St Patrick's Day Parade

March 17th

Sponsored by the Community Council, groups and businesses comes together each year to celebrate our national patron, Saint Patrick, with colourful, whimsical costumes and floats along with a collection of vintage tractors, antique cars and members of our volunteer emergency services. A delightful day for recognising our heritage and love of place.

2018 – (Ballydehob March Madness) It starts at the slightly earlier time of 11:30am. The Grand Marshall this year is Noel Coakley, former Principal and Teacher at St Brigid’s NS and President of Gabriel Ranger’s GAA. Noel has contributed to every facet of this community over the years and also to the broader GAA community in County Cork. It is a fitting tribute that he will grace our streets as Grand Marshall on this St Patrick’s Day. We are also grateful to Gabriel Rangers GAA Club who have kindly offered to undertake the bulk of the stewarding on this occasion.

2017 – Rain couldn’t dampen our spirits! Whizzer Scissors/ Hair of the Dog tied with Mizen Rovers for best floats in 2017 parade!

Contact Details

To register a float in the Ballydehob St Patrick’s Day Parade please contact Josephine

Phone Number 086 407 3780

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Ballydehob, the Gateway to the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork is the best of many worlds. It's rural charms, rich heritage and natural beauty epitomise the traditional Ireland that visitors love so much. It is also unabashedly and confoundingly modern in its diversity of people and trade. The area is well known for its artists, writers and alternative types. Now it is home to a growing number of innovators and trend setters, some who found it and couldn't leave, many who left and came back, and mostly those who held down the fort for the rest of us. Our home is rich in tradition, culture, music and craft nestled on Roaringwater Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way. Have we got a story for you! Pull up a stool.

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