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  • Writer's picturePippa Hackett

Your Local St. Patrick's Day Parade in Laois & Offaly

Updated: Mar 7, 2023



It is my pleasure to represent Ireland in Kenya and Tanzania this St Patrick's Day. Whilst, I'm overjoyed to be able to represent my country abroad, I will miss attending my local parade in Edenderry; and seeing all the local groups, clubs and businesses display their Irish pride on our National Day.


So, I am excited to share this list of #StPatricksParades happening across #Laois and #Offaly this coming St Patrick's Day and to ensure you don't miss your local parade.


Mountrath, in Co. Laois will celebrate their 50th anniversary of the formation of their St. Patrick's Parade with a Carnival themed parade and, in Tullamore, they will have their 40th anniversary, with huge celebrations planned for the day.


Clonaslee, will hold their second ever parade, with a fantastic day planned for all the family and, in Clara, Co. Offaly, they will host RTE for the second time in their history this year - a huge triumph for their parade committee.


I want to thank all wonderful parade committees across Laois and Offaly for the incredible work that goes into hosting a parade and wish them all the very best.


Wherever you spend St Patrick's Day this year; I hope you and all your family will have a fun, safe day.



LAOIS


Abbeyleix Parade will commence at 12.00pm from Heritage House


Mountrath '50th Anniversary parade', 12.30pm from St Fintan’s GAA


Portlaoise From Laois County Council at 12.30pm


Clonaslee 12 midday from the Community Center


Rosenallis From Johnsgrove at 3.30 pm: Refreshments provided after.


Durrow From St. Fintan's Terrace at 1pm


Rathdowney - "Stronger Together" Parade - from St. Fergals College at 12 noon.


Timahoe From Community Hall @ 9.30am



OFFALY


Tullamore ‘Tidy Town’s' themed parade from Bridge Centre @ 11.30am


Edenderry Parade will proceed as normal @ 2.30pm


Kilcormac From GAA grounds at 3.30pm


Rhode From the Power Station Road at 10am


Clara The festivities will commence at 11.30am


Banagher Water Parade @12pm Shannon Harbour. Street parade @3pm


Mountbolus will start at 11am at Newtons on the hill

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