St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

The St Patrick's Day Parade in Dundalk is an annual event that brings together thousands of participants in the heart of Dundalk. The voluntary committee behind the parade are delighted to bring all the fun, colour, music and celebration of culture back to the streets once more in 2024.

Join us to see hundreds parade participants, including the Defence Forces, firefighters and their vehicles, Garda members, dance groups, musicians, sports teams and local clubs, voluntary and community groups.

The theme for this year's parade will be ‘Green Dream’, and we hope participants will display their creativity, imagination, laughter and joy which help bring people together.

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Dundalk would not be possible without the generous support of businesses. Thank you to Platinum Sponsors Hanley Energy, Digiweb, Dundalk Credit Union, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Louth County Council, Parkwind. Gold Sponsors PayPal Kaseya, V&W Recycling, Control Soft, PRO SEO Solutions, Sevens Taxis, Dundalk Bids, Lockup Records & Stage and Lighting Productions, for your immense contribution to the wonderful community spirit that is brought to life at the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Event programme.
All participants gather in St Patrick's Street and line up in a predetermined order for the parade.
The parade will be opened with a speech by the mayor of the city together with invited guests. Presentation of sponsors. Parade march from St Patrick Street to Stapleton Drive.
A festival for children and adults. Concerts. Face painting. Carousels. Food stalls.

Our sponsors

Credit Union logo
Digiweb logo
Park Windfarm logo
Control Soft logo
seo solutions logo
Dundalk BIDS logo
Dundalk Chamber logo
Hanley Energy logo
Seek logo
ancient east logo
vw logo
land legends logo
louth coco logo
print express logo
digital screen logo
Lockup Records logo
Stage and Lighting Dundalk logo


Our team

A new voluntary committee was formed in 2018 to ensure that events would continue be held to mark St Patrick’s Day in Dundalk. The committee comprises Cllr. Conor Keelan, Anne Campbell, Shane McBride (Pelican Promotions), Maria O’Toole (PayPal); Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchu, Cllr. Maeve Yore, Dagan Fleming and David Minto.

Over the years, the committee worked hard to ensure that St. Patrick’s Day was marked in Dundalk and were delighted with the support of the local community and local business.

While there were no parades during COVID, the 2023 event was a huge success! Preparations are already underway for the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Festival and event organisers have been meeting over the last number of months to plan. There will be a parade on the day as well as musical entertainment at the Market Square as well as the ever-popular Pelican Family Fun Zone.

Anyone interested in helping or assisting the committee in any way can email

Councillor Conor Keelan
Councillor Conor Keelan
Councillor Maeve Yore
Councillor Maeve Yore
Deputy Chair
Ruairi OMurchu
Ruairi OMurchu
Anne Campbell
Anne Campbell
Dagan Fleming
Dagan Fleming
Creative Director
Shane McBride
Shane McBride
Entertainment & Parade Director
Maria O'Toole
Maria O'Toole
Administration & Fundraising
David Minto
David Minto
Parade Director