St Patrick's Parade 2017

The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade recognizes and celebrates Galway City as’ European Green Leaf 2017’ highlighting the cities’ commitment to the environment. European Green Leaf is an environmental designation awarded to Galway City in recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment.

The theme for the parade is ‘ENVIRONMENT’ - covering topics like waste recycling, nature, biodiversity, energy efficiency, smarter travel, water and air quality. Arts organisations, community groups and local performers from across the city and county have risen to the challenge and are currently putting the finishing touches to their groups entries.

Galway native and extreme adventurer Gavan Hennigan has been named as the guest of honour for the Galway St Patrick’s Day Parade. Mr Hennigan’s most recent adventure saw him complete the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Solo in 3rd place, breaking the previous solo record held – capturing the imaginations not just of his native Galway but of many around the world in the process.

Gavan will lead off the parade from Fr. Griffin Road through the city to Eyre Square where he will be greeted by Deputy Mayor Pearse Flannery and will view the parade as it passes the reviewing stand

The Parade starts at 11.30 a.m. on Father Griffin Rd, tand continues onto Dominick St, Shop Street and past the viewing stand in Eyre Square.

Gavan Hennigan

The festivities will continue throughout the weekend with live music on the Eyre Square stage on Friday afternoon and a series of family events taking place in Eyre Sq on Saturday and Sunday.

To give you a taster of what to expect on Friday March 17th have a look at some of the groups who prticipated in 2016:

Galway Community Circus

Bádóirí an Cladaig Teo - preserving the maritime heritage of Galway through education and training in the revival of the traditional Galway Hookers.

The Galway Men's Shed