St. Patrick's Day Parade

Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations will burst into life at midday on Tuesday 17th March for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade

The parade, which is being co-ordinated by Grooveyard Productions on behalf of Limerick City and County Council, will feature thousands of participants from various community groups, companies, bands and sports clubs from across Limerick and further afield.

Theme: Our Future is Green

Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade

The theme of this year’s Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been announced as ‘Our Future is Green’.

Limerick’s businesses, community, sporting, and voluntary groups are being asked to showcase their green credentials as part of this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival.

Parade participants are asked to embrace the parade theme when preparing their St. Patrick’s Day Parade entry and to be as creative and imaginative as possible in interpreting the theme Our Future Is Green, through costumes, floats and performance.

Entries can be created by using green alternatives and/or recycled materials where possible.

Parade participants are also asked to declare their Green Action for 2020. This could be greener transport initiatives, switching to greener energy in their hub or clubhouse, or it could be a project they are planning to undertake during the year.

Where possible participants should consider greener alternative modes of transport when arranging to get to and from the parade, this could include car-pooling, cycling, walking or taking public transport.

Organisers would like participants to explore this important topic in imaginative and engaging ways and remind people that our climate is a very fragile thing and to celebrate Limerick's designation as a European Green Leaf City for 2020. 

The European Green Leaf Award is a competition aimed at cities and towns across Europe, with populations between 20,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. The award recognises commitment to better environmental outcomes, with a particular focus on efforts to generate green growth and new jobs.

For full details of Limerick St. Patrick's Festival events, download your festival guide here.


Continuing the green theme Limerick City and County Council will, this year, use a paperless registration process.

If you would like to take part in the Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020, you can complete the online Registration Form.

*In the event of extreme weather, schedule may be subject to change.