaderreen

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2:30pm until 3:30/4pm. Approx. 1,500 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on the Sligo Rd before travelling onto Pound Rd, through the Square, onto Main St and New St.

Road closures will be in place throughout the town for the duration of the parade. Local diversions will be in place.

Boyle

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boyle, Co. Roscommon will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3:30pm until 5pm.

The parade will start on Patrick St before travelling on Bridge St and finishing at The Crescent.

Bridge St will be closed from 8am to 6pm, and restrictions will be in place along the route between 2:30pm and 5pm. Traffic on the N61 will be stopped for the duration of the parade. Gardaí will be on point duty and diversions will be in place.

Cloonfad

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon, will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. 600-700 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start on the Dunmore Rd (part of the N83), then turn right onto the Williamsown Rd as far as the graveyard before turning back and finishing up in the village.

The route will be closed from 3pm until approx. 4pm.

Co. Sligo

Sligo Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Sligo Town on Sunday 17th March beginning at 12pm. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend.

Participants will assemble on Mail Coach Rd and make their way onto Temple St and Adelaide St. The parade will then turn right onto Wine St and continue via Lwr Knox Rd across to Markievicz Rd, turning onto Lwr Connaughton Rd, Lake Isle Rd, and on down Bridge St, Thomas St, Teeling St and Pearse Rd to finish at Our Lady of Mercy Primary School.

Closures will be in place on Roads surrounding the route of the parade from 8am until 3pm.

Ballymote

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballymote will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3:30pm until approx. 5pm. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade assembles in the church and train station car parks, and at the industrial estate on the Tobercurry Rd. It will travel from Tobercurry Rd onto Main St, Lord Edward St and O’Connell St, before dispersing on Gorteen Rd. Road closures will be in place along the route from 3pm and diversions will be in place around the town. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Traffic travelling from Ballaghaderreen and Gurteen through Ballymote should divert via Bunninadden and Tobercurry onto the N17. Traffic travelling from Tobercurry towards Ballymote will be diverted via Cloonkeevy (Five Cross Roads). Traffic approaching Ballymote from the Boyle or Keash direction should follow the local Rd diversion signs.

Dromore West

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dromore West takes place on Sunday 17th March from 4:15pm until 4:45pm. Up to 800 people are expected to attend.

The parade will travel along the N59 Ballysadare/Ballina Rd through the village.

Motorists on N59 travelling towards Ballina or Sligo are advised to divert via the coast Rd.

Enniscrone

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Enniscrone takes place on Sunday 17th March from 1:30pm until 2pm. Up to 800 people are expected to attend.

The parade starts at the Diamond Coast Hotel and proceed along the Main St to Sandcastles Creche. Motorists should expect delays.

Co. Tipperary

Cahir

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Cahir, Co. Tipperary on Sunday 17th March at 12pm until approx. 1:15pm.

The Parade will gather at the Industrial Estate on the Tipperary Rd and will travel down Abbey St, onto Castle St, into the Square and turn left onto Church St.

Gardaí are advising motorists to avoid Cahir during the parade and use the N24 instead.

Cashel

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cashel, Co. Tipperary will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm to 3:45pm. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will take place from Old Dublin Rd, to Ladyswell St, Bank Place/Canopy St, Friar St onto The Green and through to Boherclough St before finishing on Main St. The route of the parade will be closed from 2pm until after the event. Diversions will be signposted

There will be no access to Cashel Town from the M8 Dublin/Cork Rd via J7 Cashel North between 1:45pm and 3pm approx. Motorists will have to take either J8 Fethard or J9 Cashel South.

There will be a number of classic cars and other slow-moving vehicles participating in the event and this may bring delays to the area before and after the parade.

Clonmel

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Clonmel will take place on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Approx. 5,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will travel from Irishtown via O’Connell St, Gladstone St, Market St and Emmett St, before finishing on Parnell St.

