Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade details
Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!
Today’s parade in Dundalk gets underway at 1pm and will follow the usual route up Clanbrassil Street, round by Crowe Street and Francis Street and onto Park Street.
Paralympic champion Eve McCrystal is this year’s Grand Marshal for the parade with #TEAMDundalk the theme of the event.
In excess of 40 groups are expected to line up for the parade with thousands expected to attend.
There will be two stands this year. The Sponsors Stand will be placed on Park Street while a new stand being introduced this year will honour volunteers of the many charities and groups within the town.
The parade is expected to take just over an hour to pass through Dundalk town centre but the St Patrick’s Day celebrations don’t end there.
The Pelican Promotions Family Fun Zone will be open until 6pm with a €6 wristband covering unlimited access to all amusements in the Market Square area. Wristbands are available on the day there from a ticket booth in the area of the BIDS Office/Panama Coffee.
Disney Princesses taking part in the parade will also be in the Market Square area to meet and greet young princess fans, have their photographs taken etc as will Toy Story’s Buzz and Woody.
There will be some great live musical entertainment, as well as a number of stalls located by the Courthouse.
There is also a parade this year in Louth Village. It gets underway at 12.30pm and is the first in the village in 30 years.
For those looking to go further afield, the Drogheda parade gets underway at 12 noon while the Ardee parade is at 3pm.