17 Mar, 2019
Street-theatre, pageant companies and marching bands from across Ireland and the world, more than 3,000 people in total, joined together today for the National St. Patrick’s Festival Parade - SCÉALAÍOCHT AGUS SEANCHAÍ – A Celebration of Irish Storytelling. Half a million people lined the Parade route to enjoy the magnificent creations and flamboyant performances, more than 100,000 overseas visitors joining the home crowd to cheer on performers from across the globe . Inspired by the Festival’s storytelling theme, a myriad of performers brought to life the ancient tales and contemporary narratives of Ireland and the Irish. Comedic storytellers Deirdre O’Kane and Jason Byrne had the honour of leading the Parade as Grand Marshals.