St Patrick's Day Spring Carnival Parade

Londonderry/Derry, 17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Contact Details

44 Foyle Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6AT

Come join the carnival parade of dancing daffodils, busy bees and slithering snakes as local communities take to the streets in a celebration of Spring.

In ancient times, many festivals celebrated Spring goddesses associated with flowering, growth and the fertility of the land including Celtic goddess Brigit and Hindu Goddess Bhramari ‘the goddess of the bees.’ Brigit and Bhramari will snake their way through the city’s streets along with a host of characters representing Spring and will be joined by Saint Patrick completing the circle.

This year will see pageant pieces from North West Carnival, Greater Shantallow Community Arts, In Your Space and Bluebell Arts and involve over 600 participants from local schools, youth clubs and arts and cultural organisations.

*****New Route*****

Departs Bishops Street Car Park 14:00 hours | Proceed down Bishop Street | The Diamond | Shipquay Street | Whitaker Street | Harbour Square Roundabout | Custom House Street | Waterloo Place | Strand Road, finishing at Strand Road Carpark (15:30 hours).

Opening times

14:00 - 15:30