Plans are underway for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen, which takes place on Saturday 17th March at 4.30 pm.
The route starts at the Children’s Playground on the Cork Road, along North Street, then turning right into Main St, past the viewing platform on the Bridge and finishing in the Fairfield / Old Mart Car Park.
The parade continues to be a popular family event every year and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Skibbereen as a Multi-Cultural Town and District” and we look forward to celebrating the wide diversity of cultures we have among our participating groups, organisations, schools etc. with a rich, colourful parade of national flags, costumes etc. Please spread the word!
It is always fantastic to see so many people getting involved every year in their local Parade which guarantees fun for all the family and as in previous years one overall entrant on the day will receive the Julia Hickey Memorial Trophy with cash prizes for best community group, best fun group and best theme with spot prizes on the day too!
Don’t forget you can finish off your evening in Skibbereen with traditional music in local bars to enjoy or a tasty snack in any of the local cafés too!