St. Patrick's Day Parade 2020 - Go Green

The 36th Parade will take place on Tuesday March 17th 2020 at 12:30 pm.


All businesses, clubs, associations and schools are being invited to represent themselves with a float or performance of their choice. This year the theme of the parade is "Go Green". Participants are encouraged to be as creative as they wish with this theme, which focuses on being eco-friendly.

Eco-Friendly Athboy

We would ask you to make your float entertaining and to engage with the crowd, both along the route and at the Review Stand, to ensure our parade is fun for everybody involved!

There are prizes for the best presented for the following:

  • (A) MOST CREATIVE YOUTH/COMMUNITY GROUP (1ST & 2nd)
  • (B) BEST INTERPRETATION OF THIS YEARS THEME (1ST & 2nd)
  • (C) BEST SHOWCASE OF A SPORTING CLUB (1ST & 2nd)
  • (D) MOST ENTERTAINING TRADITIONAL ENTRY (1ST & 2nd)
  • (E) MOST ENTERTAINING LARGE COMMERCIAL ENTRY (1ST ONLY)
  • (F) MOST ENTERTAINING SMALL COMMERCIAL ENTRY (1st ONLY)


Athboy Parade Entry Form 2020

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN ADDITIONAL PRIZE FOR THE BEST OVERALL ENTRY IN THE PARADE AND A PRIZE FOR THE BEST WINDOW DISPLAY (The Athboy business community love this!)

REMINDER:  EACH ENTRY MUST CARRY THEIR OWN PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE.

Community Person of the Year 2020

Nomination boxes are available in Centra, Smyth's Post Office, Staunton's Pharmacy, The Darnley Lodge Hotel and The Credit Union.

Nominations will close on Saturday 14th March, 2020. 

2018 Parade Images

Can you spot yourself?

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