St Patrick’s Day Parades underway around the county

St Patrick's Day celebrations in The Kingdom. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

Saint Patrick’s Day parades have begun in many areas around the county this morning.

Ballydavid’s parade began at one minute past midnight and at 6am in Dingle, the Dingle Fife and Drum Band led the gathering culminating with a march up to St Mary’s Church.

Milltown’s parade got underway at 10 o’clock.

One of the organisers is Vincent Prendercast:

The parade in Baile an Fheirteáraigh will leave the Lárionad at 11am moving towards Cloonties and back through the village.

Tralee, Ballyduff, Castlemaine, Sneem, and Causeway’s parade all begin at noon.

David Enright is one of the organisers in Causway:

The parade in Glenbeigh begins at 12.15 as does the Ballinskelligs’ parade and Dingle’s second parade starts at 12.45 from Ashmount Terrace.

The Castleisland parade begins at 1pm but there’s a music stage on Main Street from noon.

Also starting at 1 is Killorglin’s parade and the Listowel’s parade begins at 1.15.

Killarney, Abbeydorney’s, and Cahersiveen start at 2pm.

Ballybunion, Ballyheigue,and Castlegregory’s celebrations start at 3pm.

Over the Limerick border in Abbeyfeale, the parade starts at 4pm from Kostal, with assembly beforehand.

Kilflynn’s 25th anniversary parade begins at 4 from St Teresa’s National School, with assembly at 3.30pm while Waterville’s celebrations also start at 4.