St. Patrick's Day Parade, Galway

Dominick Street Lower, Galway, Ireland
Mar 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM - Mar 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM
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2017 marks the 114th anniversary of the Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade and you can expect a wonderful spectacle of all things Irish, particularly in this centenary of the Irish Republic. The Parade will start at 11.30am and finish at approximately 1.00pm. 

St Patrick's Festival Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. It aims to celebrate the cities diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events. They aim to create a carnival atmosphere that the whole city can be part of and they do.

This year's parade highlights include Galway Arts Centre, Colours Street Theatre, An Taibhdhearc Theatre and Galway Theatre Festival with community groups such as Foróige, GAA clubs, Amnesty International and The Russian Culture Club creating a kaleidoscope of of Galway's rich mix of cultural and ethnic diversity. 

This year's parade will start at 11.30am, 17th March on Lower Dominick Street (Monroes Pub) the parade will then move up Dominick Street over O'Briens Bridge up Shop Street and on to Eyre Square the parade will finish at Galway County Council Buildings.

The parade will come to a grand finalé with local heroes Macnas presenting their youth ensemble before Gamelan na Gaillimhe chime the end of the parade with their Indonesian gongs.

Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade

Parade Running Order (provisional)

  • The World's Strongest Man - Duffy's Circus
  • Badóirí an Cladaigh (The Claddagh Boatmen)
  • Rivers and Crows
  • National Colours 1st battalion Dún Uí Mhaolíosa
  • Liam Silke, Town Crier
  • Victorian Carriage with Guest of Honour Little John Nee
  • St. Patrick's Brass Band
  • St. Patrick Puppet
  • Foróige
  • Involve Salthill
  • Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club
  • Scoil Bhríde, Shantalla
  • Shantalla Residents' Association
  • Merlin Woods FC
  • Friends of Merlin Woods/Foróige Drummers
  • UNESCO City of Film Crew
  • Castlegar Hurling / Camoige Club
  • Galway Hospice Foundation
  • Claddagh National School Band
  • Galway Arts Centre
  • Cumann na Bhfear
  • The Green Army
  • Coder Dojo
  • Scoil San Phroinsías
  • Galway Traveller Movement
  • St. Francis, Patron Saint of Ecology and Environment
  • Saint James' GAA
  • Patrician Brass Band
  • St. Mary's Bruce Grey School Rugby, CANADA
  • UNESCO City of Film Showcase
  • Barna/Furbo u8s Soccer
  • Coyote's Late Bar Galway
  • Salsa Latin Dancers Community Group
  • Dirty Circus
  • Les Hot Culottes
  • Galway Feminist Collective
  • Amharchlann An Taibhdhearc
  • Amnesty International
  • Galway City Cougars
  • Liam Mellowes GAA Club
  • Galway Theatre Festival
  • Sinead Rowe Designs
  • Funky Drums
  • Galway City Roller Derby
  • Eyre Square Shopping Centre
  • Community Spirit Drumming
  • Lackagh Comhaltas
  • Galway Egypt Belly Dancers
  • Colours Street Theatre Creatures
  • Galway Community Circus
  • Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland
  • Bugale an Oriant Dancers & Musicians
  • UNESCO City of Film Crew
  • Barna GAA U9 & U10 Girls
  • Cúla Búla
  • Manannan Mac Lír
  • Galway City School of Judo
  • National Water Sports Summit
  • Access Music Project Galway Currach
  • Galway Arts for Activism Theatre and Spectacle
  • St. Patrick's Scout
  • European Capital of Culture Radio Crew
  • Foodland Stores Polish Showcase
  • Polish Community Group
  • Petworld/GSPCA
  • South African Community Group
  • Galway Filipino Irish Community
  • Russian Culture Club
  • Galway City Karting
  • NUIG Juggling Society
  • Tom Duffy's Circus
  • Gamelan Na Gallimhe
  • Galway Fire Service

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