Nottingham’s 19th St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade events take place across various city venues – with the main parade in Old Market Square on Saturday 17th March. See full details.
Chairman of Nottingham St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade said:
‘County Wicklow are leading the Parade this year with Liam Fitzgerald leading the Parade as Chief Marshall. A warm welcome to all our visitors from County Wicklow and the Irish Embassy.
At 11.30am The Parade assembles at Thurland Street/Pelham Street led by the Chief Marshall Liam Fitzgerald as County Wicklow leads the Parade.
To our sponsors this year, a huge thank you, your contributions means that it all happens year after year.
Leaving me to say, have a great St Patrick’s day, drink well, eat well and laugh well!’
CHURCH OF OUR LADY AND ST PATRICK, THE MEADOWS – 9.30AM
Mass of Celebration of St Patrick – Celebrant Fr Joe Wheat, Sermon Fr. John Martin.
PARADE ASSEMBLY – 11.30am
The Parade Assembles at Thurland Street/Pelham Street led by the Lead County Wicklow.
Individual groups assemble and march down to the Market square to be greeted by the crowds. Chief Marshall Liam Fitzgerald and family represent County Wicklow and lead the parade.
We also welcome 2 civic guests from County Wicklow – Cllr Vincent Blake, Chair of the Baltinglass Municipal District Council, and Lorrainne Gallagher Senior Executive Officer of County Wicklow Enterprise and Corporate Services.
Local schools, Irish groups and other memebers of the Irish community will be also be marching – give them a wave as they go past!
MARKET SQUARE ENTERTAINMENT
Our MC today is Martin Dowd – Mr entertainment himself
11.25 am – 11.45am – Stanley School of Irish Dancing
11.45 am – 12.30pm – Mick and Martin – Mick Dunn and Martin Taylor entertain
12.30pm – 12.45pm – Parade Arrival
12.45pm – 1.00pm – Civic Greetings
1.00pm – 1.10pm – Pipers set – guests from the New York City Police Emerald Society
1.10pm – 1.30 pm – Glendarragh Academy of Irish Dancing
1.30 pm – 1.50pm – Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Nottingham Branch)
1.50 pm – 2.10pm – Caoline McManus School of Irish Dancing
2.10pm – 2.30pm – Erin Thompson and Band
2.30pm – 2.50pm – Nottingham Irish Set Dancers
2.50pm – 4.30pm – The Full Shabang
STATIC STREET DISPLAY – Market Stalls on Long Row, outside Nottingham Information Bureau. Hats, Scarves, Shamrock, Irish Foods ect available. Irish Stew will be sold on the Market Square.