The theme for this year’s Parade is ‘Ennis – A Multi Cultural Town’, which provides participating groups, organisations, bands, schools and individuals a broad scope within which they can reflect the various cultures in their float or group activity.
This year’s parade commences at 11.00am from Clare County Council’s Headquarters at Áras Contae an Chláir before proceeding via New Road, Newbridge Road, Club Bridge, Abbey Street, O’Connell Square, O’Connell Street, with participants finishing in the grounds of the Holy Family School, Station Road. Following the Parade, the local Nigerian Society will host a showcase of Nigerian food, music and dance in Abbey Street Car park. The reviewing stand this year will be located at the end point of the parade at Ennis Cathedral. View the parade route map here.
All details about the traffic management plan on St. Patrick’s Day are published on this website, on the parade Facebook Page (ennisparade) and on Twitter (@ennisparade) using the ennisparade hashtag (#ennisparade).
Once again, there will be an overall prize of €400 for the ‘Best Group or Float’ while all parade participants will be included in an open draw for one of four prizes of €150 each. Among the international visitors to Ennis for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade are groups from Langenfeld (Ennis’ German twinning partner), Russia and the UK.