Hoping for Better Days Ahead!
Unfortunately, there will be no St Patrick’s Day parades again this year, however, Killarney has no intention of allowing this year to pass without marking the national day in a very special way and plans are in place to turn the town green and for it to be relayed to people all over the world in a virtual format.
Organizers of the annual colourful celebration whilst incredibly disappointed, agree there is nothing more important to everybody in Killarney at this point in time than the safety of visitors, locals and participants who would normally pack the town to capacity for the fun-filled, culture-rich parade.
The greening of the town’s iconic buildings has become a signature part of the festival in recent years and the fabulous tradition will continue this year with the spotlight falling on landmarks like Ross Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral, the Franciscan Friary, St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney Methodist Church and Killarney Courthouse.
We are calling on Killarney people all over the world to join us in our virtual celebration and our cheer for better days ahead! On the 17th March send us the pictures of your celebration via Our Killarney on Instagram or the St. Patrick’s Festival page on Facebook. The best picture could win you accommodation in Killarney for our 2022 celebrations.
The Killarney St Patrick’s Festival thanks its partners and sponsors Kerry County Council, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Fáilte Ireland and the business community of Killarney for their support and enthusiasm.
Those who would like to visit Killarney for the 2022 celebrations or to be a part of the festival are invited to get in touch through the festival email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating the Earth
This year we are celebrating The Earth / An Chré as the theme for our St Patricks Day Parade. The planet we live on, the ground that sustains us, the world we live in and share with 7.8 billion other inhabitants. In a year when we learn that our planet is under threat from global warming, conflict and neglect, we need to consider our responsibilities to not only the place where we live but to the others, we share the Earth with.
This is a Green Theme and whilst a very serious issue, we want you to interpret the theme in as open and fun way as you wish. Draw on all the opportunities the theme presents, on how we can improve our Earth, through Recycling, Green Energy, Electric Cars, and through adopting the practices and principles of sustainability.
Our Partners & Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our St. Patrick’s Festival Partners, Patrons and Funders. Their investment enables us to present this programme.
St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney
c/o Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce,
2nd Floor, Tourist Information Office,
Beech Road, Killarney,
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 64 66 37928
Fax: +353 64 6636623
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