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 even on a beach in Wexford.
Duncannon beach will host the country’s only Beach Parade this St. Patrick’ Day. The parade will start outside the Star of the Sea church in Duncannon at 12noon travelling down the Main Street and from there it will go onto the beach and travel down Duncannon beach. The parade will be made up of local scouts, girl guides, and local sporting clubs with prizes on offer for the best walking float and the best business float. Entertainment will be on offer after the parade with a beach party set to take place, family fun events will be on offer with music, games and entertainment.
Pictured at the beach parade in Wexford is Duncannon’s Parish Priest Fr. Nolan in a tricolour wig and shamrock Elton John shades aboard one of the best vintage tractors, the 2015 parade will take place at 12 pm on St. Patrick’s Day at Duncannon Beach. For further details on St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie – Photograph Mark Graham
One of the oldest parades in the country will continue its tradition in Wexford town; starting back in 1917 and continued until the outbreak of world war two. In 1946 the parade was re-started. This year the parade will commence at 11am from the junction at Fisher’s Rowe, William’s Street and weave it’s way through the town to pass the reviewing stand at the Quay Front adjacent to the Bridge. This year’s parade will see many floats and numerous marching bands and will be one of the country’s best parades.
In Gorey the St Patrick’s Day Parade at 3pm, commencing from the Monument on Main Street lead by grand Marshall Margaret Cooper. There will be music at the Market House from 2.00pm along with fringe events including ‘Tug o War’ and ‘Barman’s race’. Entertainment and prize giving will take place on Esmonde Street directly after the Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Enniscorthy will take place on Tuesday, 17th March. The Parade will be led by the Army Reserve Colour Party the marching groups will set off from St. Senan’s Parish Church at 3.00 pm. The floats and vehicles will join the parade on The Promenade. There will be lots of entertainment on offer in the Market Square at 2.00 pm with music, dance, and children’s entertainment and free face painting.
The New Ross town St. Patrick’s Day parade will get underway from 2pm travelling from Irishtown down the town’s quayside to the viewing platform at the Dunbrody visitor centre. Filled with marching bands, floats and entertainers it’s one not to be missed.
For further details on St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie