Call For Clubs And Groups To Get Involved In St Patrick’s Day Parade

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IT’S that time of the year again.

With just a month to go, the call has gone out to clubs and community groups to get involved in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee.

Hundreds of people from dozens of organisations take part every year, showing the amazing community spirit in the town and bring much colour and entertainment to proceedings.

The Chairperson of the St Patrick’s Day Parade Organising Team, Johnnie Wall, said: “We are expecting over 40 groups to take part in this year’s parade which will get underway at 11.45am sharp on March 17th. We are looking forward to another great gathering of Tralee communities on the day that it means so much to be Irish or in Ireland. The name of the Grand Marshall, the person who will lead the 2019 parade into Tralee Town Centre, will be announced on Friday 9th March.”

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The Parade organisers are now inviting applications to take part in the event in town on Sunday, March 17.

It’s set to be a big weekend in the town as Mayo footballers bring their support on Saturday, March 16 for the league clash with Kerry and the Tralee Half Marathon and 10k is also taking place that day.

A number of road closures will be in place from 10.30am on the morning of the parade and motorists and pedestrians are requested to follow the guidance of the volunteer stewards.

Entry forms are now available from Kerry County Council Offices in Rathass and Princes Quay as well as Cara Credit Union, Garvey’s Supervalu and Yummy Café and from the Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade Facebook Page.

All groups/individuals wishing to participate in the St Patrick’s Day Community Parade, must complete and return the entry form by Friday 1st March 2019 to St Patrick’s Day Parade, c/o Kerry County Council, Tralee Municipal District, Princes Quay, Tralee or email to

Once all the applications have been received, each participant will be given a slot number and the numbers will be displayed along the assembly area at the starting line.

Kerry County Council, through the Community Support Fund, is the main sponsor of the Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade.

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