Green on double for this year’s big parade


WATERFORD always goes green on St Patrick’s Day but this year’s parade will see the city embracing not just the colour but the campaign.

‘Passion for our Planet’ will be the theme. Waterford’s businesses, community, sporting, and voluntary groups are asked to be as creative and imaginative as possible in interpreting the subject through costumes, floats and performance.

Mayor John Pratt is leading planning for the event. He said:“We have entered a new decade, the decade that will decide whether or not we as global society can combat climate change.”

create a spectacle on the streets of Ireland’s oldest city

He urged parade participants to “embrace the theme in creative and innovative waves to create a spectacle on the streets of Ireland’s oldest city”.

The parade will proceed from the Glen, along The Quay, The Mall, ending in Parnell Street.
Already embracing this year’s theme are a group of young climate activists who met with Mayor Pratt and members of Waterford City And County Council in relation to climate change.

A spokesperson said “We are delighted that Waterford City and County Council is putting the planet to the forefront this St. Patrick’s Day and we look forward to engaging with the festivities.”

Parade registration is now open.

Groups and organisations interested in participating can obtain further information via or
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