Follow us on social ➜Fb.X.Insta.YT.

St. Patrick’s Day 2024 Parade celebrates Bray’s vibrant culture and community spirit

The streets of Bray came alive with colour, music, and celebration as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade swept through the town, showcasing the best of Bray’s vibrant culture and strong community spirit.

Led by the esteemed Desi O’Toole, Bray’s ‘Person of the Year’ and this year’s Parade Grand Marshal, the parade featured an impressive 1,500 participants, delighting spectators who lined the route.

The spring sunshine provided a much-needed respite from the rain that we’ve been experiencing lately, and thousands of residents and visitors took advantage of it to join in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

From traditional Irish dancers to visiting performers, the parade showcased the town’s rich diversity and inclusive spirit, further strengthening the bonds within the community.


Chairperson of the St. Patrick’s Festival Bray, Mick Glynn, said “The St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade hold significant importance in highlighting the town’s vibrant culture and strong sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a welcome boost to the local economy, attracting visitors from near and far to experience the unique charm of Bray.”

This year, organisers have introduced a fresh initiative, inviting the public to cast their votes for their favourite Bray Parade participant. VOTE NOW here! The closing date for voting is 6 pm on Monday, March 18th, 2024.

The festivities continue throughout the bank holiday weekend, offering a plethora of activities for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. From live music performances to a vintage car showcase, historical talk, and a mesmerising fire show, there’s something for everyone to revel in. You can read more about the festival events, download a handy pocket guide and map, access the treasure hunt questionnaire and watch the learn-how-to Irish dance workshop by visiting

‘From the generous sponsors to the hardworking committee members, the dedicated volunteers, our service providers, the enthusiastic participants, emergency services and festival-goers, you all played a critical role in making this festival a tremendous success. Thank you,’ concluded Mick.

St. Patrick’s Day Bray Parade 2024 Photo Gallery


Parade participating groups

  1. 11th Wicklow Kilmacanogue Beavers
  2. 12th Wicklow Scout Group
  3. 5th Wicklow (Bray) Sea Scouts
  4. Ardmore Rovers Football Club
  5. Artastic
  6. Bray Emmets GAA Club
  7. Bray Fire Service
  8. Bray For Love
  9. Bray Hockey Club
  10. Bray Junior Musicals
  11. Bray Lions Club
  12. Bray Rowing Club
  13. Bray School Of Dance
  14. Bray Vintage Car Club
  15. Crumlin Marching Band
  16. Dargle Area Residents Association (DARA)
  17. East Coast FM
  18. Enniskerry Youth Club AFC
  19. Irish Girl Guides
  20. Lakers
  21. Masters Temple Martial Arts
  22. McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing
  23. Red the Dog with Julie-Rose McCormick Puppeteer
  24. Scoil Rince Fáinne Irish Dancing School
  25. Shankill GAA
  26. Shauna McGauran School of Irish Dance
  27. Signal Arts Centre
  28. Southside Chinese Residents Association
  29. Square One Theatre Group
  30. Studio X Dance Group
  31. The Boomerang Band (UK)
  32. Vocational School Virovitica
  33. Wicklow Civil Defence
  34. Wicklow Coast Guard Unit