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‘Colourful community’ St Patrick’s parade sets schedule for saintly celebrations

It’s now only a few short weeks until thousands descend on the streets of Armagh to take in the annual St. Patrick’s Day spectacle.

One and all are welcomed to come along and enjoy a ‘colourful parade to celebrate Ireland’s Patron Saint’.

The popular St. Patrick’s Day community parade is one of the largest and most well-attended parades in the country. Which should come as no surprise given that Armagh – the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland – was home to St. Patrick himself.

Participants adorn the roads on all manner of decorated floats, cars and lorries; others make their way on foot dancing and performing along the way.

Organisers request that all participants assemble at Christian Brothers School car park at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm start.

The parade will then work its way along its traditional route of Irish Street before turning right at Ogle Street and through the city centre.

It will finish up at Sherry’s Field Recreation Centre on the Cathedral Road.

The event is an all hands on deck affair, which is organised by the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Committee, and the committee are welcoming any individual or group interested in helping out to contact them via email on

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