After two years without in-person celebrations, Letterkenny is back in full swing with the annual Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is one of the biggest in the County and this year Letterkenny Chamber is hoping to make this one a full-on celebration on the day.
With less than 4 weeks to go to this national holiday that will be celebrated in style all over the world, Letterkenny Chamber President and members of the organising committee were delighted and a little bit relieved to be able to bring back the parade.
Chamber President Kristine Reynolds said “This time two years ago we were preparing for the parade with the shadow of Covid hanging over us. Little did we know then that two years would pass before we would be back out with a full blown parade.
“St. Patrick’s Day is an important event in the calendar marking the start of the Spring season. This year it falls with the extra bank holiday on Friday so everyone in Letterkenny is looking forward to a fantastic weekend. 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.
“We have already lots of great feedback from groups wanting to take part in the parade and we always need more. We are appealing to sporting clubs, dance groups, youth groups, clubs and societies to get involved and embrace the 2022 parade to make it as fun, inclusive and colourful as possible, a real celebration that is much needed after two long years.”
This year entertainment will start at the stage at Market Centre at 1.30pm with the parade proper starting at 3pm. At the stage there will be music, singing and dancing and then we will be joined by our favourite MC Keith Fletcher for the parade itself.
In addition there will be a photo booth located at Market Square where spectators and their families can get a commemorative photo of this special day.
There will be a band at the Old Courthouse from 2pm and with everyone dressing up for the day there will be lots of colour and fun.
Come to Letterkenny for the day, come early, get your photo taken and watch the parade. It’s a long weekend and the first parade for two years. Join us to celebrate all things Irish.
“Letterkenny Chamber is the sole organiser of the Parade and each year it is only through the voluntary effort of members of the Chamber and financial contributions from businesses that enables it to happen. We are proud to play our part in this important day and would ask any business large or small if they could offer a contribution it would be gratefully received and acknowledged.”
Kristine continued: “we are asking everyone to get behind our St. Patrick’s Day event in Letterkenny this year. The families that come out to watch and everyone who gets involved makes the parade a happy occasion for all.”
If you have a group that would like to get involved just get in touch with the Letterkenny Chamber office for an application form.
To enter a float or for more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email email@example.com