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In 2024, Mullingar's St. Patrick's Day Festival will enjoy a celebration of Mullingar's Musical Legacy. The theme will highlight famous musicians who were either born in Mullingar or have strong connections to the town. This could include iconic figures like Joe Dolan and Niall Horan, as well as other influential artists who have been influenced by Mullingar's vibrant music scene. Through floats and performances, the theme aims to showcase the diverse range of musical genres and talents that have emerged from this town. It's a tribute to the enduring impact that Mullingar has had on the global music landscape.

Mullingar St Patrick's Day Festival 2024


Saturday 16th March Flotilla  

Start the bank holiday weekend off right with the Mullingar St Patrick's Day Festival Committee and make your way to Mullingar's Harbour will you will be met with a Flotilla of boats coming in on the Royal Canal with the help of IWAI & Canoe Club Mullingar. St Patrick will arrive on one of the boats and have a blessing for the festival. MC for the event will be Ray Dolan. #FromMullingarinMullingar 


Sunday 17th March -5k

The St Patrick's Festival committee are organising a 5k fundraising initiative.  Registration link will be here when available, Registration is €20 and registered participants will receive a medal. Register online to avoid queues. On the day registration will open at 8.30am and will close at 9.30am and all proceeds go towards the running costs for St Patrick's Day 2024. 

Sunday 17th March - AON Half Marathon 

The Aon Half Marathon Mullingar will start in Mullingar's town centre along the beautiful royal canal and into the town park to the finish line where you will be met with soup and sandwiches to refuel the body and presented with the all-important Mullingar Half Marathon Medal. Registration is €40. All proceeds of the Mullingar Half Marathon go to their chosen charity T.E.A.M. Registration link will be here when available


Sunday 17th March - Parade & Children's Entertainment 

The Mullingar St Patrick's Day Parade will be held on 17th March 2023 at 3pm. Parade route will be announced at a later date. There will be children's entertainment on Church Avenue and Castle Street from 1pm to 4.30pm. There will also be a puppet show and music playing in various locations throughout the town. 

      Quiet Section -  The Quiet section will return for 2024 ensuring our parade remains an inclusive place for all. We will cater for those who may have sensory issues as we are aware the loud noises and whistles of the parade can be quite distressing at times. Our Sensory Area will be signposted in advance, there will be volunteers stationed here who will assist in ensuring all parade goers can enjoy our parade. In this area parents and children of those with sensory issues will be able to enjoy all the sights and spectacle of St. Patrick’s Day without the loud sounds as participants in the parade will be encouraged to take into account the needs of others to ensure the parade is a joy for all. There will also be designated Children's entertainment in our kids section for those with similar needs. Please email us on if you have any questions in relation to this.  


We are looking for all businesses and communities to get involved in this years parade. After the huge success of 2023 we are looking forward to creating a weekend to remember for St Patrick's Weekend 2024 

Road Closures will be in place on March 17th from 12pm to 6pm


The parade will be in accordance required health & safety procedures as public safety is an absolute priority for the committee. We will continue to work with An Garda Siochana & Civil Defence to create supervised road closures to make sure the event runs smoothly for all participants and spectators. 

For more information on any of the above email

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