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St. Patrick's Day in Dingle

The Dingle Fife & Drum Band take to the streets at 6am in keeping with a long tradition which is usually supported by hundreds of enthusiastic followers. The band will march from the Old Hospital, around the town bringing a magical start to the day. There is then a 6:30am stop at St. Mary's Church where Mass is offered by the local parish priest for the band who provide various tunes during the ceremony. The morning session finishes around 7:30am at Ashmount Terrace with national anthem Amhran na bhFiann.

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade usually starts at 12:45pm from Ashmount Terrace following the traditional route through the streets of Dingle, passing through Goat Street, Main Street, The Mall, Bridge Street, Strand Street, turning at the Quay and returning to the Old Hospital via Green Street and Goat Street.