St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford is one of the biggest days of the year, with celebrations and parades taking place throughout Wexford town, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Gorey and all over the county.
Wexford Town’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is probably the oldest parade in the country starting back in 1917. This year the parade will take place on Monday March 17 and will start at 11am from the junction at Fisher’s Rowe, William’s Street. It will take in the following route William’s Street, Trinity street, Paul Quay, Cresent Quay, Commercial Quay, Wellington Place, Redmond Square and West Gate. The Reviewing Stand will be located on the Quay Front adjacent to the Bridge. This year’s parade will see many floats and numerous marching bands and will be one of Wexford’s best parades. Groups will assemble from Fisher’s Rowe up to the Green in Maudlintown at 10.15am sharp, while the floats will assemble at 10am from the Mace Service Station in Trinity Street on the right hand side of the road, down towards the Talbot Hotel.
The 2014 Gorey St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place Monday, March 17 at 3pm. The Parade route commences from the Enniscorthy Road/Grattan Street down the Main Street onto Esmonde Street. There will be music at the Market House from 2.30pm along with fringe events – tug of war & barmans race. There will be entertainment & prize giving on Esmonde Street directly after the Parade.
Enniscorthy’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Monday, March 17 at 2pm. Floats, vintage cars, marching bands, Bui Bolg characters and more will take to the streets for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade at 2pm. The parade will depart St. Senan’s Church led by the Army Reserve walk along Templeshannon Quay, cross Seamus Rafter Bridge and pass the reviewing stand at Abbey Square on to Millpark Road and continue through Weafer Street through Market Square and back along the quays.
The New Ross town St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place Monday, March 17 and will get underway from 2pm travelling from Irishtown down the town’s quayside to the viewing platform at the Dunbrody visitor centre.
The only St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on a beach anywhere in Ireland takes place in Duncannon on Monday March 17. The parade will start outside the church in Duncannon at 12.30pm. It will go down the Main Street and from there it will go onto the beach and will end half way down the beach. The parade will consist of local scouts, girl guides, GAA clubs, football clubs etc. The Duncannon Sandsculpting Festival will have a float in the parade as will some of the local pubs. There will be entertainment after the parade with an obstacle course on the beach and a bungee trampoline for the kids. Seamus Long will provide musical entertainment on the green for the afternoon.
Photo Credit: A Year of Festivals