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Details On Local St. Patrick's Day Parades & Festivals Across Kildare

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Find out what events are happening in your local area

St.Patrick's Day - 17th March 2023 - Parades and Festivals in Kildare


The parade in Athy starts at  3pm.  It will begin at Woodstock Street and promises to be a fun filled day with many different surprise floats that will be revealed on the day.


The parade will begin at 2pm from O'Neill's pub. It will finish at O'Neill's where there will be refreshments and Irish music afterwards.

Any tractors or vehicles that wish to be part of the parade should be registered before 2pm. Registration opens at 12 noon on the Hamilton road.


The parade in Monasterevin will begin at 2pm from St.Paul's School. There'll be a dog show taking place beforehand at 12.30pm and then following that a Baby show 1.30pm.

Other events in the town include DJ Murt, face painting, a drumming workshop and a wheel of fortune.


The theme of the Newbridge Parade, which starts at 11.45am and is set to be the largest parade in the town's history.

The theme is “Celebrating The Curragh” with participants set to be creative and innovative by considering the importance of one of the most important amenities in Ireland including horse racing, the military, mythology, the archaeology, environmental and Brigid.


Traditionally, there is no St Patrick's Day parade in Naas - the town instead opting for an Easter procession.

However there promises to be  music and crowds galore on the streets this year as Irish language organisation Sult na Sollán is to host a street festival to mark the national holiday.

Events will be held around Poplar Square, the Moat Mall, the Courthouse and St David's Church, the Potato Market with trad music, dance and drama to delight the crowd all afternoon on St Patrick's Day.


In Clane, the parade begins at The Woods House in the town at 3pm and a large crowd is expected.


Kilcock is gearing up for the annual St Patricks Day Parade, which is taking place at 1.30pm.

It begins at Spin Bridge and travels down past Abbeyfield, St Coca's Church and onto the Viewing Stand which is located in the Square.

Local businesses, community and voluntary groups and local schools are coming together to provide Music, fun, and entertainment along the route.

The theme this year is “Mná Na hÉireann/Women of Ireland."


The parade in Celbridge starts at 4pm, However, music acts will be performing from 2.45pm.


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