The following Road closures will be in place from 9am to 8pm to facilitate the parade: Western Park, Cantwell St, Irishtown (east of Cantwell St), Albert St, St. Mary’s Place, Gravel Walk, O’Neill St, Joyce’s Lane, Bridge St, Old Quay, New Quay, Old Bridge, Wolfe Tone St, O’Connell St, Mary St, Gladstone St, Sarsfield St, Abbey St, Bank Lane, Market St, Emmet St, Dowd’s Lane, Nelson St, Parnell St, Anglesea St, Wellington St, Cross St and Dr Croke Place.

Gardaí will be diverting traffic and are advising motorists to avoid the town centre. Local access will be provided for residents but there will be no parking in the town centre.

Templemore

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Templemore, Co. Tipperary will take place on Sunday 17th March from 12:30pm.

The parade route is as follows: Cannon’s Corner, Richmond, The Mall, Barrack St, Richmond Grove, Patrick St, Main St and Bank St.

The route will be closed to traffic between midday and 2pm. No parking will be allowed on Church Ave to facilitate diverted traffic. Motorists travelling between Roscrea and Thurles will be diverted via Mary St, Church Ave and onto the Thurles Rd via the Garda College and Golf Club.

Gardaí will be directing traffic at the junctions closed to traffic.

A number of classic cars will participate in the parade and this may lead to delays before and after the event.

Thurles

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Thurles will take place on Sunday 17th March at 4pm. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will follow a route from Abbey Rd onto Friar St, Liberty Square and Slievenamon Rd.

Road closures will be in place along the route from 3pm until approx. 6pm. From 2pm, vehicles will be removed from Liberty Square. Motorists not attending the event can divert via Templemore Rd, Cuchulainn Rd, Castle Ave, Mathew Ave, Lona Ave, Stradavoher, Dempsey Square, Fianna Rd, Thomond Rd, Emmet St and Cathedral St. Gardaí will be directing traffic. Those not attending are advised to avoid the Abbey Rd area in advance of the parade.

A couple of classic cars and slow-moving vehicles will be participating in the event so expect a slow down before and after the parade also.

Nenagh

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Nenagh will take place on Sunday 17th March at 2pm.

The parade will start at Summerhill, and continue onto Pearse St to Market Square, before turning onto Kenyon St and finishing at the railway station.

Summerhill, Pearse St, Kenyon St and Mitchell St will be closed from midday to 6pm to facilitate the parade. Signposted diversions will be in place.

Carrick-on-Suir

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Carrick-on-Suir will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm until approx. 4pm, with approx. 2,500-3,000 people expected to attend.

The parade will begin at the Glanbia Co-Op Stores and proceed onto Lwr Waterford Rd, across Dillon Bridge and left onto Main St. It will turn right at Sean Kelly Square onto Kickham St and down to Greenside South before turning right again and finishing opposite the Garda Station.

Diversions will be in place from 2:50pm until the end of the parade, and Gardaí and stewards will be directing traffic.

Tipperary Town

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Tipperary Town will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm.

It will begin at Canon Hayes Recreation Centre and travel along Main St (part of the N24 route), onto O’Brien St to finish up at the Tipperary Co-Op. Rolling road closures will be in place between 2pm and 3pm.

If you’re attending the parade, bear in mind that works are in place in the town on the N24 at Davitt St, and these may cause delays.

Roscrea

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Roscrea takes place on Sunday 17th March at 3:30pm.

The route includes the Old Dublin Rd, Castle St, Main St and the Green St Jct and will be closed until 5pm. Local diversions will be in place.

Co. Waterford

Waterford City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Waterford City will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1pm. Approx. 40,000 people are expected to attend.

The participants in the parade will gather at The Glen which will be closed from 11:30am. The parade will leave The Glen at 1pm and travel towards Thomas St, The Quays, and The Mall and onto Parnell St where they will disperse.

