The Parade

Cork St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Cork St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024 has chosen Pure Imagination as it's theme.

Delve into the magic and wonder of Cork, and bring to life your mysterious magical world. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three - and let your imagination soar.



Person in blue uniform marching with large silver instrument


The Cork City St. Patrick's Day Parade is an annual pageant presented by the wonderful and varied communities who make up our 'beautiful city, so charming and pretty'. A vibrant and colourful display, Cork's parade features members of communities from all walks of life across the city - sporting groups to dance schools, new communities, our long-established brass bands, and special guests from around the world. 




The Parade takes place on 17th March at 1pm on the route below. 

If you can’t join us in Cork City on St. Patrick’s Day, watch our live-stream here from 12:45 Irish time. 

You can also send your greetings to the Livestream MC by messaging us on Twitter or Facebook - see links on the homepage

 Read along with our commentators: Parade Commentary 


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Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided near the NEW Grandstand location on PATRICK'S ST. 

The zone reserved for wheelchair users, less mobile visitors, and those who may need more space around them to enjoy the parade, will be at the previous location near Dunne's Stores / Gentlemen's Quarters on St. Patrick's St. For those who might find it useful, AsIAm have developed a Social Story for a St Patricks' Day parade  - find it here: At A Parade

Both of these areas are UNRESERVED

Groups wishing to participate in future parades, or for general queries year-round, please email 

or phone +353 (0)21 492 4000 at any time of year.


To view our web & mobile friendly brochure click on the cover image below. To print it click HERE



Cork St. Patrick's Festival thanks our Media Partners RedFm and The Echo for their support.

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