Calling all Carlovians in London to St Patrick’s Parade and Festival 2016 – Sunday 13th March.

follow-me-up-to-carlow-london-st-pats-parade6Its countdown to London’s 2016 St Patrick’s Celebrations on 13th March and the County Carlow Association in London plan to be out in force on the biggest National Day in the world’s calendar.
Will you be there in your ‘Red Yellow and Green’ Carlow Jersey or Irish Top waving your flag and banner.
You’ll be made very welcome. Beigh fáilte romhat..

London is planning great celebrations with the mayor’s office presenting a free day of family fun. Come out on Sunday and help paint the town GREEN The parade leaves the top of Piccadilly by Green Park at noon forming up from 10am for floats and 11am for walkers from outside Green Park Station.
following-carlow9-300x225It sets off at a jig and parades its way up Piccadilly, along Lower Regent, the Mall and Cockspur Street, rounding Trafalgar Square and finishing up in Whitehall.
Come along and join the craic in following the ‘Follow me up to Carlow’ and ‘County Carlow London Association’ banner.
Make it the event where all Carlovians in London can experience that ‘Special Gathering’ outside Carlow and Ireland.
Also see the wonderful floats from Irish County Associations, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish Dancing schools.
The parade finishes in Trafalgar Square to a backdrop of Irish culture and music from noon until 6pm with performers from across the capital’s diverse Irish communities, aging from eight to 88.

Among the acts will be ‘The Wagon Wheel’ singer Nathan Carter, one of the biggest stars of Irish and Country music.

London set to go green for another world-class St Patrick’s Day festival
Jarlath Regan to host

The London Lasses will bring a ‘trad’ session to the Square, as well as popular London-based band The Craicheads who will delight the crowd with a collection of original tracks and Irish crowd-pleasers. Thousands of spectators will also have the chance to partake in the Big St. Patrick’s Céilí with Céili Max.

Holding it all together will be UK-based Irish comedian, Jarlath Regan and the house band of RTÉ’s Late Late Show.

The festivities will be accompanied by the finest flavours of the Emerald Isle with a special street food market in Trafalgar Square. Bord Bia and acclaimed chef John Relihan, a Kerryman who works in London, will be whetting the appetite of the crowd with an exclusive cookery demo.
*Have a fantastic St Patrick’s Day* ….. *Lá Fhéile Phádraig Shona Duit*


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