St Patrick’s Day Parade, Omagh – ‘Connecting Communities’

17th March 2020, 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Omagh Town Centre

Key Details

Starts 17th March 2020 at 1:00pm
Ends 17th March 2020 at 5:00pm
Location Omagh Town Centre

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations Omagh 2020

Speaking at the launch of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhan Currie said, “I am delighted and honoured as Chair of the Council to be afforded the opportunity to lead the St Patrick’s Day parade in Omagh on Tuesday 17 March. With outdoor and indoor entertainment, arts and crafts and the wide variety of local shops and restaurants to visit, there is something for all the family to enjoy. There is still time to get involved in this year’s parade and I would invite anyone wishing to take part to contact the Events team as soon as possible. I would encourage you to wrap up warm whatever the weather and come into the town to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at one of the largest and most inclusive parades around.”

The carnival parade circular route will begin on Sedan Avenue passing along Drumragh Avenue before continuing on to Market Street, High Street, John Street, across Church Street, down George Street, High Street, Bridge Street and back to South West College along Sedan Avenue. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy street entertainment and face painting.

ISL and BSL sign language interpreters will also be located on stage to interpret parade participants as they pass by while an area will be set aside specifically for spectators with access requirements to provide a clear view of the stage and parade.

A Shared Traditions Musical programme will keep visitors to the Strule Arts Centre entertained throughout the day running from 1.00pm – 5.00 pm with performances from St. Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band and a range of Local Comhaltas musicians and singers alongside Highland dancers, Irish dancers and more.

Bulgarian Association of Northern Ireland will keep little hands busy as they get creative with a workshop from 1:00pm – 3:30pm in Strule Arts Centre. The workshop will demonstrate for both children and adults how to make martenitsa (a traditional Bulgarian decoration made of white and red yarn/wool thread twisted together, a symbolic wish for good health and good fortune that is given to families and friends during March). Ulster American Folk Park staff will offer interactive workshops on Corn Dolly making and spinning wheel techniques and demonstrate American woodcraft.

For further information or get involved in St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Omagh contact the Events Management Team on 0300 303 1777.

File Type Size Date
2020 Expression of Interest PARADE SUPPORT SCHEME form docx 112 KB 21st February 2020
2020 Parade Entry Form docx 113 KB 21st February 2020
2020 Terms and Conditions doc 240 KB 21st February 2020