Saint Patricks Day

Saint Patricks Day
17th of March 2012 - 17th of March 2012
Location: The Mall, Waterford (view on map)

Celebrations in Waterford City for St Patrick’s Day will kick off on March 17th with a performance of Irish dancing from the Higgins Academy of Irish Dance at 12.30pm on The Mall.  In the build up the parade there will be free face painters for the children and tricolours for all!
The parade itself will start at 1pm with over 50 colourful entries including Spraoi who always wow the parade with their creative entries.  Fadó heritage group will also have a couple of surprises during the parade as they tell the story of how Waterford remained untaken throughout history, which is the theme of this year’s parade. 

After the parade (from around 2pm to 4pm), there will be live music with local bands The Jam Tarts and Chimpanzee and a trad band in John Roberts Square.  The Waterford City Market will also be there on the day.  

Time Event Place             Who
12.30pm         Irish Dancing                        The Mall Higgins Academy Of Irish Dance
1pm The Parade City Streets  
2 - 4pm Live Music John Robert Square Traditional Music, Chimpanzee, Jam Tarts

Also over the weekend (Sat & Sun) the quays will host a funfair with attractions incl uding the Crazy Mouse Roller Coaster, The G-Force Ride (which is 45mtrs high and has speeds of 95kph) and the Freak Out, which will swing right over the water for those brave enough to try it!   For the more faint hearted there will be dodgems, the waltzers, kiddies rides and games with something for everyone!

Keep up to date with plans at the Facebook Page.

The theme of Waterford City’s 2012 St Patrick’s Day Parade will be 'Urbs Intacta Manet' and will be led by a Guest Grand Marshall.  Past Grand Marshalls have included Keith Barry, Val Doonican, Anna Manahan and Brendan Bowyer who were all born in Waterford.

Keep up to date with plans at the Facebook Page.

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