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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Details about the annual St. Patricks Day parade in Greystones Municipal District.

Greystones St Patrick's Day

Greystones Municipal District organises a St. Patrick's Day Parade each year, and all local businesses, organisations and clubs are invited to participate. Preparations commence in January each year when entries start to arrive.  Places in the parade are allocated mainly on a first come first served basis having regard to the requirements of the emergency services and safety issues in relation to larger vehicles.

Prize categories & awards presentation

Winners are presented with trophies at an awards night hosted in the Civic Offices. The prize categories are:

  • Most Original Entry
  • Most Colourful Entry
  • Best Uniformed Organisation
  • Best Traditional Irish Entry
  • Most Topical Entry
  • Most Entertaining Entry
  • Best Social/Cultural Entry
  • Best Sports Entry
  • Best Commercial Entry
  • Best Musical Entry
  • Overall Parade Winner

Window display competition

A window display competition is held in conjunction with the parade to encourage local businesses to mark the national holiday. Businesses that decorate their premises are automatically considered for this award and no entry form is required.