Following a two year break, there are a number of St. Patrick’s Day Parades taking place in the general area this Thursday. Below is a list of some of those parades:
12 noon – Sligo Town
1pm – Carrick on Shannon
2pm – Cootehall/Adrcarne
2.30pm – Ballaghaderreen
2.30pm – Leitrim Village
3pm – Ballintubber
3pm – Elphin
3.30pm – Boyle
3.30pm – Arigna
4pm – Drumshanbo
Along with the parades, there are also a number of events taking place during Thursday and Friday in the many towns and villages in the locality including fringe activities like Face Painting for children from 2pm on the Crescent in Boyle on Thursday and music in many of the towns pubs after the parade and again on Friday.
This year Boyle St Patrick’s Day Parade will take its usually route starting from Carty’s Garage to St. Patrick’s Street, over the Bridge past the viewing stand and continuing on through town and up the Crescent, with pick up from St. Joseph’s Hall for any children taking part in parade.
The Grand Marshals will be employees of both the HSE and Private Health Care in Boyle in appreciation of their hard work during the Covid pandemic.
Eileen Magnier (RTE) has confirmed that RTE will be in Boyle to film the Parade for the news and other programmes, so please turn up and dress up in green to celebrate the return of our St Patrick’s Day Parade in Boyle for 2022.