Theme revealed for 2019 Waterford St. Patrick's Day parade

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Theme revealed for 2019 Waterford St. Patrick's Day parade

Theme revealed for 2019 Waterford St. Patrick's Day parade

Preparations are well underway for Waterford’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day festivities, which will take place on Sunday, March 17.

The theme is Colour, Culture, and Community, and the Mayor of Waterford City and County Countcil, Councillor Declan Doocey, is leading planning for the event. “Waterford has a rich tapestry of cultural influences throughout its history and this year’s parade in Waterford city aims to showcase how diversity has helped us to build stronger communities,” said the Mayor.

“We hope community groups will embrace the theme and create a rainbow of colours throughout the parade.”

Organisers believe the parade theme will allow groups to incorporate aspects of their colours and culture from across the spectrum of community activities including sport, food, business, hobbies, national associations and the arts.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Waterford’s great community gatherings with hundreds of participants from all walks of life and it attracts in excess of 20,000 spectators. It will proceed from the Glen, along The Quay, Mall and Parnell Street where it concludes.

Parade entries will open on January 22, and groups and organisations interested in participating can obtain further information and apply via www.waterfordcouncil.ie.

For queries, contact Darajane 0838144680 or parade@waterfordcouncil.ie.

Other city events and attractions for St. Patrick’s Day will be announced in the coming weeks.