The Sligo St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back with a bang after a break of two years.
The 50th Sligo St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take on a new route. The main change will see the parade return to going up O’Connell Street and across Grattan Street and Castle St. The viewing stand will now be based at the Sligo Courthouse. The Parade starts at 12 noon on Mail Coach Road and finishes at Our Lady Of Mercy Primary School.
It is hoped the shorter route will make the parade more enjoyable for spectators and also avoid gaps and delays. There will also be a number of quiet zones, as well as designated disabled spaces as seen on the map below.
Applications for entrants are still open and there is no cost to enter. Applications can be made at www.sligostpatricksday.com.
This years parade will be the feature event as part of a 5 day festival of music and events. With a double bank holiday on the Thursday and Friday, it is expected a large number of visitors will visit Sligo.
The parade is in partnership with Sligo County Council, Failte Ireland and Sligo BID.