St Patrick's Day Parades in the South East : Traffic and Times

St Patrick's Day Parades in the South East : Traffic and Times

What's going on in your area - find out here. From Beach Parades to Evening parades to the traditional ones across the region:


10AM              Possibly one of the earliest parades to take place on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland will get underway in Bunclody town from 10am. Floats, marching groups and entertainers will gather and parade down the towns’ Main Street.


11AM              One of the oldest parades in the country will continue its tradition in Wexford town; starting back in 1917 and continued until the outbreak of world war two. In 1946 the parade was re-started.  This year the parade will commence at 11am from the junction at Fisher's Rowe, William's Street and weave it’s way through the town to pass the reviewing stand at the Quay Front adjacent to the Bridge. This year's parade will see many floats and numerous marching bands and will be one of the country’s best parades.

2PM                The New Ross town St. Patrick’s Day parade will get underway from 2pm travelling from Irishtown down the town’s quayside to the viewing platform at the Dunbrody visitor centre. Filled with marching bands, floats and entertainers it’s one not to be missed. Traffic Restrictions from 1pm – 4pm.

2PM               At Carraig on Bannow the seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is set to take place at 2pm from the school field, the entertainment is set to be top notch with prizes for ‘best band’, ‘most comical’ and ‘audience involvement’.

3PM                The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Enniscorthy gets underway at 3pm. Floats and vehicles will join the parade on The Promenade & there will be lots of entertainment on offer in the Market Square with music, dance, and children’s entertainment and free face painting. Music and entertainment underway from 2pm.


3PM                In Gorey the St Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at 3pm under the theme ‘The Green Dream’. Festivities will get underway from the Enniscorthy road on to Main Street and finishing on Esmonde Street.

4PM                Duncannon beach will host the country’s only Beach Parade this St. Patrick’ Day.  The parade will start outside the Star of the Sea church in Duncannon at 4pm travelling down the Main Street and from there it will go onto the beach and travel down Duncannon beach lead by the 2016 Grand Marshall John Delaney of the FAI. Prior to the parade start time there will be entertainment on offer in the village with live music, zorbing, bungee trampolining and family fun events. The parade will be made up of local scouts, girl guides, and local sporting clubs with prizes on offer for the best walking float and the best business float.





Parade starts at 1pm from St. John’s Church on Thursday 17th March.
Road closures will take effect from 11.30 am on March 17th and will remain in place until 3.30pm or when the St Patrick’s Day parade has finished and crowds have dispersed.

This year’s parade will begin at St. John’s Church on the Dublin Road and will travel down John Street, Rose Inn Street, High Street and Parliament Street before the floats disperse at the Market Yard.

The following areas will see closures…

Dublin Rd, closed from Carlow Road Roundabout, access for Irish Rail/ Residents/ floats/participants only. Traffic going to McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre will be diverted to use the Hebron Road entrance.

O’Loughlin Rd, closed from Hebron Rd Roundabout local access only,
John St, Closed from Castlecomer Road Roundabout
Micheal St, closed from junction with Wolfe Tone St.
Maudlin St. Closed at the Johns Street End
Johns Quay,
Rose Inn St,
High St,
Parliament St,
Patrick Street, Closed from the junction of Ormonde Road and also at junction of
Ormonde Street. Access to Ormonde Street Carpark from
The Parade, Closed at Junction with Rose Inn /Patrick St,

James St, Closed, access only to Market Cross Car Park,
Saint Kieran’s St, Closed from both ends.
Bateman Quay, Closed from Both ends
Irishtown, closed from Junction with Dean St,

Any cars causing disruption will be towed away to allow traffic proceed and “ No Parking” cones and barriers will be in place where necessary.

Thomastown is taking to the water this St Patrick’s Day. A “big splash” which was due to take place on New Years Day has been re-scheduled for March 17th. It takes place in the Weir Pool in Thomastown, county Kilkenny’s most used outdoor facility in 2015. All the money raised from the event will go towards the running of the weir pool.



Ireland’s national feast day is celebrated throughout Co. Carlow with a series of parades in honour of St. Patrick, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland.

1PM                Bagnelstown

2PM                Tullow

2PM                Borris

3.30PM           Ballon

3.30PM           Carlow Town



Did you know that it was Waterford man Luke Wadding that secured St. Patrick’s Day to become a hold day of obligation back in the 17th century?! Make a weekend of it in the very place that first declared St. Patrick’s Day a general holiday in Ireland in 1903. The Parade will take place on 17th March 2016 at 1pm on The Quay and The Mall.

