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13th Mar 2019

Everything you need to know about the St. Patrick’s Day parade 2019

Paddy’s Day is nearly here.

While the festival officially kicks off tomorrow, all we can wait for is the main event.

With street-theatre, pageant companies and marching bands from across Ireland and the world gracing the city centre, it’s definitely going to be a parade to remember.

More than 3,000 people in total will join together for the National St. Patrick’s Festival Parade which kicks off at 12pm from Parnell Square on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17.

A massive half a million people will line the Parade route to experience the magnificent creations and flamboyant performances, inspired by Irish stories, old and new.

Six magical pageant companies will bring their incredible creations to life on the streets of Dublin including Artastic (Kildare), Walk the Plank (Dublin and Manchester), Buí Bolg (Wexford), Spraoi (Waterford), Inishowen Carnival Group (Donegal) and Dowtcha (Cork).

The official line up says: “They will be joined by Marching Bands from across the world, weaving their way through the capital city in a dazzling spectacle of pageantry and musical scores, one of the biggest street festivals in the world. If you can’t make the Festival Parade, catch all action live on RTÉ One TV and across the globe on the RTÉ Player.”

We can’t wait.