Templemore Parade to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Templemore St Patricks Day Parade will achieve a unique distinction next March when it celebrates its 40th Anniversary and continues as the oldest active parade in County Tipperary.

Since it was reactivated all those years ago, the parade has developed into one of the most successful and well attended in the entire county and region. Large crowds flock to the town and with numerous on street attractions, all age groups are well catered for. Coupled with the various groups and floats taking part in the parade, a most enjoyable family day is assured. And in recent years a more international aspect has been added by our twin towns of Prémilhat (FR) and Potenza Picena (IT) attendance, in the parade.

To add to the festivities, the Parade committee have developed a festival around our patron saint’s day. The Blessing of the Shamrock ceremony on the night prior to our National Day launches a festival of music dance and culture which is enjoyed by local and visitor alike.

Needless to say much preparation takes place to ensure the success of the parade and several meetings of the committee have already taken place. Each and every aspect of the workings of the event are revisited in an effort to improve upon the success of the previous year’s event. These meetings will continue over the coming months as we plan ahead to celebrate an historic anniversary.


The theme of this year’s parade is considered most appropriate as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Therefore we are asking all participants to adopt both the Dress and Events of the 1916 Rising as their theme for floats and entries. Even those attending on the day or events associated with our 40th Parade are encouraged to “dress up” for the occasion.

Prize Money

Once again a prize fund of €2000 will encourage a large turnout and we hope for a very positive response for what promises to be the biggest and best parade in the county. Further updates will be provided later as we near the big event.



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