Ireland’s Call – Letterkenny Listened
Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade – New 2pm start time
This year, in response to the fantastic performance of the Ireland Team in the Rugby Six Nations, Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade has a new starting time of 2pm.
Ireland’s Called and the The Letterkenny St.Patricks Day Parade organisers have listened. The Ireland vs England Six Nationa Rugby Match kicks off at 2.45pm and moving the parade start time by one hour means that spectators and participants will be able be part of the parade and get to see the match on 17th March
Groups of dancers, gymnasts, sports clubs and community organisations are already gearing up for the annual Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade that was launched by the Mayor of Letterkenny and Chamber President . The parade is always one of the biggest in the County and this year we hope to see entries from a wide range of businesses, community organisations, sports clubs and bands.
The parade in Letterkenny is organised by Letterkenny Chamber and its volunteers are just starting to raise money to make sure the parade gets bigger and better each year.
Chamber President Leonard Watson at the launch said “St. Patrick’s Day is always an important event in the calendar and it marks the start of the Spring season for all of us in business. This year it falls once again at a weekend so we are expecting a large entry and a high number of spectators. With the rugby match on the same day there should be a fantastic atmosphere in Letterkenny and we thought it was best to change with tradition and start the parade at 2pm.”
“The Letterkenny Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny, young and old come out to see the traditional parade work its way through the town centre. This year we are celebrating Celtic Culture in advance of the Pan Celtic Festival coming to Letterkenny at Easter and we know everyone will get into the spirit of celebrating all things Irish and show how proud they are of Letterkenny, Donegal and Ireland.”
Once again we are asking local businesses to come on board to make financial contributions to the parade and we will be out with our sponsorship banner to acknowledge all contributions on social media.
The Parade starts at 2pm on Saturday 17th March making its way from Station Roundabout (Tesco) via Port Road, through the Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.
It is a traditional parade with a celebration of sport, dance, business and it truly captures the imagination of everyone who takes part. C’mon Ireland.