St. Patrick’s Day in Donegal: Local parade times


 March 17, 2017
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Communities around Donegal are not going to let rain dampen their spirits on St. Patrick’s Day as they put the finishing touches on their parade displays and routines this morning.

After weeks and even months of rehearsals, groups will be taking to streets across Donegal to perform in front of their communities.

Here is a list of the St. Patrick’s Day parade times across the county from Donegal Gathering. (Glenties held their parade at midnight last night, which was said to be a great late-night party)

  • Burtonport : 12noon – 2pm

  • Mevagh : 1pm

  • Ballyshannon : 2pm

  • Bunbeg : 2.30pm

  • Buncrana, Inishowen : 2.30pm

  • Moville, Inishowen : 2.30pm

  • Dungloe : 3pm

  • Killybegs : 3pm

  • Letterkenny : 3pm

  • Ballybofey & Stranorlar : 3pm

  • Donegal Town : 3pm

  • Bundoran : 3.30pm

  • Falcarragh : 4pm

  • Glencolmcille : 4pm

  • Downings : 4.30pm

  • Sunday 19th March – Ardara at 3.30pm


Met Eireann are forecasting heavy rain and blustery winds in places today so the public are warned  to dress appropriately for the weather. A Status Yellow warning is in place from Friday to Sunday morning as heavy rain is expected to accumulate in areas around Donegal.

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Note: Times are subject to change.

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