From 11:30am to 5pm the following closures will be in place:

Merchant’s Quay, Meagher’s Quay, Coal, Quay, Custom House Quay, Parade Quay, The Mall, Parnell St, Catherine St, Colbeck St, Lady Lane (between Francis Place and Colbeck St), Bank Lane, Beau St, Mall Lane, Lombard St (between Rose Lane and The Mall), Adelphi Quay (between Rose Lane and Parade Quay), Bailey’s New St, Greyfriars, Coffee House Lane, Henrietta St, Keyser St, Exchange St, Conduit Lane, Barronstrand St, Gladstone St, O’Connell St, Thomas Hill (between Meeting House Lane and O’Connell St), Vulcan St, Thomas St and The Glen.

Diversions will be in place via Passage Rd, St. Patrick’s Way, The Folly, Inner Ring Rd, Ashe Rd, Cannon St, Morrison’s Rd, Military Rd, Summerhill and Bridge St.

Dungarvan

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Dungarvan takes place on Sunday 17th March at the earlier time of 2pm. Approx. 12,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will begin at Crotty’s Corner on Coolagh Rd. From there it will travel along Sexton St, over Causeway Bridge and down to The Square, before turning right and finishing on O’Connell St.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the parade route from 2pm. Traffic coming from the Coast Rd will be diverted onto the N25 Cork/Waterford Rd.

Tramore

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tramore will take place on Sunday 17th March from 1:30pm. Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start at the junction of Summerhill and Priests Rd, before travelling down Main St, right across Church Rd, left down Gallweys Hill and onto Turkey Rd before finishing at The Majestic Hotel.

Rolling road closures will be in place from 12:30pm until approx. 3pm and Gardaí will be on point duty. Avoid the area where possible.

Co. Westmeath

Athlone

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 16th March at 12:30pm.

The parade will travel down Connaught St, O’Connell St, Main St, Castle St across the bridge and onto Church St, Dublin Gate St, Sean Costello St and turning down John Broderick St to finish at Burgess Park.

Church St will remain closed for duration of the parade. Diversions will be in place along the route until the parade ends. Motorists are advised to use the N6 Bypass.

Moate

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Moate in Co. Westmeath on Sunday 17th March from 3pm to approx. 4:30pm.

The parade begins just off the Dublin Rd at the Carmelite grounds before travelling through Main St and finishing at the Tuar Ard Centre on Church St.

Traffic will be restricted from entering Main St from approx. 2:45pm to 4:30pm. Gardaí will be directing traffic and local diversions will be in place. Drivers can stay on the M6 to avoid the town centre.

Delvin

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Delvin, Co. Westmeath on Monday 18th March at 3pm.

The parade will begin at the Livestock Mart and travel along the N52 towards Delvin GAA Club.

To facilitate the parade, Main St in Delvin (part of the N52 route) will be closed between the Livestock Mart and Caddagh Cross from 2pm to 4:30pm. Diversions will be in place and Gardaí will be directing traffic.

Co. Wexford

Bunclody

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Bunclody on Sunday 17th March from 10:45am until approx. 11:30am. Around 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The N80 Main St in the village will be closed from 10:45 until 11:30am to facilitate the parade. Gardaí are advising motorists to avoid the area during the parade.

The Parade will start at Carrigduff, continuing on to Main St and will travel 200 metres out the Enniscorthy Rd and then turn around and travel back up the route.

A number of vintage cars and tractors will be taking part in the parade so this will add to delays.

Wexford Town

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Wexford Town takes place on Sun 17th March from 10:45am and will finish at approx 12:45pm. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will travel down Trinity St, make its way along Paul’s Quay and Commercial Quay before finishing just past Redmond Square.

The Quays will be closed to traffic from 9:45am until 12:45pm. Wexford Bridge will also close from 9:45am until the end of the parade. Gardaí will be on point duty.

Enniscorthy

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Enniscorthy will take place on Sunday 17th March from 3pm. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will start from St. Senan’s Church, before heading onto Templeshannon Quay, over the new bridge on the Quay, before heading onto Mill Park Rd (Rd to New Ross), towards Weafer St and onto Market Square where the parade will finish up.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route and Main St, Castle Hill, the Promenade and Cathedral St will be closed from approx. 2pm until 5pm. The N11 will be closed at Old Bridge from approx. 1pm to 1.30pm.

