Final call  for Community and Business participants to take part in the St Patrick’s Day Parade Omagh on Tuesday 17th March 2020

30th January 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is inviting all interested businesses, local groups, youth clubs, sports clubs, schools and organisations across the community to participate in the St Patrick’s Day Parade, which is taking place on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

The annual St Patrick’s Parade in Omagh is one of the key annual events in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council events calendar and attracts thousands of spectators, local and visiting, to the district each year. This colourful spectacle brings everyone together for a massive street celebration where they can enjoy a vibrant and exciting afternoon of music, song and dance.  

Councillor Siobhan Currie, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council said “The St. Patrick’s Day parade is a wonderful opportunity for everyone across the district to get involved in the St Patrick’s Day celebrations by representing their business, group or organisation in the parade and play their part in creating a wonderful atmosphere at one of the most popular  and inclusive  festivals of the year.”

Grant aid of up to *£400 may be available to participating groups as part of the Expression of Interest Parade Support Scheme to help defray cost of participation in the event and can be used for items such as the decoration of a vehicle float or indeed  costumes or parade props for participants.  Completed Expression of Interest forms must be returned to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on or before Friday 14th February 2020. Grant Aid under the Expression of Interest Parade Support Scheme is available only to Non profit taking organisations who are not already receiving financial support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for St. Patrick’s Day activities. Should the scheme be oversubscribed, a random selection method will be used to allocate funding.

For further information on how to participate in the St Patrick’s Day parade, please visit the Council’s website.

Completed application forms can be emailed to events@fermanaghomagh.com or alternatively can be delivered to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Events team, Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, BT78 1BL.

The closing date for receipt of St. Patrick’s Day parade Applications is  Friday 14 February 2020.