St Patricks Day Parades in the Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley turns green: St Patrick's Day Parades in Meath and Louth 2023

Date: 01/03/2023

Here in the Boyne Valley, through Meath and south Louth, St Patrick's Day is special to us. It was right here, on the Hill of Slane where St Patrick lit the pascal fire- bringing Christianity to Ireland. A well-preserved tower is to be found at the Hill of Slane among the ruins of a Franciscan Monastery, dating from 1512, itself built on site of a monastery founded by St. Erc, a follower of St. Patrick. Why not plan a visit to the Boyne Valley this St Patrick's Day weekend. Visit the Hill of Slane as well as other heritage sites nearby, book one of the great special offers with our accommodation providers and take in one of the St Patrick's Day Parades. Here is a full list of parades to help you plan! 

Ratoath Parade

Ratoath- St Patrick's Day Parade
Make your way to Ratoath for their St Patrick's Day Street festival on the 17th of March. From 12pm to 5pm, you can enjoy live music, market stalls, entertainers and so much more! 


Drogheda- St Patrick's Day Parade
Drogheda Festivals are again delighted to host the annual Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade 2023. The parade theme for 2023 is Mythology & Irish Legends. The parade will commence on Palace Street through Laurence St, West St, Dominic St ( Sensory St ) Wellington Quay, Dyer St, Lower Shop St & North Quay. A great day out is guaranteed. The parade starts at 12pm.


Navan Shamrock Festival
Navan Shamrock festival is back for 2023! The parade will commence from 2pm. There will be free children’s entertainment in a marquee on Kennedy Plaza from 12:30-4 including a magic show, balloon modelling, face painting and more. There will also be Market Stalls from 12:30-5:00pm. There will even be a busking competition! 


Ardee St Patrick's Day Parade
 Ardee St Patrick's Day Parade will take place in the town at 3pm. Make your way down to the bandstand and enjoy a great day out! 


Athboy- St Patrick's Day Parade
Athboy St Patrick's Day parade is always a great day out! This year will be no different with all the festivities happening on the 17th of March from 12.30pm.


Ashbourne St Patrick's Day Parade
The theme of this year’s parade in Ashbourne is love and peace. Rory's Stories will be the Master of Ceremonies at this years St. Patrick’s Day Festival on the 17th March at 2.30 pm.



Slane St Patrick's Day parade will take place on the 17th of March this year at 3pm. The parade will start at the National School on the Collon Rd, with entertainment on the street beforehand. This is sure to be a great day out for the entire family! 



Oldcastle St Patrick's Day parade will bring the town alive with floats, music and more. It takes place on the 17th of March from 12pm.



Trim Castle by Copter View Ireland
St Patrick's Day in Trim is one not to be missed this year! Head to Boyne Valley activities at 1.30pm to see the Daft Raft Race on the Boyne. The parade itself will set off at 3.30pm from the Ring Road and will celebrate Trim's triumph in the National Tidy Towns competition. Also, Scurlogstown Olympiad will be hosting a Ceilí in Trim Diocesan Hall at 8pm on St Patrick's Day so dust off those dancing shoes! 


Ballivor St Patrick's Day Parade
A great day out is promised in Ballivor for St Patrick's Day. The parade will start at 12.30pm in the village.


Enfield_St Patricks Day parade
There will be a great buzz in the air in Enfield this St Patrick's Day. The parade will start from the  GAA grounds at 3pm.


St Patrick's Day_Kells
The theme for the St Patrick's Day parade this year in Kells is colour! The parade will bring the town alive with music and run and the start time is 3pm.

With 12 parades to choose from, you won’t be stuck for something to do this St Patrick's Day in the Boyne Valley! See you there! 
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