Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade

Friday 17th March @ 12pm
  • Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo: Don Moloney

Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations will burst into life as the much anticipated St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to the streets at 12pm on Friday 17th March 2023!

Limerick City and County Council are calling on the world to “Discover Limerick” this March as Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival weekend returns for 2023.


The theme of this year’s festival is “Discover Limerick”- and there is certainly plenty to discover across our city and county. 

From Viking settlement to cosmopolitan city, a rich heritage and tradition is tightly woven into Limerick’s fabric.  The past is a constant and welcome presence here. From the 13th Century fortress at King John’s Castle, the Treaty Stone and imposing St. Mary’s Cathedral; to the collections of art and antiquities at the Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum, the People’s Museum of Limerick, the Limerick City Gallery of Art and the elegant architecture of Georgian Limerick. 

There are so many fascinating stories to uncover at megalithic Lough Gur, home to Ireland’s largest stone circle; in medieval Kilmallock, charming Adare, bustling Newcastle West or at Foynes, the birthplace of the world-famous Irish coffee. 

Limerick’s culture is a source of justifiable pride, from our edgy street art and vibrant live music scene to a calendar bursting with theatre, film, festivals and events. Ireland’s first National City of Culture, we host the country’s only biennial of contemporary art, EVA International. 

Limerick’s pride as a city of sport is evident at every turn and none more so than in our reigning three in a row, All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions. Adare Manor is due to host the 2027 Ryder Cup and create memories that will sustain generations.  

As the home of Munster Rugby, Limerick boasts the world renowned Thomond Park Stadium and the hotly anticipated International Rugby Experience. County Limerick is an adventure playground with Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, Curraghchase Forest Park and Limerick Greenway, which carves a 40km path through lush local countryside, along with so many trails, loops, walks and hikes just waiting to be embraced. 

There is so much to discover in Limerick. 

To all our communities, we ask:

What is your Limerick? 

What do you want people to know about your county? 

Help us Discover Limerick together.

How to Enter

Limerick groups, clubs, organisations, associations and companies of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to sign up and become involved in this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade. 

To apply to become part of the parade, log on to here and complete the form. Entries must be received on or before 28th February 2023 (or when the maximum capacity of participants is reached). Parade entries may be limited.


For more information on taking part, please contact Festivals & Events in Limerick City and County Council or 061 557450. 

More details will be available in the coming weeks on and on Limerick St Patrick’s Festival social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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