St. Patricks Day Parade Road Closures - Waterford

  1. Road ClosuresThe following Roads shall be closed from 11am until 5pm to facilitate the parade.R680 – Merchants QuayR680 – Meagher’s QuayR680 – Coal Quay

    R680 – Custom House Quay

    R680 – Parade Quay

    R680 – The Mall

    R680 – Parnell Street

    R708 – Catherine Street

    L90025 – Colbeck Street

    L5530 – Lady Lane (from its junction with Francis Place to Colbeck Street)

    L90024 – Bank Lane

    L90307 – Beau Street

    L90023 – Mall Lane

    R683 – Lombard Street (from its Junction with Rose Lane to The Mall)

    L90022 – Adelpi Quay –(from its junction with Rose Lane to Parade Quay)

    L90021 – Bailey’s New Street

    L90020 – Greyfriars

    L90019 – Coffee House Lane

    L90018 – Henrietta Street

    L90017 – Keyser Street

    L5534 – Exchange Street

    L5535 – Conduit Lane

    L91091 – Barronstrand Street

    L5501 – Gladstone Street

    L1502 – O’Connell Street

    L15021 – Thomas Hill (from its junction with Meeting House Lane to O’Connell Street)

    L5506 – Vulcan Street

    L5505 – Thomas Street

    L1503 – The Glen (Road No.1)

    L15033 – The Glen (Road No.3)

    2. Diversions

    Travelling East on R680 Cork Road
    All traffic for M9, N25 and N24 via Rice Bridge shall be diverted at Cork Road Roundabout and directed to Rice Bridge via R686.

    Traffic for Tramore, Waterford Airport, University Hospital Waterford or Williamstown/Dunmore Road area shall use the Inner Ring Road.

    Travelling West on R680 Rice Bridge.

    The left lane shall be on Rice Bridge shall be closed and all traffic shall be diverted via R686 to R680 Cork Road at the Cork Road Roundabout. All Traffic shall then use normal routes.

    Other Routes
    Travelling to Rice Bridge from Tramore, Waterford Airport, University Hospital Waterford or Williamstown/Dunmore Road area shall be diverted via R709 Inner Ring Road to Cork Road Roundabout and the detour via R686.

    3.     Parking
    Parking within the main Quay car parks will be available until approximately 1 hour before the Parade Commences at 1pm and will be reopened 30 minutes after the all clear is called by Event Control. All on-street car parking on the closed roads will be removed 24hours before the parade begins. All other city car parks will be unaffected. 03 2016


St Patricks Day, Dungarvan, Road Closures

Waterford City and County Council wishes to advise that the St. Patricks Day, Dungarvan, Parade Route will be closed on the 17th March, 2016 from 14:20 to 18:00. Roads closure include, The Causeway, Meagher Street, Grattan Square, O' Connell Street, Wolfe Tone Road, Mitchell Street, Rice's Street and Mary Street.

Waterford City & County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused



3PM                       CLONMEL - Once again, the starting area for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which commences at 3pm on Thursday 17th March 2016, is Cantwell Street (Upper Irishtown) and it will follow the same route through the town as previous years to finish in Parnell Street.

Western Park; Cantwell Street; Irishtown (east of Cantwell Street); Albert Street; St. Mary’ Place; Gravel Walk; O’Neill Street; Joyce’s Lane; Bridge Street; Old Quay; New Quay; Old Bridge; Wolfe Tone Street; O’Connell Street; Mary Street; Gladstone Street; Sarsfield Street; Abbey Street; Bank Lane; Market Street; Emmet Street; Dowd’s Lane; Market Street; Emmet Street; Dowd’s Lane; Nelson Street; Parnell Street; Anglesea Street Wellington Street, Cross Street and Dr Croke Place

Thursday 17th March 2016 from 09.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs

ROUTES: Traffic travelling from Irishtown to Parnell Street is via Western Road, Kickham Street and Dillon Street

Traffic travelling from the Davis Road to Irishtown is via the Gas House Bridge, Dungarvan Road and Convent Road

Traffic travelling from Mary Street to the Old Bridge is via Queen Street, Western Road, Connolly Park, Convent Road and Dungarvan Road;

Local access will be granted for residents



6PM                       Carrick on Suir, a great nights entertainment with music and dance to go with the spectacle! Special Appearance by the Crop Cruisers who last Christmas attracted the attention of the national media with their glowing tractors! Assembly 6pm in the Swan Club Car Park with the parade finishing in SuperValu Car park, Greystone St, where the entertainment will begin'.