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Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015 - Celebrating Creativity and Culture

Mar 11, 2015

Galway's St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 11.30 am from Lr Fairhill Road and makes its way through the city to Eyre Square via Dominick Street, Mainguard Street, William Street and Williamsgate Street.

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The 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating Galway's Cultural and Creative Community. Arts organisations, community groups and local performers have been invited from across the city and county to showcase their enlightening spirit in this year's parade events. Galway's Parade is highlighting the city and region's rich cultural and highly creative activity in preparation for Galway's European Capital for Culture Bid 2020.

This Year's Guest of Honour is Performer, Musician and Storyteller Little John Nee.

The Parade starts at 11.30 a.m. with warm-up performances by the World's Strongest Man in association with Duffy's Circus and local original music trio Rivers and Crows playing up at Eyre Square from 11.15 a.m. in Eyre Square.

This year's parade highlights include Galway Arts Centre, Colours Street Theatre, An Taibhdhearc Theatre and Galway Theatre Festival with community groups such as Foróige, GAA clubs, Amnesty International and The Russian Culture Club creating a kaleidoscope of of Galway's rich mix of cultural and ethnic diversity.

The parade will come to a grand finalé with local heroes Macnas presenting their youth ensemble before Gamelan na Gaillimhe chime the end of the parade with their Indonesian gongs.

Parade Running Order:

The World's Strongest Man - Duffy's Circus
Badóirí an Cladaigh (The Claddagh Boatmen)
Rivers and Crows
National Colours 1st battalion Dún Uí Mhaolíosa
Liam Silke, Town Crier
Victorian Carriage with Guest of Honour Little John Nee
St. Patrick's Brass Band
St. Patrick Puppet
Involve Salthill
Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club
Scoil Bhríde, Shantalla
Shantalla Residents' Association
Merlin Woods FC
Friends of Merlin Woods/Foróige Drummers
UNESCO City of Film Crew
Castlegar Hurling / Camoige Club
Galway Hospice Foundation
Claddagh National School Band
Galway Arts Centre
Cumann na Bhfear
The Green Army
Coder Dojo
Scoil San Phroinsías
Galway Traveller Movement
St. Francis, Patron Saint of Ecology and Environment
Saint James' GAA
Patrician Brass Band
St. Mary's Bruce Grey School Rugby, CANADA
UNESCO City of Film Showcase
Barna/Furbo u8s Soccer
Coyote's Late Bar Galway
Salsa Latin Dancers Community Group
Dirty Circus
Les Hot Culottes
Galway Feminist Collective
Amharchlann An Taibhdhearc
Amnesty International
Galway City Cougars
Liam Mellowes GAA Club
Galway Theatre Festival
Sinead Rowe Designs
Funky Drums
Galway City Roller Derby
Eyre Square Shopping Centre
Community Spirit Drumming
Lackagh Comhaltas
Galway Egypt Belly Dancers
Colours Street Theatre Creatures
Galway Community Circus
Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland
Bugale an Oriant Dancers & Musicians
UNESCO City of Film Crew
Barna GAA U9 & U10 Girls
Cúla Búla
Manannan Mac Lír
Galway City School of Judo
National Water Sports Summit
Access Music Project Galway Currach
Galway Arts for Activism Theatre and Spectacle
St. Patrick's Scout
European Capital of Culture Radio Crew
Foodland Stores Polish Showcase
Polish Community Group
South African Community Group
Galway Filipino Irish Community
Russian Culture Club
Galway City Karting
NUIG Juggling Society
Tom Duffy's Circus
Gamelan Na Gallimhe
Galway Fire Service

The parade website is