St Patrick’s Day Parades return to Wicklow and Bray

The St. Patrick’s Day parades in Bray and Wicklow town this year will go ahead, it has been confirmed.

The 2020 parades were forced to be cancelled as restrictions began to be introduced throughout the country to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Announcing the Bray parade, the Bray Chamber said it was “delighted to announce Thursday, 17th March 2022, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return to the streets of Bray, celebrating the many cultures, communities and organisations”.

The festival is hoped to be a five-day event, subject to license.

It has also just been confirmed the Wicklow town parade will also return, albeit with a new start time of 3:15pm.

“The committee met this week and we agreed we would be having our first parade since 2019,” said Garrett O’Reilly of the Wicklow St Patrick’s Day Committee.

With not long left to go until, the organisers of the Bray parade are now looking for local groups and organisations to participate.

The parade will kick off at 2pm, starting at the Town Hall and finishing at the reviewing stand on the Seafront.

Those wishing to participate in the festivities can find more information on this link, including the application form.

WicklowNews.Net understands meetings are due to take place over the coming weeks surrounding the rest of the St Patrick’s Day parades throughout the rest of the county.

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