The Manchester Irish Festival St. Patrick's Parade 2017
The 2017 St. Patrick's Parade will be held on Sunday 12th March 2017
For information about joining the Parade contact Brian Kennedy on 0744 900 2362 or email Brian Kennedy
The parade will leave the Irish World Heritage Centre at 12 noon and will finish at Albert Square around 1pm.
The theme of this years parade is 'County Pride'#. From James Joyce of Dublin to Antrim's Giants Causeway, Galway Bay to the Rose of Tralee, the 27th St Patrick's Parade will explore the roots and heritage of each of the 32 counties.
The Irish World Heritage Centre held their first St Patrick’s Day Parade on the 17th March 1990 when the members paraded to St. Chad’s Church and attended a Mass celebrated by Fr. McGarry before returning to the Centre. The Longford Association were the first to display a parade banner of their county. Now all 32 counties are displayed throughout the parade.
Over the years we have had members of the Irish Government walk with us, including the Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Aherne, and Ministers, Brendan Smith and John O’Donaghue. Tens of thousands of people turn out to line the route of the parade to revel in the party atmosphere and join in the celebrations.