St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Limerick International Band Championship

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Friday 17th March 2017 @ 12pm

An estimated 80,000 people are expected to line the streets of Limerick City from midday on Friday 17th March 2017 for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The theme of the 2017 Limerick St Patrick’s Festival is ‘Our Stories, this is where we belong’

The aim of this year’s theme is that through story-telling, we celebrate where we belong and that Limerick will bring its own story to life on the streets of Limerick for our national holiday.

The parade, which is being co-ordinated by Grooveyard Productions on behalf of Limerick City and County Council, will feature thousands of participants from various community groups, companies, bands and sports clubs from across Limerick and further afield.

For more information please visit

Link to temporary road closures for St. Patrick's Day here

Limerick International Band Championship - Sunday 19th March 2017 @ 12pm


The streets of Limerick will be filled with lively musical tones and the spectacular sights of over 1,000 talented marching band musicians from across Ireland, Europe and America on Sunday 19th March for the 47th running of the Limerick International Band Championship.

Led by The Irish Army Band, Ireland’s only international band competition will start at Pery Square at 12 noon, march down O’Connell Street and the reviewing stand before ending with a free concert for the public in Arthur’s Quay Park where the championship winners will be announced.

Bands from the United States, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across the rest of Ireland will compete in the championship for the overall Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy.

For more information and a list of bands competing in the 47th Limerick International Band Championship please visit

Link to temporary road closures for Band Parade here

St. Patrick's Festival Essentials

2017 Limerick St. Patrick's Festival Programme 
Limerick International Band Championship 2017 Application Form
Limerick International Band Championship 2017 Information for Participants
Volunteer Application Form: Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2017 

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