Motorists travelling between Dublin and Wexford should take the old Gorey/Wexford Rd (R741). Those travelling from Dublin to New Ross should take a right off the N11 at the Blackstoops R/A after Scarawalsh to the top of the town and towards New Ross. The same diversion applies in the opposite direction. However, Gardaí advise that people unsure of this route should wait for the N11 to reopen.

Gorey

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Gorey will take place from 2:45pm until 4:30pm on Sunday 17th March. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend.

Participants will assemble on the Carnew Rd before the parade itself starts at the Monument. It will then travel onto Main St and Esmonde St where it will finish.

There will be Rolling road closures along the Main St from approx. 2:45pm until. 5pm.

Local diversions will be in place and motorists are advised to use the bypass. Gardaí will be directing traffic.

New Ross

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Ross will take place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm until 4pm.

The parade will start at Irishtown, New Ross and will travel along Haughton Place, Nunnery Lane onto Three Bullet R/A and down Cross St and up South St. It will then travel down Charles St and onto The Quay.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route of the parade in New Ross from 12:30pm to 4pm. The N25 Wexford/Waterford Rd will be closed at The Quay for HGVs from approx. 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

HGVs should avoid the town from approx. 12.30pm – 3.30pm as they will not be allowed pass through the town for the duration of the parade.

Co. Wicklow

Wicklow Town

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wicklow Town will take place on Sunday 17th March at the later time of 3:15pm this year. The parade is expected to attract approx. 2,000 spectators.

The Main St (R750) in Wicklow Town will be closed between 2:45pm and 5pm. However, the town can still be accessed via the Port/ Drumkay Rd, the Marlton Rd and the Brittas Bay Rd. Gardaí will be in place diverting traffic.

The parade will assemble at Whitegate and Station Rd, and will travel via The Glebe, Abbey St, Main St and Market Square before dispersing on Kilmantin Hill, Quarantine Hill and the Dunbar Rd.

Parking will be available around the town with the exception of Main St.

Baltinglass

The Baltinglass St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday 17th March. Floats will assemble at Lathaleer Industrial Estate and depart from there at 12 midday.

The parade will travel along the Parkmore Rd (R747) and turn left onto the N81 at the Dutchman’s Corner. The parade will finish outside Fishers Centra at Edward St, Baltinglass.

Local traffic diversions will be in place for the duration of the parade from approximately 12midday to 1.30pm. Traffic on the N81 will be diverted via Clough Cross and Bawnogues. The town of Baltinglass will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the parade. Anyone wishing to access the town via the N81 or R747 will do so via Yellowford Cross on the N81.

Bray

The Bray St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday 17th March from 2pm. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will begin at the Town Hall on Vevay Rd and travel along Main St, Quinsboro Rd, Seymour Rd and Seapoint Rd before finishing on Strand Rd.

Strand Rd will close from the DART station to Boathouse coffee dock on Bray Seafront between 2pm and 4pm.

Greystones

The Greystones St. Patrick’s Festival parade takes place on Sunday 17th March from midday until around 2pm. Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend.

The parade will commence at Charlesland, going up Mill Rd and continuing along Church Rd to the reviewing stand at St. Patrick’s Church. The route will be closed for the duration of the parade and delays are expected in the area before and after the parade.

Some parking restrictions will also be in place to facilitate the event.

Arklow

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Arklow, Co. Wicklow on Sunday 17th March from 2pm. Approx. 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Participants will gather at Liam Mellows Ave from 12pm onwards. Once underway, the parade will travel from there onto Yellow Lane, Abbey St, Kings Hill, Lwr Main St, Main St and finishes at the Parade Ground.

Liam Mellows Ave will be closed (except local access) from 12:30pm, traffic will be diverted away from Main St from 1pm onwards and there will be rolling closures along the rest of the route. All Roads are expected to reopen by 3:30pm. Gardaí will have diversions in place and will be on point duty. Motorists are advised to expect delays throughout the town for the duration of the parade.