The weather might not be on our side, but communities all around Donegal are getting excited for a big day out for St. Patrick's Day.

Many groups have put huge amounts of preparation into their parade displays and have been practicing their routines for weeks beforehand. This afternoon will be their time to shine.

Here is a list of all the St. Patrick’s Day parade times in Donegal. (Glenties held their parade at midnight last night, which was a great late-night success)

  • Burtonport : 12noon – 2pm

  • Mevagh : 1pm

  • Ballyshannon : 2pm

  • Bunbeg : 2.30pm

  • Buncrana, Inishowen : 3pm

  • Moville, Inishowen : 2.30pm

  • Dungloe : 3pm

  • Killybegs :3pm

  • Letterkenny : 3pm

  • Ballybofey & Stranorlar at 3pm

  • Donegal Town :3pm

  • Bundoran : 3.30pm

  • Falcarragh : 4pm

  • Glencolmcille : 4pm

  • Downings : 4.30pm

  • Sunday 19th March – Ardara at 3.30pm

Met Eireann are forecasting heavy rain and blustery winds so make sure to dress for the weather. A Status Yellow warning is in place from Friday to Sunday morning as heavy rain is expected to accumulate in areas around Donegal. Take care!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!