St Patrick's Day Parade


March 17th

Sponsored by the Community Council, groups and businesses come 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.

2019 – A newly elected Community Council members did their utter best to carry on this traditional event with festive results. Grand Marshall Bridie Roycroft, led by piper John Madden and St Patrick himself were accompanied by school groups, vintage tractors and cars and plenty of whimsy.

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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