Sligo St. Patrick’s Day 2020

Updated 9th March. Due to the Corona virus the parades have been cancelled. We will update this post as we hear of them 


There’s something for every this St. Patrick’s Day in County Sligo. Here are just some of the events:

The Parades

Cancelled 12 noon Sligo Town. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of parades in the town. The theme is the decades and you can take part for free, register here:

Cancelled The “Annual West Sligo Three Village Parade”
Enniscrone at 1pm.
3.00pm Easkey Village 
4.30pm Dromore West.
The organisers would like to encourage the floats to take part in all three parades. If making a float is too daunting then why not dress up and walk behind a banner.

Cancelled: Grange Parade is a 2pm

Cancelled 3.30pm Ballymote St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Entries and inquiries can be sent to

Cancelled Aclare Parade starts at 4.30pm at the Community Centre.

The Family Friendly Celebrations

Cancelled 1 – 4pm Sligo Town. Sligo Family Resource Centre invite you to join them in their Annual Celebration of our National Holiday.  Sligo Presbyterian Church, Church Street F91EY8K. There will be international food, music, dance and fun.

3 – 6pm Cliffoney. The Fr. Michael O’Flanagan Memorial Group are hosting a Recital of Traditional Irish Music as a charitable fundraiser in aid of Cliffoney Hall on St. Patrick’s Day 2020, 3.00 – 6.00 pm
• Family friendly event, refreshments available, Dancers, Beginners and improvers: all welcome. Quality jumble sale.
Location: Cliffoney Hall Time: 3.00 – 6.00 pm – 17 March 2020


The Walks, Hikes, Climbs

8am Benbulben Hike with Northwest Adventure Tours. Kick off St Patrick’s day a little differently this year with an early morning guided hike of Benbulben. More information and to book:

The 47th St Patrick’s Day 10k Road Race takes place in Tubbercurry. This is one of the longest running races in the North-West. For more details:

10am – 1pm Rock Climbing Taster with Carraig Climbing. Whether you have never climbed before, are an indoor climber looking to get on rock outside, or just looking for something new and exciting to do then this is for you. More information and to book:

2pm – 4pm. Explore Carrowkeel with Seatrails. Visit 5000-year-old tombs built by Ireland’s first farmers! Your Archaeologist guide will provide you with a fascinating insight into the past and what the excavations produced in 1911. Duration- c. 2 hrs. More information and to book:

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