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Ballymote St. Patricks Parade 2024

When St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in Ireland on March 17th, parades take place across the country. By far the largest St. Patrick's parade was in Galway but I opted for a small, tranquil parade in County Sligo in Ballymote.

Even before the more than forty groups drove down Lord Edward Street, there was a musical program to warm up.

Then finally at 3:30 p.m. it started. Led by a piper and St. Patrick, the procession started past the hundreds of onlookers. These included the Church Hill Silver Band, the Bunninadden GAA Club, the Mini Owners with historic Mini coopers, the Agharonan Pipe Band and various local businesses that presented themselves in a funny, colourful or loud engine way.


Following a selction of photos:





Here the list with all participants:

St. Patrick & Piper

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal

Amanda Martin Infinity Stage School

Ballymote Celtic

Church Hill Silver Band

Bunninadden GAA

Claire Barden

Mini Owners Club

Ballymote GAA

Vintage Tractors

Fire Brigade

Agharonan Pie Band

Clasp

John O Malley

Ballymote Animal Health Care

Asgard

Diarmuid Keenan

Dave Mitchell Redz Catering

Wedges Motor Cycle Club

Ballymote Credit Union

R&M Utilities

Tommy Scanlon

Gerry Quigley

John Beadnall with Fire Jeep

CJ Hannon Construction

Damp Master

Looby Plant & Agri Services

Davey Drifting Carrick Carting

Alan Lawson

Paul Kilcoyne Carigans

Ward Agri

Damien Wimsey

Michael Sweeney SME sales

Liam & Paul Brennan

Gus Kelly Tractor

Dermot Gormley

Caseys Agri Machinery


If I forgot someone, please let me know.


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