March/Márta 17: St Patrick's Day/La le Pádraig
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis
Dingle’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick-start at the crack of dawn at 6am when Dingle’s Fife and Drum Band take to the streets in keeping with a long tradition which is usually supported by hundreds of enthusiastic followers
The band march from the Old Hospital, around the town, waking up young and old but also bringing a magical start to the day.
A 6:30am stop at St. Mary’s Church where Mass is offered by the local parish priest for the band who provide various tunes during the ceremony.
The morning session finishes around 7:30am at Ashmount Terrace with Amhrán na bhFiann.
The main St. Patrick's Day parade is scheduled to start at 12:45pm from Ashmount Terrace and follow the traditional route through the streets of the town. Passing through Goat Street, Main Street, The Mall, Bridge Street, Strand Street, turning at the Quay and returning to the Old Hospital via Green Street and Goat Street.
Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh
A parade will be held in the village on St Patrick's Day. The parade will leave from the car park of the new Comharchumann building at 11 am.
Castlegregory / Caisleán Ghriaire
The parade will start at 3pm from the Furniture Store on Stand Street in Castlegregory. Following this, there will be a Bake Sale, tea, coffee and music in the Club Rooms, next to the Castlegregory Information Centre. In the evening at 9pm, there will be dancing and music also in the club Rooms. Admission €7 per person.
For more details see the Castlegregory Community Website
More details in West Kerry Live.
- Distance from Dingle Town: 0km