St. Patrick's Day Parade 2019 - Gaelic Revival

The 35th Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March, 2019 at 12:30pm.


All businesses, clubs, associations and schools are being invited to represent themselves with a float or performance of their choice.  This year Athboy remembers Fr Eoghan O’Growney, 120 years since his death. To celebrate our proud heritage we ask you to put forward a display that celebrates our Irish Gaelic Culture – including the Irish language, folklore, sports, music and arts.


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 2017
Eco-Friendly Athboy

This year we have added a prize for the most eco friendly entry this is not a category as every group will automatically be entered.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN ADDITIONAL PRIZE FOR THE BEST OVERALL ENTRY IN THE PARADE
AND FOR THE BEST WINDOW DISPLAY.

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

Community Person of the Year 2019

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 Thursday 14th March, 2019. 

2018 Parade Images

Can you spot yourself?

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