BEANNACHTAÍ NA FÉILE PÁDRAIG
Dingle’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick-start at the crack of dawn at 6 a.m. when Dingle’s Fife and Drum Band take to the streets in keeping with a long tradition which is usually supported by hundreds of enthusiastic followers.
The band march from the Old Hospital, around the town, waking up young and old but also bringing a magical start to the day. The band stop at St. Mary’s Church at 6.30 a.m. approx where Mass is offered by the local parish priest for the band who provide various tunes during the ceremony. The morning session finishes around 7:30am at Ashmount Terrace with Amhrán na bhFiann.
The scheduled starting time for the Main St. Patrick's Day Parade is 12.45 p.m. from Ashmount Terrace covering the traditional route before returning via The Pier and Green Street to St. Elizabeth Hospital again.
Bígí Linn agus Bain Taitneamh as an gCeiliúradh!