Calling all Carlovians in London to St Patrick’s Parade and Festival – Sunday 17th March.

* CALLING ALL CARLOVIANS IN LONDON *

“Your County needs YOU”
follow-me-up-to-carlow-london-st-pats-parade6Its countdown to London’s 2019 St Patrick’s Celebrations on 17th 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.

Also see the wonderful floats from Irish County Associations, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish Dancing schools.

Beigh fáilte romhat..

London St Patrick’s Day Parade has been in existence since the 1960s, when it was organised by the Council of Irish Counties Associations. It is now in its 18th year as a Mayor of London event.
Accessible to all audiences and attracting over 30,000 people onto the streets to watch, the parade aims to share a little of Irish culture with Londoners and visitors. In 2019 it includes 67 group entries bringing floats (motorised and non-motorised) and walking groups, many with live musicians playing traditional Irish instruments, vocalists and contemporary Irish pop or jazz. These entries consist of Irish associations, sports clubs, dance schools, community, church, union and interest groups and family contingents. The parade is also enlivened by several energetic international entries.

The parade finishes in Trafalgar Square to a backdrop of Irish Culture with Music, Song, Dance and plenty of Craic on the Main Stage from noon till 6pm

Main Stage Line Up

Hosted by Bosco and Angela Scanlon, we’re proud to announce this years’ stage line up will include:

  •  Bosco DJ Birthday Set
  •  McGahan Lees Irish Dancers
  •  Jacquelyn Hynes
  •  Sample Answer
  •  Feith An Cheoil
  •  Hungry Grass
  •  Track Dogs
  •  Don Mescall and Band
  •  Massaoke – Sing-a-long (Irish set list)

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.
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It 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’ banners.

Make it the event where all Carlovians in London can experience that ‘Special Gathering’ outside of Carlow and Ireland.

*Have a fantastic St Patrick’s Day* 

*Lá Fhéile Phádraig Shona Duit*

 



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