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County hurling panel are Limerick Grand Marshals for St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Limerick grand marshals for this years St Patrick’s Day Parade are hurlers Barry Murphy and Aaron Gillane pictured above with the Liam McCarthy Cup. Picture: Don Moloney.

County hurling panel are Limerick Grand Marshals for St Patrick’s Day Parade

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The Parade, which begins at 12 noon on St Patrick’s Day kicks off a four-day festival with events taking place across Limerick city to celebrate our national holiday and a return to in-person events.

Members of the Limerick All-Ireland winning hurling panel will be Limerick Grand Marshals for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.


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The Limerick Grand Marshals will be joined by the Liam MacCarthy Cup as they lead a 250-strong procession from Limerick GAA celebrating the theme of ‘Belonging and Identity’.

The Parade, which begins at 12 noon on St Patrick’s Day kicks off a four-day festival with events taking place across Limerick city to celebrate our national holiday and a return to in-person events.

Limerick Hurling star Aaron Gillane said: “It’s a great honour for us to be the Grand Marshal for the parade, it’s a huge privilege for us as a team. I know there will be plenty of clubs from all over Limerick that we haven’t been able to get to see over the past two years, so we’re looking forward to seeing all of them.”

His teammate Barry Murphy said: “The parade hasn’t taken place for a few years so it will be great to get back out onto the streets and meet all the fans who have been supporting us for the last few years. The homecoming in 2018 was special, and with Liam MacCarthy present on the day, let’s hope St Patrick’s Day will be another special day.”

The route of this year’s parade has been altered due to revitalisation works on O’Connell Street.

A special Digital Guide has been created outlining the events taking place in the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival as well as the routes for the parade. It is available HERE.

Among the other family-friendly Limerick St Patricks Festival events include…

St. Patrick’s Festival Fire and Aerial Extravaganza at the Potato Market, Merchant’s Quay on March 19. Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre join Ireland’s premier fire performance company ROGU to light up stage and sky with a spectacular fusion of flights and fire! Numbers are limited and pre-booking essential. More info HERE

Panoramic Wheel at Arthur’s Quay Park from March 4 to April 21. Soar above the city and take in the stunning 360 degree views across Limerick’s skyline on the spectacular 38 metre panoramic wheel. Sky-high fun for all the family. More info HERE

Beat on the Street at the Hunt Museum Garden on March 18. Drum Dance Ireland welcomes you to the world of drumming where the star of the show is you! Children aged 5 to 13 are invited to play bass drums, congas, shakers and bells resulting in a fully interactive fun-filled percussion performance! Pre-booking essential. More info HERE

St. Patrick’s Festival Scavenger Hunt at the People’s Park, Pery Square from March 18 – 20. Join Lumen Street Theatre on a magical journey of discovery on a self-guided scavenger hunt throughout the People’s Park. This project is funded through the Local Live Performance Scheme, Dept. Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media. More info HERE 

St Patrick’s Festival Street Show Saturday on Bedford Row, 19 March. Join us on the streets of Limerick for a day of performance, science and spectacle with antics from Strong Women Science, Monsieur Gusto, Galway Community Circus and Master Magicians Steve Spade and Jack Wise! More info HERE

St Patrick’s Weekend at Limerick Milk Market from March 17-20. Enjoy the delicious buzz of Limerick’s celebrated market across four fun-filled days of food and family friendly festivities. More info HERE

Grooveyard is producing this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival on behalf of Limerick City and County Council along with partners Analog Devices, Mr Binman, Maldron Hotel and Fáilte Ireland.

Media Sponsors are Limerick Leader, Live 95, Limerick Post, Spin South West and I Love Limerick.

To apply to take part in the parade, complete the application form HERE. Closing date for applications is Monday, February 28, 2022.

A special Digital Guide has been created outlining the events taking place during the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival, available HERE. 

Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details, go HERE  

For more stories on St Patricks Day, go HERE

 

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