Bray & District Chamber of Commerce and Wicklow County Council organisers of the Bray St. Patrick’s Festival have announced the full programme of events taking place from Thurday 16th to Sunday 19th of March.
The parade is one of the largest on the east coast and we are expecting over 30,000 people to line the route starting at the Town Hall moving down the Main Street and on to the Seafront.
“Again this year a huge amount of effort has gone into planning this event. We are delighted that the amount of local community groups participating is well up on previous years and this shows that there is a real strong community spirit in the town. We are really looking forward to seeing what they have to offer”, commented President of Bray Chamber Mick Glynn.
It is our pleasure to have Bray person of the year Dermot O’Brien, as our Parade Grand Marshal. Dermot has had an impact on the lives of so many young people in Bray, and is a true inspiration. He is a very deserving and popular winner of the Bray Person of the Year award 2016.
New for this year is a cultural concert on St. Patrick’s Eve in the Holy Redeemer and will feature Comhaltas Bhré, Bray Ukuleles, Serendipity Barbershop Choir, Chiéle Community Choir, Rustic Worship Worship (Christ Church), Bray Choral Society & Philip Byrne.
Other highlights of the festival include a ‘Big Fun Day Out’ on Bray Main Street, Céilí Breakfast at the Boat House, a guided Bray Head Walk and the festival funfair returns on Bray Seafront.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Festival and the parade” added Mick.
The Bray St. Patrick’s Festival is brought to you by Bray & District Chamber of Commerce and Wicklow County Council.