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Limerick City’s 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade route confirmed

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Limerick City’s 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade route confirmed. CBS Pipe Band pictured as an estimated 50.000 people lined the streets of Limerick for the welcome return of the Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade. Pic: Don Moloney

Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and the International Band Championship parade will once again march down Henry Street this year

The 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade will follow the Henry Street route again this year, with a slight change compared to last year, with the route turning at Lower Glentworth Street instead of Cecil Street.

Following consultation between city centre stakeholders, elected officials and Limerick City and County Council, the decision to remain on Henry Street for this year’s St Partick’s Day Parade and International Band Championship parade, was taken to allow those attending the parade to avail of a more extensive City offering.

With retail outlets confirming that the Henry Street route will allow them to trade on St. Patrick’s Day, the decision to continue with 2022’s route, themed “Discover Limerick” was finalised this week.


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The following is the route for the Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade which starts at 12 noon on 17 March:

Assembly Point is Sarsfield Barracks, with starting point at O’Connell Avenue, Roden Street junction.

The parade route follows down O’Connell Avenue, The Crescent, O’Connell Street, turn left onto Glentworth Street, turn right onto Henry Street, continue down Henry Street, onwards to Liddy Street and Arthur’s Quay Park.

The route then turns left onto Patrick Street before it ends at Rutland Street by Mathew Bridge.

The Reviewing Stand will be located near Arthur’s Quay Park (at the junction of Liddy Street and Honan’s Quay).

The following is the route for the 51st Limerick International Band Championship which starts at 12 noon on Sunday 19 March:

Assembly Point is Pery Square, with starting point at O’Connell Avenue, Hartstonge Street junction.

The parade route follows down The Crescent, O’Connell Street, turn left onto Glentworth Street, turn right onto Henry Street, continue down Henry Street, onwards to Liddy Street and finishing at Arthur’s Quay Park.

A jamboree will be held at Arthur’s Quay Park with the bands performing and the competition winners announced.

2023 St Patrick's Day.
2022 Limerick St Patricks Parade Elina O Callaghan age 11 from Limerick. Picture. Brian Arthur.
2023 St Patrick's Day Parade route announced
Elina O Callaghan age 11 from Limerick at the 2022 St Patrick’s Day Parade. Picture. Brian Arthur

The Reviewing Stand for the Band Championship will be located on Henry Street at the junction of Bedford Row and Shannon Street.

Eileen Coleman, SEO Tourism, Arts, Festivals and Events St Patrick’s Weekend is a festival the group are looking forward to, “when we gather together to celebrate all things Irish.”

“Limerick City will be humming with activity and there is plenty to look forward to including the centre-piece St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday 17th March a popular day out for families in Limerick,” she said. 

The Tourism, Arts, Festivals and Events SEO added, “There will be family fun activities in the city throughout the weekend and on Sunday, the uniquely Limerick event, the International Band Parade will take place.  The city will be open for business and we encourage everyone to come out on that weekend to celebrate and enjoy the best of Limerick.”

In what was a first last year for the festival, Limerick City and County Council’s partnership with ASD Ireland to host an area along the parade routes specifically for people with sensory issues will continue.

A special autism-friendly area will be located along the route at the Crescent, for both parades and will include a sensory room, covered marquee and seating area.

Access to this area will be limited with special wristbands being provided by ASD Ireland.

For more information on this area and to apply for access, please check out ASDIreland.ie.

Discover more Limerick events and festivals here.

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