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Organised by Cork City Council, the Cork St Patrick’s Day Festival will take place from March 15th to March 18th with the Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade taking place 1-3pm on March 17th being the highlight.

Cultural venues all over Cork will mark Ireland’s national holiday, hosting a wide range of in person theatre, music, dance and cultural events. And of course the main event - Cork’s St Patrick’s Day Parade - makes a very welcome return.

The Cork St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024 has chosen Pure Imagingation as it's theme.

Delve into the magic and wonder of Cork, and bring to life your mysterious magical world. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three - and let your imagination soar.

The Cork City St. Patrick's Day Parade is an annual pageant presented by the wonderful and varied communities who make up our 'beautiful city, so charming and pretty'. A vibrant and colourful display, Cork's parade features members of communities from all walks of life across the city - sporting groups to dance schools, new communities, our long-established brass bands, and special guests from around the world.

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