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St. Patrick’s Day Parades 2023

Dublin City Centre Parade:

Friday 17 March, 2023 from 12pm to 2pm 

Running from Parnell Square in the north of the city, down O'Connell Street, over O'Connell Bridge and through the south side of the city, ending at the Cuffe Street/Kevin Street junction.

Further details are available here


Cork City Festival:

The parade participants will congregate on Union Quay and the parade will set off from Parnell Bridge / South Mall at 1pm. The route then travels along South Mall to Grand Parade to St Patricks Street and ending on  Merchant’s Quay.

Brochure for Cork City Parade

Further details can be found at The Parade - Cork City Council


Limerick City Parade:

A large crowd is expected in Limerick City on Friday, 17 Mach 2023 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which commences on O’Connell Avenue at 12pm.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey and expect diversions and delays around Limerick City due to road closures for the parade. 

No Parking

  • Parking on parade route is prohibited from 4am to 4pm and cars will be towed away.
  • Parking prohibited on: O’Connell Avenue, The Crescent, O’Connell Street, Glentworth Street, Henry Street, Liddy Street, Arthurs Quay, Francis Street, Bridge Street


  • Shannon Bridge and Thomond Bridge will remain open at all times.
  • Sarsfield Bridge will be closed both inbound and outbound from 11am to 4pm. 

Road/Street Closures

  • O’Connell Avenue from Punches Cross to Wolfe Tone Street will be closed from 8am to 3pm
  • The following streets will close from 11am to 4pm:

Gerard St, Wolfe Tone St, Clontarf Pl, Joseph St, O’Connell Ave, The Crescent, O’Connell St, Henry St from Lwr Mallow St junction to Sarsfield St, Mallow St Upper & Lower, Catherine St, Bishops Quuy, Harveys Quay, Honan Quay, Arthurs Quay, Cecil St, Roches St, William St, Liddy St, Francis St, Patrick’s St, Rutland St, Bridge St, Mary St, Athlunkard St, Charlotte Quay, Michael St, Ellen St, Denmark St, Ennis Road from Union Cross to Sarsfield Bridge. 

Local & National Bus Services

There will be disruption to local and national bus service routes for the duration of the parade and customers should contact the relevant service provider for further information. 

Crime Prevention Advice 

An Garda Síochána would like all patrons travelling to the parades to have a safe trip so the here are a few tips for those travelling to the parade: 

  • Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle and if you must, keep them out of view.  This should be done before you get to your destination. 
  • There will be large crowds at the parades so parents should exercise caution and be aware of their child’s whereabouts at all times.  

Patrons are also reminded that parking of cars on any green areas in the City, is NOT PERMITTED and there is signage in these areas. Offending Drivers are liable to have their cars ticketed or towed. 

Do not park illegally - your actions may have consequences for Emergency Vehicle Access or cause damage to the local amenity 

Further information on parade and road closures can be found on www.limerick.ie

Macroom, Cork Festival:  

Macroom town are holding their annual St Patricks Day Parade on Friday 17th March 2023. 

There will be traffic diversions in place from 3.15pm until 5pm.

The town centre will be closed to traffic for the duration of the parade.