‘We are One’ for Ballaghaderreen St Patrick’s Day Parade!

Flashback to the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ballaghaderreen. Pic: Mick McCormack

‘We are One’ is the all-inclusive theme for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballaghaderreen, which aims to encourage people from all over the world to come to the town, connect and celebrate the popular annual event together.
The Ballaghaderreen Town Team are once again organising the event and they are now seeking entrants for the parade with the aim of making the celebration bigger and better than ever before.

This year the celebrations will also include a Children’s Art Competition and entries can be sent to stpatricksdayparadeballagh@gmail.com including full name, age and contact details.

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will commence at 2.30 pm on Friday, March 17th, entering Ballaghaderreen from the Sligo Road before travelling through the town with stops at the Square and outside Imelda Towey’s premises for performances.

There will be two starting points, one at Abbeyfield for those driving floats, and one at the cathedral for walking floats and younger people.

Judges will be situated on the Square and there will also be enclosed spectator areas on the Square and throughout the town.

A spokesperson for Ballaghaderreen Town Team said: “We had such a great turnout last year and everyone had a wonderful day. We’re adding more this year and we’re really hoping to make the day better and better every year!”
If you are interested in taking part in this year’s event, an application form is available at https://forms.gle/jYmrmMaPu1bEGj4h9 or you can pick up/drop off a hard copy at the Community Resource Centre at the Shambles, Charlestown Road, Ballaghaderreen.

There is no entry fee, however donations can be made when submitting a paper entry form or visit our GoFundMe page to add a donation: https://gofund.me/48f49b50.

For further information, please email stpatricksdayparadeballagh@gmail.com or visit ‘Ballaghaderreen St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Facebook.