Preparations for St. Patrick’s Day well underway in Galway City

paddy's day preparations

Preparations are well underway for this year’s St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival, with the main event – the St. Patrick’s Day parade – taking place  at 11.30am on Saturday on Fr. Griffin Road and finishing at 1.00pm on Prospect Hill.

Parade Route - 2018

This year’s parade will showcase Galway & the West of Ireland’s rich gastronomic culture and history in celebration of the regions designation as European Region of Gastronomy 2018.

The launch of that programme takes place on the evening before, Friday 16th March, at 5.00pm at the Spanish Arch. It  will be followed by a family friendly Céilí in the Museum square.

Following the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday there will be an open air concert in Eyre Square with local musicians providing entertainment up to 3.00pm.

There will also be screenings of Irish made feature and short films projected onto Comerford House over the course of the weekend.

Click here to see a full list of events.

The Galway City St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival is produced and funded by Galway City Council.