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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

2019 Prizewinners are:

Most Original Entry: Wicklow Sudbury School; Best Musical Entry: Music Generation Wicklow Samba Band; Best Social/Cultural Entry: Greystones Churches Together; Best Sports Entry: Greystones Tennis Club; Best Commercial Entry: Kelly Recovery; Best Traditional Irish Entry: Dunphy School of Irish Dancing; Most Entertaining Entry: Greystones Baton Twirlers; Most Colourful Entry: 1st Wicklow Scout Group; Best Uniformed Entry: Civil Defence; Most Topical Entry: 1st Wicklow, 2nd Dublin St. Kilians Scout Group Greystones; Overall Parade Winner: Greystones Community NS; Best Window Display: Select Interiors.

Awards were presented at a function in the Council Chamber on Thursday 28th March.

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

Greystones Municipal District also organises a Window Display Competition in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  All traders in the town are encouraged to participate and decorate their shop windows for our national day.

There is no fee or entry form required for the competition.  Traders who decorate their windows are automatically included and the windows are judged by an independent body of people.  Participation lends a festive air to the town and gives visitors an opportunity to stop and admire.  The competition always generates good publicity for those who take part.

The results of the Window Display competition are announced when the winners of the various categories in the parade are published.