Thurles Parade: The St. Patrick’s Parade in Thurles will take place at 4pm. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will follow a route from Abbey Rd onto Friar St, Liberty Square and Slievenamon Rd. Road closures will be in place along the route from 3pm until approx. 6pm. From 2pm, vehicles will be removed from Liberty Square. Motorists not attending the event can divert via Templemore Rd, Cuchulainn Rd, Castle Ave, Mathew Ave, Lona Ave, Stradavoher, Dempsey Square, Fianna Rd, Thomand Rd, Emmet St and Cathedral St. Gardaí will be directing traffic.
Templemore Parade: 12.30pm on Saturday 17th. The Parade on Saturday will start at 12.30 sharp and follows the usual route of down Richmond, through Patrick Street, on to Main Street and past the Reviewing Stand at the Town Hall. Play Group and Toddlers Group only to meet at Templemore College- Everybody else should gather at the starting point on the Thurles Road. We would ask that all children be kept safe and stay with their teacher / parents. The theme for this year’s parade is “Irish Tradition and Culture” in keeping with the fact that Fleadh Cheoil Thiobrad Árann 2018 will be held in Templemore in May of this year.
Cashel Parade: 2pm on Saturday 17th. The theme is 'ACTIVATE'. Crowd safety barriers will be in place from 1.15pm and customers are asked not to park on Main street from 1pm. Main Street will close as soon as the Cork to Dublin bus passes through, at approx 1:40pm. The parade will begin when the Dublin to Cork bus passes through town, it will be re-routed along Friar Street (approx 2pm ). The Parade will end at approximately 3: 30pm. The road will open by 4pm .
Roscrea Parade: 3.30pm on Saturday 17th. The Parade takes place with the Blessing of Shamrock at the Review Stand at 3pm and the Roscrea Parade commences at 3.30pm on Saturday, March 17th. The Parade starts at the old Dublin road through Church Street, up Castle Street and passes the Review Stand in the Square on the Main Street.
Clonmel Parade: The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Clonmel will take place at 3pm. Approx. 5,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will travel from Irishtown via O’Connell St, Gladstone St, Market St and Emmett St, before finishing on Parnell St. The following road closures will be in place until 8pm to facilitate the parade: Western Park, Cantwell St, Irishtown (east of Cantwell St), Albert St, St. Mary's Place, Gravel Walk, O'Neill St, Joyce's Lane, Bridge St, Old Quay, New Quay, Old Bridge, Wolfe Tone St, O'Connell St, Mary St, Gladstone St, Sarsfield St, Abbey St, Bank Lane, Market St, Emmet St, Dowd's Lane, Nelson St, Parnell St, Anglesea St, Wellington St, Cross St and Dr Croke Place. Gardaí will be diverting traffic and are advising motorists to avoid the town centre. Local access will be provided for residents but there will be no parking in the town centre.
Tipp Town Parade: 2pm on Saturday 17th
Cahir Parade: 12 noon Saturday 17th
Carrick on Suir Parade: 5.30 Saturday 17th followed by fireworks at Ormond Castle
Nenagh Parade: 2pm on Sunday 18th
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WATERFORD: The St Patrick’s Parade in Waterford City will take place from 1pm. Approx. 40,000 people are expected to attend. The participants in the parade will gather at The Glen which will be closed from 11:30am. The parade will leave The Glen at 1pm and travel towards Thomas St, The Quays, and The Mall and onto Parnell St where they will disperse. From 11:30am to 5pm the following closures will be in place: Merchants Quay, Meagher’s Quay, Coal, Quay, Custom House Quay, Parade Quay, The Mall, Parnell St, Catherine St, Colbeck St, Lady Lane (between Francis Place and Colbeck St), Bank Lane, Beau St, Mall Lane, Lombard St (between Rose Lane and The Mall), Adelpi Quay (between Rose Lane and Parade Quay), Bailey’s New St, Greyfriars, Coffee House Lane, Henrietta St, Keyser St, Exchange St, Conduit Lane, Barronstrand St, Gladstone St, O’Connell St, Thomas Hill (between Meeting House Lane and O’Connell St), Vulcan St, Thomas St and The Glen. Diversions will be in place via Passage Rd, St Patricks Way, The Folly, Inner Ring Rd, Ashe Rd, Cannon St, Morrisons Rd, Military Rd, Summerhill and Bridge St.
LIMERICK: The Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place today at 12pm. Approx. 80,000 people are expected to attend. Participants will travel out Sarsfield Barracks onto O'Connell Ave, through O'Connell St and Patrick St. From there, they will continue onto Rutland St, Matthew's Bridge and Nicolas St before finishing at Merchant's Quay. To facilitate the event, the following roads will be closed until 3:30pm: O'Connell Ave, O'Connell St, Quin St, St Gerard St, Patrick St, Rutland St, Charlotte Quay, Locke Quay, Bridge St, Athlunkard St, Sarsfield Bridge, Sarsfield St, Liddy St, Honan's Quay (between Sarsfield St and Arthurs Quay), Arthurs Quay, Merchant's Quay, Nicholas St, Convent St. In addition, the following routes will be closed until 2pm: Wolfe Tone St, St Joseph St, Lord Edward St (between the Carey's Rd and Burke Ave jcts). The following will be closed until 3:30pm: Honan's Quay (between Harvey's Quay and Liddy St), Cecil St, Glenworth St, Ellen St, Michael St. Roches St will be closed between Parnell St and Catherine St from 10am to 3.30pm. From 11am to 3:30pm, the following closures will be in place: Lower Mallow St, Ennis Rd (between the Shelbourne Rd jct and Sarsfield Bridge). Local diversions will be in place and Gardai will be on point duty.
OFFALY: The St Patrick’s Parade in Tullamore will take place from 11am until 12pm. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend. The parade will travel along High St, Bridge St and finish on William St. These roads will be closed for the duration of the parade however William St will be closed from 9:30am. Local diversions will be in place. Gardai will be directing traffic and are advising motorists to avoid the centre of town and to use the bypass. Vintage cars, tractors and heavy goods vehicles will be involved in the parade and this may bring delays to the area before and after the event.