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St. Patricks Festival (17th March 2016)

St Patricks Day Galway2016 marks the 113th anniversary of the Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade and you can expect a wonderful spectacle of all things Irish, particularly in this centenary of the Irish Republic. The Parade will start at 11.30am and finish at approximately 1.00pm.

St Patrick's Festival Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. It aims to celebrate the cities diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events. They aim to create a carnival atmousphere that the whole city can be part of and they do.

This year's parade highlights include Galway Arts Centre, Colours Street Theatre, An Taibhdhearc Theatre and Galway Theatre Festival with community groups such as Foróige, GAA clubs, Amnesty International and The Russian Culture Club creating a kaleidoscope of of Galway's rich mix of cultural and ethnic diversity.

The parade will come to a grand finalé with local heroes Macnas presenting their youth ensemble before Gamelan na Gaillimhe chime the end of the parade with their Indonesian gongs.

Parade Route 2016

St Patricks Day Galway

For more information see - http://www.galwaystpatricksparade.com

Parade Running Order

The World's Strongest Man - Duffy's Circus
Badóirí an Cladaigh (The Claddagh Boatmen)
Rivers and Crows
National Colours 1st battalion Dún Uí Mhaolíosa
Liam Silke, Town Crier
Victorian Carriage with Guest of Honour Little John Nee
St. Patrick's Brass Band
St. Patrick Puppet
Foróige
Involve Salthill
Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club
Scoil Bhríde, Shantalla
Shantalla Residents' Association
Merlin Woods FC
Friends of Merlin Woods/Foróige Drummers
UNESCO City of Film Crew
Castlegar Hurling / Camoige Club
Galway Hospice Foundation
Claddagh National School Band
Galway Arts Centre
Cumann na Bhfear
The Green Army
Coder Dojo
Scoil San Phroinsías
Galway Traveller Movement
St. Francis, Patron Saint of Ecology and Environment
Saint James' GAA
Patrician Brass Band
St. Mary's Bruce Grey School Rugby, CANADA
UNESCO City of Film Showcase
Barna/Furbo u8s Soccer
Coyote's Late Bar Galway
Salsa Latin Dancers Community Group
Dirty Circus
Les Hot Culottes
Galway Feminist Collective
Amharchlann An Taibhdhearc
Amnesty International
Galway City Cougars
CULTURE FILM CREW
Liam Mellowes GAA Club
Galway Theatre Festival
Sinead Rowe Designs
Funky Drums
Galway City Roller Derby
Eyre Square Shopping Centre
Community Spirit Drumming
Lackagh Comhaltas
Galway Egypt Belly Dancers
Colours Street Theatre Creatures
Galway Community Circus
Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland
Bugale an Oriant Dancers & Musicians
UNESCO City of Film Crew
Barna GAA U9 & U10 Girls
Cúla Búla
Manannan Mac Lír
Galway City School of Judo
National Water Sports Summit
Access Music Project Galway Currach
Galway Arts for Activism Theatre and Spectacle
St. Patrick's Scout
European Capital of Culture Radio Crew
Foodland Stores Polish Showcase
Polish Community Group
Petworld/GSPCA
South African Community Group
Galway Filipino Irish Community
Russian Culture Club
Galway City Karting
NUIG Juggling Society
Tom Duffy's Circus
MACNAS
Gamelan Na Gallimhe
Galway Fire Service


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