Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the International Band Championship parade will once again march down Henry Street this year.
Following consultation between city centre stakeholders, elected officials and Limerick City and County Council, the decision to remain on Henry Street, was taken to allow those attending the parade to avail of a more extensive City offering.
With retail outlets confirming that, the Henry Street route will allow them to trade on St. Patrick’s Day, the decision to continue with 2022’s route, themed “Discover Limerick” was finalised this week.
The following is the route for the Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade which starts at 12 noon on 17 March:
Assembly Point is Sarsfield Barracks, with starting point at O’Connell Avenue, Roden Street junction.
The parade route follows down O’Connell Avenue, The Crescent, O’Connell Street, turn left onto Glentworth Street, turn right onto Henry Street, continue down Henry Street, onwards to Liddy Street and Arthur’s Quay Park.
The route then turns left onto Patrick Street before it ends at Rutland Street by Mathew Bridge.
The following is the route for the 51st Limerick International Band Championship which starts at 12 noon on Sunday 19 March:
Assembly Point is Pery Square, with starting point at O’Connell Avenue, Hartstonge Street junction.
The parade route follows down The Crescent, O’Connell Street, turn left onto Glentworth Street, turn right onto Henry Street, continue down Henry Street, onwards to Liddy Street and finishing at Arthur’s Quay Park.
A jamboree will be held at Arthur’s Quay Park with the bands performing and the winners of the competition announced.
The Reviewing Stand for both the St. Patrick's Day Parade and International Band Championship will be located on Henry Street (opposite the Savoy Hotel) at the junction of Bedford Row and Shannon Street.
Eileen Coleman, SEO Tourism, Arts, Festivals and Events: “Here in Tourism, Festivals and Events we are looking forward to St. Patrick’s weekend, when we gather together to celebrate all things Irish. Limerick City will be humming with activity and there is plenty to look forward to including the centre-piece St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday 17th March a popular day out for families in Limerick. There will be family fun activities in the city throughout the weekend and on Sunday, the uniquely Limerick event, the International Band Parade will take place. The city will be open for business and we encourage everyone to come out on that weekend to celebrate and enjoy the best of Limerick.”
In what was a first last year for the festival, Limerick City and County Council’s partnership with ASD Ireland to host an area along the parade routes specifically for people with sensory issues, will continue.
A special autism friendly area will be located along the route at the Crescent, for both parades and will include a sensory room, covered marquee and seating area.
Access to this area will be limited with special wristbands being provided by ASD Ireland.
For more information on this area and to apply for access, please check out ASDIreland.ie.
Are you enthusiastic, reliable and motivated? Then we’re looking for you.
Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival is looking for volunteers to help with this year's Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 51st Limerick International Band Championship.
As a steward, you will perform a vital role as the public face of the festival, ensuring the audience has a positive, fun, enjoyable and safe experience.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Festival Parade Support Scheme
The Limerick City and County St. Patrick’s Festival Parades Support Scheme 2023 is open for applications until Monday 6th March 2023 at 4pm.
Limerick's St. Patrick’s Festival is a key pillar of Limerick’s event calendar countywide. A celebration of our national pride, in recent years it has also served as a wonderful showcase of the spirit of Limerick.
Please Note: This grant scheme applies only to parades taking place in Limerick.
Please email completed application forms to email@example.com
Festivals and Events Office
Limerick City and County Council
Phone: 061 556427
Ahead of the parades, those attending are reminded, that to ensure the safety and enjoyment of fellow attendees, cars affecting the parades will be towed away to another street.
The Garda Station at Henry St will advise people where their car has been relocated to when they ring.
Elsewhere in the city on-street parking is free on both Friday 17th and Sunday 19th March.