Annual Ballintubber Parade expected to draw the crowds

Throwback to the 2018 St. Patricks Day parade in Ballintubber. Pic: Andrew Fox

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballintubber is an event which always captures the imagination of people near and far, regularly drawing large crowds to the village on March 17th each year.

Preparations are well underway for this year’s parade and the organisers are calling out to all businesses, local groups, schools and sporting organisations to come out and take part with eye-catching colourful and unique floats.

This year’s parade marks the 11th anniversary of the event in Ballintubber, and will commence at 3 pm with a large number of floats expected to take part.

Along with the trophies on offer in a variety of different categories, there will also be cash prizes up for grabs and the Jacinta O’Toole Memorial Cup for the Overall Winner. The organising committee is once again appealing for people, businesses, and local groups to inform them as soon as possible of their intention to take part.

The committee has offered sincere thanks to all those who have already sponsored the event or donated to the running costs.

Organisers have also called on people to donate to the Gofundme page ‘Ballintubber St Patrick’s Day Parade’ in order to help with the running costs of the event. The committee estimates that it costs around €6,000 to stage the event each year.

There promises to be something for everyone at this year’s parade, according to organisers, including carnival activity games taking place on the day.

A post on the Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade Gofundme page reads: “Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in its 11th year. The parade is a day full of fun and celebration in our village packed with wonderful, colour, music, and entertainment. It is an unique opportunity for us to bring our community and surrounding areas together creating connectivity, sociability, fun and joy.

“The operation cost of the parade is €6,000 per annum and Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Committee rely on the generosity of people in raising the large proportion of these funds. This year we have set up this Gofundme account in our fundraising efforts. Any donation is most welcome and will be greatly appreciated by us”.




“For parade enquiries, contact Eileen Kenny on 087-2308895, Majella Greaney on 086-6078090 or Vicky Silver Coen on 087-6829416. Please support our GoFundMe appeal. Any donation is greatly appreciated”.