Starting times for St Patrick’s Day Parades

The Dingle Fife & Drum Band leading the St Patrick's Day Parade along Strand Street on St Patrick's Day. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

Large crowds are expected to enjoy tomorrow’s St Patrick’s Day parades around the county.

Keeping with tradition, the first parade takes place in Dingle at 6 am from Ashmount Terrace.

Dingle Fife and Drum Band will lead the parade culminating with a march up St Mary’s Church at 7am.


Milltown’s St Patrick’s Day parade begins at 10am with assembly at half nine.

The parade in Baile an Fheirteáraigh will leave the Lárionad at 11 am moving towards Na gCluainte and back through the village. Floats are asked to gather at 10.30.

Tralee’s parade begins at 12 starting from John Joe Sheehy Road, with those involved asked to assemble beforehand; it’ll make its way down Boherbee and Castle Street before ending on Ashe Street.

Ballyduff’s celebrations also kick off at 12 and there’s a noon start for the Castlemaine parade starting at Flynn’s yard, with assembly beforehand.

Causeway’s parade also begins at noon at the sportsfield but there’s pre-parade entertainment at 10am at the cross in the main village.

Celebrations are also starting in Sneem at midday on the Quay Road.

The parade in Glenbeigh begins at 12.15 from the GAA grounds; with drummers, dancers and pipers performing from  11.30am.

Also starting at 12.15pm is Ballinskelligs’ parade following 11.30 Mass in Dungeagan.

Dingle’s second parade starts at 12.45 from Ashmount Terrace.

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

Also starting at 1 is Killorglin’s parade from the Fishery but those involved are asked to assemble from 12.30pm.

Listowel’s parade begins at 1.15 from the Community Centre, Bridge Road with a concert beforehand at 12.45 in the Square.

Killarney’s parade starts at 2pm from Fitzgerald Stadium, making its way through Lewis Road, East Avenue, Main Street, New Street and Beech Road with the Grandstand in the New Street Car Park.

Abbeydorney’s  parade begins at 2pm from the sports complex; with assembly from 1.
Cahersiveen’s parade also starts at 2 with assembly at 1.30pm at Con Keating Park.

Ballybunion’s celebrations start at 3pm from Upper Doon, with assembly from 2.

Also starting at 3 are festivities in Ballyheigue; the parade will head up the town to the community centre. There’s also a 3pm start for Castlegregory’s celebrations.

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.