It’s been a long time coming.
After a long two-year hiatus, the Lord Mayor has officially confirmed that the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade will indeed be going ahead next month.
For the past two years, the St Patrick’s Day festival was held online, with a series of virtual gigs, masses, and special screenings, along with over 40 landmark buildings turning green united in a ‘standing tall’ theme.
This year, however, Cork City Council have confirmed their plans to host a physical parade, with over €2 million in funding for events on the day.
The St Patrick’s Day parade will take place on March 17 at 1pm, starting from South Mall (by Morrisons Quay), travelling through Grand Parade and Patrick’s Street, before finishing at the end of Merchants Quay.
The Council has contacted approximately 150 groups to participate in the parade, and according to the Lord Mayor, Cllr Colm Kelleher, this is going to be one of the biggest Patrick’s day events that Cork has ever seen.
This year’s parade should kickstart the four-day weekend nicely, thanks to the additional bank holiday for 2022, and it’s expected to be a huge boost to the hospitality sector.
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