☘️ St. Patrick's Day Parades across North Mayo and West Sligo ☘️ - Visit North Mayo

Our national holiday is fast approaching and we’ve put together a guide to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s taking place across the region. Do keep an eye on this post as we’ll update it when new parades come in!

Ballina at 4:30pm

Ballina’s St. Patrick’s Day parade plans are underway as the organizers look forward to bringing the streets alive again on 17th March 2023 from 4:30pm. Ballina also celebrates its tercentenary year, marking 300 years since the formal establishment of the town. It will honour the past, celebrate the present and inspire hope for the future, throughout 2023.This is the theme of Ballina’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – ‘Ballina 2023‘, taking inspiration form the past, the present and future of Ballina.

Ballina's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Ballina’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ballycastle (Cancelled)

Ballycastle St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 2023 has been cancelled due to bereavements in the locality.

Ballycastle St. Patrick's Day Parade
Ballycastle St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bangor Erris from 12:30pm/1:00pm

Bangor Erris St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place March 17th following 11:30am Mass commencing circa 12:30pm/1:00pm at the complex.

There will be first, second and third place prizes for best floats on the day. There will also be a prize for best machinery.

Bangor Erris, County Mayo
Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo

Belmullet at 3:00pm

Belmullet St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 17th from 3:00pm. Irish dancing from 2:30pm at Carter Square.

Belmullet County Mayo
Belmullet, Co. Mayo

Crossmolina Electric Light Parade at 7:30pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend in Crossmolina, lots of music and entertainment plus the Electric Light Parade on March 17th at 7:30pm.

Electric Light Parade in Crossmolina County Mayo photo Mike Kinsella
Electric Light Parade in Crossmolina County Mayo photo by Mike Kinsella

‘Three Village Parade’ Enniscrone, Easkey and Dromore West

This year’s ‘Three Village’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Friday 17th March starting at: Enniscrone at 1:00pm, Easkey at 3:00pm and Dromore West at 4:00pm.

Saint Patrick's Day in Enniscrone County Sligo 17th March 2023 at 1pm
Enniscrone St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Swinford at 3:00pm

Swinford will once again this year celebrate their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They are one of the longest running parades in Ireland. Through contemporary and traditional acts, culture and heritage, the parade will connect families, friends and communities.

Swinford County Mayo
Swinford, Co. Mayo

Binghamstown at 1.30pm

Cairde An Geata Mór proudly presents The Binghamstown St. Patrick’s Day Themed Parade 2023 on Friday 17th March at 1.30pm.

Binghamstown House, Binghamstown near Belmullet County Mayo
Binghamstown. Co. Mayo

Eachléim Parade at 12 noon

The Eachléim St. Patricks Day Parade kicks off at 12 noon, and all are welcome

Advise from organising committees

The advise from organising committees is to get there early and follow the advice of stewards in regard to parking and diversions.

In relation to the weather forecast, a mix of cloudy and some sunny spells with showers are promised. The showers will be heavy and prolonged at times with a chance of thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in mostly moderate south to southeast winds, decreasing light later.

(If we have left a parade out, please contact us and we are happy to include it)

If you are in North Mayo for the long weekend, be sure to check out our handy guide of Things to do in North Mayo.