2018 Cobh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Please note that the 2018 Cobh St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 1 pm. The Ireland vs England Rugby Match kicks off at 2.45 pm.

The 2018 Cobh St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday March 17th starting on the Low Road by Cobh Heritage Centre at 1 pm.

Cobh Confraternity Band will perform in the Promenade from 11.30 am. There will be Trad Music on the bandstand from 12.15 am. Traffic Restrictions will be in place from 11.30 and from 12.30 there will be no access to the town centre apart from Taxis.

All participants in the Cobh Parade are invited to think colour and fun when decorating Floats and vehicles and create imaginative costumes for the occasion to make the day fun for everyone.

This year every group is being encouraged to perform a 30 second to 1 minute routine in front of the Reviewing stand. Examples would include passing a ball, a 100m sprint, a dance routine, courtesy, bow or salute.

There will be a prize for the Best Overall Entry and the perpetual trophy will be presented immediately after the Parade finishes. Entrants are being asked to nominate one or two members of their group to stay near the reviewing stand for the announcement and presentation.

To encourage maximum participation there will once again be no entry fee for entries received up to and including the 10th March. THERE WILL BE A LATE ENTRY FEE for entries received after 10th March of €50. Timely return of entry forms will allow the organisers to plan the running order of the parade and to post the running order on in advance of the parade which will assist everyone. All late entries will be at the back of the parade.

All walking entries will assemble on the Deep Water Quay which has barriers along the water side. All vehicle entries will be lined up on the Low Road with access via the Whitepoint end ONLY. Mixed entries should have the vehicle(s) on the Low Road and the pedestrian element on the Deep Water Quay. The Parade will end at the Old Town Hall and vehicles must continue along Harbour Row to avoid congestion.


Participation is open to individuals, groups, associations, companies, businesses and sports clubs from all around Cork Harbour and we encourage as many as possible to enter this year’s Parade and make it a Parade to be proud of. A special appeal is being made to businesses to enter the parade. It is an ideal opportunity to showcase your business to thousands of potential customers.

Entry forms may be downloaded here 2018 Entry Form Parade. Late entries can still be aommodated by phoning Hendrick on 087 2593850.


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