‘Celtic Storm’ Kicks Up At St Patrick’s Festival

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The centerpiece of the day will be the cross-community carnival float parade which promises to be vibrant and energetic with over 2,000 participants and 30,000 spectators as it snakes its way from the start at the Ardglass Road beside the Downshire estate to finish in Upper Market Street. St Patricks Programme 2011 (Click on the link for a full brochure of the festival) Don’t miss out on what’s happening with the ‘at a glance listing’. Wednesday 16th March 2011 [caption id="attachment_21247" align="alignright" width="400" caption="A Celtic Storm is coming to the St Patrick's Festival in Downpatrick."][/caption] 3.00pm             St Patrick’s Walking Tour of Downpatrick, Down County Museum 8.00pm            Tim Mc Garry’s Irish History Lesson, The Great Hall, Downpatrick Thursday 17th March 2011 8.30am St Patrick’s Day Pilgrimage Walk to Down Cathedral 9.30am Celebration of St Patrick at The Saint Patrick Centre 10.00am Registration for St Patrick’s Day Walk 10.00am             St Patrick’s Day Food and Craft 11.00am             St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Down County Museum 11.00am            St Patrick’s Walking Tour of Downpatrick 11.45am             Inter-denominational Festival Service 12.00 noon       Shamrock Steam Trains 1.00pm             U105 FM’s Maurice Jay, Julian Simmons & Flash Harry headline act 1.00pm             Wreath Laying Ceremony at St Patrick’s Grave 1.30pm             Historical Coach Tour – Life & Times of St Patrick 2.30pm             St Patrick’s Day Cross Community Carnival Parade The theme of the parade is: “Celebrating our fabulous Forests, Flora & Fauna Further afield, our Fringe Festival Favourites provide you with a wide range of entertainment across the district including concerts, conferences, coach tours, competitions and much more so check out all the information by visiting www.downdc.gov.uk or contact our festival office 028 4461 2233. St Patricks Programme 2011 (Click on the link for a full brochure of the festival)]]>

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