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Countdown to the Ennis St Patrick’s Day Parade!

10 March 2023

The theme of the 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade is ‘Communities in action’.  An invitation is extended to all Clare people to gather in Ennis to celebrate our national holiday.   

The Grand Marshalls for the parade this year are:

  • Jimmy O’Brien - associated with Ennis Rugby Club since 1964, a player and a former President
  • Aisling Rynne - great grandniece of Mike McTigue, professional boxer from Kilnamona, who held the middle weight title of Canada the heavy weight title of Europe and was the light heavy weight champion of the World.
  • PJ Purcell - a great grandnephew of ‘Honest’ John Purcell, Barefield athlete who achieved Irish and World Records in the long jump and triple jump in the 1880s.


Time and Route

11:00am from Clare County Council’s headquarters at Áras Contae an Chláir.  Parade will proceed via New Road, Newbridge Road, Club Bridge, Abbey Street, O’Connell Square, Bank Place and Bindon Street.


Pre-Parade Entertainment

Ennis Gospel Choir on stage in Bank Place from 10:15a.m.

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann on stage at Steele’s Terrace from 10:00am.   


Additional Parking

Courthouse (until 2:30pm), and Waterpark House Campus, Drumbiggle (until 6:00pm).


Disabled Parking

Friar’s Walk Car Park and The Courthouse, Lifford


Road Closures

The roads being closed on a rolling basis are Steele’s Terrace/Newbridge Road from Kelly’s Corner roundabout to the Club Bridge; New Road from its junction with Tulla Road to Newbridge Road; College Road will be local access only; Mill Road in an easterly direction from the Maid of Erin roundabout to its junction with Bindon Street; Harmony Row; Abbey Street; Francis Street from Francis Street car park to Abbey Street; Abbey Street car park will be closed to parking from 8.00am with exit from the car park restricted during the parade; O’Connell Square; O’Connell Street; Bank Place; Bindon Street; Harvey’s Quay (Parnell Street) car park will have restricted access and no through access; Old Friary Lane; High Street; and Salthouse Lane.


Page last reviewed: 10/03/23

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