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Your essential St. Patrick’s Day guide.

St Patrick's Day celebrations

St Patrick's Day celebrations

Although St. Patrick was not born in Ireland he is nonetheless inextricably linked to Ireland as the man who brought christianity to Ireland.

History tells us that he was born in Wales and died on the 17th of March 493 AD and is said to be buried in either Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland or Glastonbury, England, depending on which book you read.

Legend says St. Patrick cast all the snakes out of Ireland as he stood on a hill and using a wooden staff drove the snakes out. . To this day, outside of snakes in zoos or as pets, Ireland has no snakes

The 17th of March, St. Patrick’s Day, is celebrated more or less worldwide and the day is the most celebrated saints day in the world.

There are St. Patrick’s Day parades held worldwide as many iconic buildings worldwide go “green” for the duration of the celebrations.

Donegal is no exception and this weekend will see a wealth of parades and celebrations throughout the county. For your enjoyment we have compiled a list of the parades around the county - we trust that you will all enjoy them. If we have omitted any parade in your locality please let us know and we will update our listings.

Sligo;

Monday 17th. 12.00 mid-day

Grange;

Monday 17th. 2.00 pm

Bundoran;

Monday 17th. 3.30pm

Ballyshannon

Monday 17th. 2.00pm

Donegal Town

Monday 17th. 3.00pm

Ballybofey/Stranorlar

Sunday 16th. 3.00pm

Letterkenny;

Monday 17th. 3.00pm

Buncrana

Monday 17th; 3.00pm

Moville

Monday 17th; 2.30pm

Ardara

Sunday 16th; 3.00 pm

Glenties;

Saturday 15th; 2.30pm

Carrigart

Monday 17th; 12.30 pm

Falcarragh;

Monday 17th: 3.00pm

Gweedore

Monday 17th; 2.30pm

Dunfanaghy

Monday 17th; 2.00pm

Dungloe

Monday 17th; 3.30pm

 
 
 

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