The Parade

‌Welcome to the Cork St. Patrick's Festival

The 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade Returns!

After a long two years, Cork City Council is delighted to once again be able to welcome thousands of Corkonians to the streets or our annual peagant of colour and dance, showcasing all that is best about our 'Beautiful City - Charming and Pretty' , as the old song goes. 


Person in blue uniform marching with large silver instrument

View or print our brochure of all Festival events HERE

The theme of the 2022 Parade is 

HEROES - Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Central to the Cork St. Patrick's Festival is the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The most vibrant and colourful display to be seen on the streets of our city, 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.


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Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided near the NEW Grandstand location on SOUTH MALL. 

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 Dunnes Stores / Gentlemen's Quarters on St. Patrick's St. 

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.