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St Patrick's Festival Limerick 2019

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

06:01 7 Mar 2019

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Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival 2019 kicks off Saturday 16th March.

Celebrate Being Irish in this year's 3 days St Patrick's Festival in Limerick.

The festival kicks off with a spectacular firework display at 9.30PM on Saturday the 16th.

The best viewing points are Clancy’s Strand and Sarsfield Bridge.

Who Is This Year's Grand Marshal?

Dr Norah Patten, who is in the running to be Ireland’s first astronaut, has been unveiled as the Grand Marshal for Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Is There A Theme?

The theme of this year’s parade is One Giant Leap marking the 50thanniversary of Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon.  It also reflects the massive and dynamic revitalisation of Limerick over the past number of years.

To tie in with the theme of this year’s parade, and honouring the lasting effect that the moon landing has had on the world, the Museum of the Moon will land in St Mary’s Cathedral from 15 - 22 March.

Experience a new touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram, bringing together a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound.  The moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

St Patrick's Day In Limerick

The two-kilometre route of the St Patrick’s Day Parade will be filled by participants from all parts of Limerick & across the country, including schools, sports clubs, industry and the new communities that now call Limerick home.

The expected tens of thousands of spectators will be thrilled by colourful and high energy entries as they wind their way down O’Connell Street from Roden Street all the way down to Rutland Street on 17th March from 12 noon.

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2018 from on Vimeo.

What's On During The Festival?

The traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade is just one of a number of events taking place across Limerick as part of Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival.

Panoramic Wheel

Where: Arthur's Quay Park

When: 9th March -21st April

View the city across 360-degree views

St Patrick’s Day at the Hunt Museum

Where: The Hunt Museum

When: 17th March

Free admission all day!

St Patrick’s Day at King John’s Castle 

Where: King John’s Castle

When: 17th  March

Go Free: Two to Three

St Patrick’s Weekend Unlocked

Where: Limerick Milk Market

When: 16th - 17th March

A weekend of food, family, friends & all things good and green!

A total of 21 bands will be taking place in the championship, eight of which are travelling from America.  Others are coming from Estonia, Germany, Britain as well as local and other Irish bands.  The sight of all these marching bands along O’Connell Street is something to behold on Monday 18 March from 12 noon.

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