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The Polish community added their own unique touch of colour to the St Patrick's Day parade in Ennis in 2019. Photograph by John Kelly.

Community the theme for Ennis St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

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THIS year’s Ennis St Patrick’s Day parade will celebrate ‘Communities in Action’ as it wends its way through the streets from 11am on March 17.

The Ennis Municipal District are inviting individuals, groups, clubs and societies from across Clare to participate in the 2023 Ennis St Patrick’s Day parade.

The local authority stated it was looking forward to its regular participants showcasing their talents again this year while also encouraging new groups and individuals to take the plunge, submit an entry and get in on the fun. The deadline to apply to get involved is Thursday, February 16.

Mayor of Ennis, Councillor Clare Colleran-Molloy commented, “The St. Patrick’s Day parade is a wonderful event where people from all over Clare unite, from the world of sports and the arts in addition to our many community groups to celebrate our Irish culture.

“I would like to thank all the other agencies, who work alongside Ennis Municipal District to co-ordinate this event.”

The theme this year is ‘Communities in Action’ with prizes to be secured under the following categories; best visual spectacle (€250); best musical entrant (€250); most environmentally aware entrant (€250) and best interpretation of theme (€250) In addition, the overall winner will walk away with €500.

“We are appealing to all entrants to get creative this year, make an impact!”

The application form  is available to download from Clare County Council’s website from the link

Any queries and/or a printed copy of the form can be requested by contacting  Completed applications must be returned to: The St Patrick’s Day 2023 Organising Committee, Municipal District of Ennis, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare or emailed to

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