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Lots of fun for all the family as Strabane St Patrick’s Day parade makes welcome return

24 February 2022

Strabane will be a hive of activity this St Patrick’s Day when the town’s parade makes a welcome return after a three year hiatus.
Derry City and Strabane District Council have launched a programme with entertainment for all the family that includes music, drama and entertainment in the Alley Theatre and Cullen’s Funfair in the Canal Carpark.
Entertainment at The Alley Courtyard includes live music by CRAIC youth and Missing Time and arts and cultural activities from 1pm – 4.30pm.
The day will climax with the annual parade at 2pm which begins at Holy Cross College before making its way through Melmount Road, Bridge Street, Market Street, Abercorn Square, Railway Road and finishes in Dock Street.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, encouraged the public to get involved in the family friendly celebrations.
“St Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Strabane and I’m sure thousands of people will come out to sample the sights and sounds as the parade makes a welcome return,” he said.
“The festivities are a real community effort with local businesses and organisations working with Council’s Festival and Events team to bring you a diverse programme that will appeal to all ages.
“It’s a great day out with Cullen’s Fun Fair in town and live music in the Alley so I’d encourage people to come out and enjoy the day.”
The festivities will finish off with the Strabane Drama Festival’s hilarious comedy Dramateurs, presented by Letterkenny Music and Drama Society as part of the Strabane Drama Festival which runs from Friday 11th March – Saturday 19th March
Full details of the Strabane St Patrick’s Day celebrations are available at www.derrystrabane.com/springcarnival.
Full traffic and travel arrangements will be issued the week before the event.