Newbridge St Patrick's Day Parade to celebrate racing heritage of Curragh

Preparations underway for this year's event

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


 Newbridge St Patrick's Day Parade to celebrate racing heritage of Curragh

Some of the participants in last year's parade

The Newbridge St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 is on a Sunday this year and is expected to bring out a larger than ever attendance.

"The Parade Committee are busy as ever organising the event and have a very exciting theme this year. With the all new Curragh Racecourse opening in April this year our theme will be ‘Celebrating the Racing Heritage of the Curragh’. The Curragh Racecourse has come on board with us to support this theme," said committee PRO, Morgan McCabe.

"The overall development of the Curragh Racecourse will be a wonderful asset to our town and county."

Evan Arkwright, Racing Manager at the Curragh is delighted that the St Patricks Day Committee support this theme and stated: “The Curragh Racecourse will sponsor some excellent prizes for the best themed float or group on the day”.

Mick Deely the Chairman of the Committee said: “the St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee are delighted to help promote our wonderful new racing stadium and look forward to working with the Curragh”.

So now is the time to start thinking about and organising your racing themed float for March 17. If you wish to enter a float please contact Mick Deely at 087 9008366 or email

Mr McCabe said he hopes the entire racing community gets involved in this years event and makes this a great day out for everyone.