Welcome to the official website of the St Patrick’s Day Parade Wexford 2017.  Thousands joined us on Friday March 17th for the town’s centenary parade, when Wexford was transformed by the colour, pageantry and magic which are associated with St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee wishes to acknowledge the support of our various sponsors within the local business community, in addition to the financial assistance which has been provided by Wexford Credit Union, Wexford District Council and Wexford County Council.

If you wish to advertise on this website or make a donation to the parade, please contact the secretary of the Committee. Contact details can be found here.


Centenary Parade 2017

The 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which took place on Friday March 17th, marked the centenary of this annual celebration in Wexford Town and the local community participated in and supported this landmark event.

All floats were registered, no later than March 10th 2017 and accompanied by a completed application form and the required fee.  Registration applications were not accepted on the morning of the parade.

Assembly Times

Groups assembled from Aldi Supermarket back to Brady’s pub at 09-30am.

Floats assembled from the Mace Service Station on Trinity Street to the Talbot Hotel at 9.00am.

The Reviewing Stand was located on the Quay Front, adjacent to the bridge.

The parade started at 10.45am at Parnell Street.


  • William’s Street
  • Trinity Street
  • Paul Quay
  • Commercial Quay
  • Wellington Place
  • Redmond Square
  • Westgate

Health and Safety

In the interest of safety, once the parade had started, the area from Redmond Square to the Quay, was closed for pedestrians from 10.45am until the end of the parade.  Nobody was allowed to walk from Redmond Square towards the oncoming parade or stand in front of the safety barriers.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade committee can provide you with advice on all aspects of safety.  We also provide information about safety courses, safety statements and radio courses.


The St. Patrick’s Day parade prizegiving took place in Macken’s, The Bullring on Saturday March 18th 2017 at 7pm.


Contact Us


Michael O’ Reilly
91 Mount Prospect, Wexford
Mobile: 087 1357210

Event Manager and Hon. Secretary

John Fowler
99 Mount Prospect, Wexford
Mobile: 087 9522795
Email: jim0607@gmail.com

Parade safety officers

John Fowler
Phone: 087 9522795
Michael O’ Reilly
Phone: 087 1357210
Joe Carroll
Phone: 087 9268486
Eileen Kehoe
Phone: 086 1525596
John Kenny
Phone: 086 0870618

Other Committee Members

  • Mary Lawlor
  • John Dunne
  • Eimear O Hanlon
  • Councillor Ger Carthy
  • Councillor Anthony Kelly
  • Councillor Jim Staples
  • Vincent Kennedy
  • Jenny Barr
  • Cody Broaders

Dunnes Stores
McDonalds Restaurant
McCormack’s Pharmacy
Hugh Boggan Motors
Eddie Macken Bullring

Rosaleen’s Flowers
Rocking Joes Diner
Crown Bar
Kearney’s Undertakers
Kearney’s Auctioneers
Cafolla Takeaway
Mooney’s on the Quay
The Sailing Cot
Centenary Stores
T. Morris
Joanne’s Bakery
Mace North Main Street
John Doyle Distillery Road
Kinsella’s Service Station Drinagh
Kelly’s Cornmarket
Foleys Optician
Hore’s Stores
Charles Pierce Menswear
The Bike Shop Selskar
Boland’s Ardcavan
Slaney Flowers
Marlow Cleaners
Whitford Hotel
Barrett’s Pub
John Doyle’s News Agent St. Aidans
Myler’s Tyre Depot
Fehily’s Pharmacy
Thomas Moore Tavern
Claude Howlin

Westgate Design
Crime Watch Wexford
Pettitt’s Supervalu
Sam McCauleys Pharmacy

Wexford Motor Factors
Centra Trinity St.
Maggie May’s
Macken Travel
Lotus House Restaurant
Browns Pub
Drinagh Garden Centre
La Cote
Killeen’s Service Station
Fortunes Pharmacy
Top Tyres Ardcavan
Marians Bridal wear
Richie Doyle Butcher
Opel Ferry Bank Motors
Wexford Motorcycles
KD Garage Service Ltd. Drinagh
Joyce’s Expert
Doyle’s Shoe shop Selskar
Colman Doyle’s
Corcoran’s The Bullring
Peugeot Cars
Trinity Motors
Phone Doctor
Cistín Eile
Selskar Pharmacy
Abbey Street Pharmacy
Simon’s Bar
Hynes Jewellers North Main Street
Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford
Uncle Sams
The Faythe Pharmacy

Shoe Style International
Sky and the Ground
Trinity Hire
Fun Palace
Talbot Hotel

Sherwood’s Pharmacy
Frank Fahy
Centra Whitemill
Butler’s North main Street PO
Bugler Doyle
Renault Motors
Le Cuisine
Nosh and Coffee
Robs Ranch House
Abra Wexford
Coalquay Leisure South Main St.
Adrian Haythornwaite
Book Centre
Lloyds Hairdressing
Little Piggy North Main St.
Denis Asple
Wexford Auto Repairs
Dick Kelly
Farmers Kitchen
Loch and Quay
Roche Service Station Drinagh
John Keane Auctioneers
Delores Power Auctioneer
Londis The Faythe
Clonard Pharmacy
Blasta Cafe
DNG Property
Wexford Cabs