Dundalk Credit Union are thrilled to be the main sponsor of the St. Patrick’s Day parade 2018 with the theme of this year’s parade being “Dream Big Dundalk”.
The Grand Marshal
The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is internationally acclaimed musician Zoe Conway. Zoe has said that she was ‘Thrilled and honoured’ to be invited to take the premier spot in the Dundalk event which gets underway at 1pm on March 17th. Zoe has earned a well-deserved international reputation performing across the globe and sharing the stage with many including Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed and Nick Cave to name but a few. Check out Zoe’s interview on LMFM below.
New Parade Route
The organisers have said that this year’s parade will be one of the most exciting parades ever held in Dundalk. There is a new route where more ground than ever before will be covered. There is a return to parade participants gathering in Philip Street/Castletown Road and the Parade will this year include Bridge Street before following into the usual Church Street/Clanbrassil Street and up through the town’s mains streets dispersing at Dublin Street/Stapleton Court.
Family Fun Zone
The Pelican Promotions Family Fun Zone returns to the Market Square with music, food stalls and kids fun rides. €6 wristbands will be on sale in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day and on the day offering unlimited use of the amusements.
The day’s full programme will be announced at the launch of the Parade in the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Thursday 15th February.