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Sun, 11:30

St Patrick's Day Parade 2019 - Galway City

Date and Time

Sun 17 March 2019
11:30 - 13:00

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Galway City - various venues,
Eyre Square, County Galway, Ireland

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  • No tickets necessary


2019 marks the 117th anniversary of the Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade and you can expect a wonderful spectacle of all things Irish. The iconic fountain in Eyre Square will even turn green as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.  The Parade will start at 11.30am and finish at approximately 1.00pm. 

This years route is changed to previous years. The Parade will start at 11.30am from NUIG and wind its way down University Road, over Salmon Weir Bridge, up Eglington Street street and past the viewing stand in Eyre Square finishing at approximately 1pm on Bothar Na mBan.

The theme of this years parade is ‘Diversity’ and the parade will feature an array of community, cultural, sporting and international groups including Ireland’s pioneering spectacle theatre company Macnas, led by the Macnas Young Ensemble. Recognised worldwide for its quality and innovation, Macnas will be accompanied some of their fantastic creations alongside a cacophony of rhythm passion and purpose from the next generation Macnas drummers.

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 atmousphere that the whole city can be part of and they do.

This year's parade highlights are expected to be the 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.

Key event information


  • Family friendly
  • Buggy friendly


  • Wheelchair accessible