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St. Patrick's Day Parade to celebrate Galway's Cultural and Creative Community

Feb 18, 2015

The theme of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating "Galway's Cultural and Creative Community". Galway City Council and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade team have invited arts organisations, community groups and local performers from across the city and county to showcase their enlightening spirit in this year's parade events on March 17th. The Galway City St. Patrick's Day Parade aims to highlight the city's rich cultural and creative activity in preparation for Galway's European Capital of Culture Bid in 2020.

Just some of the many features of this years parade include:

The Eyre Square Shopping Centre has sponsored a workshop unit for volunteers and community groups to get creative with their entries this year. Drop in and witness puppets, props and costumes being constructed over the next four weeks.

Dancing troupe Bugale An Oriant will be travelling from Galway's twinned city of Lorient to showcase their talents in the Parade this year.

Galway Community Circus will be working on their new show “Grimm's Circus” for the Black Box on the 13th and 14th of March and will also be taking part in the parade on St. Patrick's Day.

Local Film-Maker Mauricio Figeuroa is currently creating 30 second video-clips showcasing some of the wonderful creative communities taking part in this years parade.

Take a look behind the scenes at the Galway Community Circus:

Bádóirí an Cladaig Teo are preserving the maritime heritage of Galway through education and training in the revival of the traditional Galway Hookers. They will be displaying their boat-building culture throughout the parade and have a special 21ft handmade Galway Hooker to display in Eyre Square.



For further information and updates see:

http://galwaystpatricksparade.com

and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Patricks-Festival-Galway/278683002534