2022 PSP Committee Statement
It is with genuine reluctance that the voluntary committee of Project St Patrick must announce that there will be no county parade this year in Enniskillen. Given the lateness of the hour of restrictions lifting, coupled with the sense of unease which still remains amongst the community, we were unable to bring you the quality of floats you have become accustomed to. Bands have not been practicing, groups not meeting and schools and businesses don’t know what one day will look like to the next, covid has left almost everyone understandably non-committal. No-one is as disappointed as us but we did not want to let you down, even with a scaled back event.
We want to thank those groups that did get in touch, we trust your enthusiasm rolls over to 2023 because we are pledging to start planning now for next year to come back bigger and better than ever before with a festival to meet all expectations. Hopefully Enniskillen will also be looking its finest and will provide a fitting backdrop for an event we can all be proud of. To pull this off, we will need many volunteers on the day and are always welcoming of new community spirited members to our committee, so please get in touch if it’s something you’d like to be part of.
Much appreciation to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for their generous offer of sponsorship and funding via Department of Communities. We’d like too to acknowledge the support of Experience Enniskillen, be sure to follow their social media pages for details of the fun events they have planned around the town in March.
Welcome back to the 9th year of Project St Patrick’s Festival and Parade!!! We’re a group of dedicated volunteers and we’re delighted to be able to help bring a fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere to Fermanagh again this year. Our beautiful county has so much to offer and we’re glad that the whole community has gotten behind the project and made it what it is. Previous years have seen 15,000 people in the town centre taking part in all the celebrations. Those of you who participated and those of you who came to celebrate, we can’t thank you enough for supporting your local community and giving us something to be proud of. We can assure you that we’re working hard to make this year even better!
St. Patrick Needs You!
1.30 – 3.30pm, Broadmeadow
Take part in totally free activities from Carousels to Climbing Walls, Balloon Modelling to Bouncy Castles, mingle with Dinosaurs and Disney Heroes.
We’ve got Facepainting and Flotillas, not to mention fantastic fun freebies thanks to Lilley’s Centra & Balcas
You can still expect Traditional Music and Dancing on site and in the Legion; plus double our live acts this year with the mighty Hand Me Downs appearing at the Broadmeadow from 1.30 – 3pm & Full Moon Fever at the Diamond 2.00 – 3.30pm
Lots of on the water spectacles – learn how to Captain a Curragh and watch out for St Patrick’s Futuristic arrival.
3.30 – 4.30pm, Starts Lakeland Forum
Enjoy free giveaways and walkabouts while you await traditional and carnivalesque floats and all types of music and dancing as part our theme; 20/20 Vision: Future, Space & Science
Pre parade, why not check out our art gallery at the RBL Club and see the entries in to our Art & Photo competition for kids.
‘Quiet Space’ available for viewing parade but most be booked in advance. Email: email@example.com