St. Patrick's Day Festival

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Festival in Galway City - 15th -17th March 2019.

2019 marks the 117th anniversary of the Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade and you can expect a wonderful spectacle of all things Irish. As well as The Twelve Hotel, 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.

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 atmosphere 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.