St. Patrick's Day on Achill Island
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March every year and is a national holiday in Ireland. More than that, it is an occasion celebrated by Irish people all over the world. But for traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day festivities there’s no place like Achill on the rugged west coast of Ireland.
Achill Pipe Bands, March 17th
In many villages on Achill there is a tradition of pipe bands, and on St. Patrick’s Day these colourful and compelling bands play a central role in celebrations For visitors, a thoroughly enjoyable day can be had following the Achill pipe bands, pausing for refreshments of course and taking time to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Achill Island.
Achill Sound Parade, March 18th
A parade with bands, floats and groups takes place in Achill Sound, March 18th, 1pm.