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St Patrick's Day Parade in Newry

Newry, County Down, BT34 2DG
Children taking part in St Patrick's Day Parade.


St Patrick's Day Parades will be the centre of celebrations in Newry and Downpatrick on St Patrick’s Day.

Led by Saint Patrick himself, the St Patrick's Day Parade in Newry on Sunday 17 March 2024 will offer a feast for eyes and ears as swirling dancers, community floats and costumed characters entertain the crowds.

St Patrick's Festivities will be active across Newry City from 12 noon to 4pm

What time does the St Patrick's Parade start in Newry?

In Newry, the St Patrick's Day Parade departs from The Quays Shopping Centre at 1pm and follows the main traditional route into town, see map below. 

What else is happening on St Patrick's Day in Newry?

Main Festival Stage will be located at Marcus Square.

Main Festival Stage Programme

12noon - 1pm Cloughmore Ceilidh Band featuring special guests

1pm - 2pm The Bellas an all-female band incorporating pop with Irish themes and melodies

2 pm - 3pm Fifth Avenue an eclectic blend of passionate musicians covering a wide range of genres and styles

3pm - 4pm Lee Mathews award winning country music singer and songwriter

 The afternoon will be compéred by Newry’s own, Rozlyn Sheridan


Festive activities at Newry and Mourne Museum for St Patrick's Day.


Margaret Square - Dance Exhibition, Ceili Marquee and Kids Zone 

12 - 4pm Kids arts and Crafts in the Kids Zone tent

12 – 1pm Ceilidh Marquee Warrenpoint Comhaltas

1.30 – 4pm Open Ceilidh dance for all with Oisin McCann Ceilidh Band called by Raymond Carroll and other guests

Also catch Sharon Carroll performing her beautiful harp ensemble in the Quays shopping centre and in the Ceilidh


A Family Village at McClelland Park

This family friendly zone will feature a roaring good time with Roar Roar Dinosaur on walk about for photo-ops and fun. Also, a chance to play Crazy Golf with the children, dance your hearts out at the Kids’ Disco, have a go on a climbing wall or catch one of the regular puppet shows.


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Map of St Patrick's Day Parade in Newry

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St Patrick's Day Parade, Newry (17 Mar 2024)

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