Entries are now open for Blackrock's Coastal Carnival-themed St Patrick's Day Parade

Tia Clarke


Tia Clarke



St Patrick's Day

The theme for the parade in Blackrock this year is coastal carnival

Blackrock Tourism and Development Group are inviting registrations for this years Blackrock St Patricks Day Parade.

The organisers said: "The theme this year is Coastal Carnival so we are looking to create a riot of colour and music along the main street for the parade. 

"So get out your sunglasses, sea creatures, sand, samba and dancing shoes to make the 2018 parade one to remember." 

There will also be a team of judges for the following float categories: 

Best Overall Float (based on the best Creative interpretation of theme) 
Best Impact Float (the largest numbers and physical size of float) 
Best Creative Noise Float (making your own sound, think Carnival & Seaside)
Best Colourful Float (think Seaside & Carnival)
Each participant group or float must be required to lead with a LARGE banner with their title – we don't want the judges to give out the wrong prize! Winners will be announced from the stage at the end of the parade.

Once you have registered you will be assigned a numbered position for the parade and you are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the start. 

The parade will begin at 1:30pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Cocklehill and will proceed along the main street and up Sandy Lane where it will disperse around the Community Centre.  

Interested parties can register here: www.visitblackrock.ie/blackrock-st-patricks-day-parade/news