Entry Form


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Final date for submission of entry forms and payment will be 9th March 2019.

Parade will start at 12.00 noon sharp, Sunday 17th March 2019

Due to space restrictions, a maximum of 3 commercial units are allowable with
each entry.

For each commercial unit entered, the entry fee will be €70.00.
Full entry fee must accompany the entry form.

For community €20.00 fee should be submitted with Entry Form.

All cheques should be made payable to ‘St Patrick's Day Parade Committee'

and posted to:

Ms Jayne O'Brien
St Patrick's Day Parade Committee
149 Brookville
Co Louth

The Contact Person named for the Entry should be present at the Parade on Saint
Patrick's Day and available to discuss any issues that may arise relating to their
entry, with the Parade Organisers.

All Floats and Entries must be at the Assembly/Starting Point at O'Raghallaigh's
Football Club area, North Road, Drogheda, Co Louth, by 10.30am. Should there
be any change to the Assembly/Starting Point, the Parade Organisers will direct
your entry accordingly.

Commercial vehicles may not enter the parade unless the fee is FULLY PAID.
Payment cannot be accepted on Saint Patrick's Day.

All entrants participate at their own risk and must be in possession of a current,
valid motor insurance certificate, which must be displayed on the day of the

It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the roadworthiness of all vehicles

To ensure the health and safety of the general public and all participants,
literature and/or gifts may not be handed out along the parade route and the
directions of the Parade Organisers/Personnel must be followed at all times.

The Parade MAY NOT be used for political demonstrations.

Please respect the Private Car Park areas at the start of the Parade and avoid Littering. Thank you.

All further correspondence should be forwarded to Jayne O'Brien, Secretary,
Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, at the address listed above or
Tel. 087 756 1518, Email: jayneobrien@gmail.com.





The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Sunday March 17th 2019 commencing at the North Road and finishing at the North Quay. It is planned that the parade will commence at 12.00 pm and take one and a half hours approximately.

Safety Policy Statement

It is the policy of the St. Patrick's Day Parade ( Drogheda ) Committee to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure a safe and healthy parade for both participants and members of the public. All reasonable measure will be taken to minimise risks to all those involved in the parade. All members of the Committee and Volunteers are expected to comply with policies and procedures as described in the Safety Statement.

We have liaised with both An Garda Siochana and Drogheda Borough Council regarding Health and Safety matters to ensure the safety of all those involved in the parade. Members of the Parade Committee along with An Garda Siochana and Drogheda Borough Council have walked the route to ensure its suitability and to minimise all potential risks.

Event Co-ordination

Anthony Lynch (Ph: 086 8445018) has been appointed as Event Safety Manager for the Parade.


The St. Patrick's Day Parade will provide competent stewards, in conjunction with Atlantic Beverages, to ensure the safety of both participants and the public. Stewarding is also being provided on the North Quay by the Wheelchair Association, whom run a Duck Derby after the parade commences.

It is anticipated that there will be thirty five stewards in total at various locations, which are detailed in the map enclosed. The event will be co-ordinated by Anthony Lynch (Event Co-ordinator).

Stewards are on hand at the finishing point at the North Quay to ensure that the parade disperses in an orderly and safe manner.


  1. Float participants are not permitted to throw any items from floats.
  2. All Vehicles should have the relevant licensing for use on a public road.
  3. All Drivers should hold a valid driving licence.
  4. All motorised float must have a fully serviced fire extinguisher available.
  5. The ultimate responsibility for safety lies with each Parade Entrant. Entries must comply with all of the regulations and must comply with any relevant legislation, safety codes, manufacturer's recommendations
  6. All Participants must comply with any instruction from the Gardai or Stewards. Participants who fail will not be permitted to participate in future parades.

Crowd Control

Effective crowd control is essential for the safety of all participants and members of the public. The primary objective of crowd control is to ensure the smooth passage of parade vehicles and participants by the avoidance of obstructions or interruptions to the flow of the parade. The Gardai are ultimately responsible for Parade crowd control. All participants must comply with any instruction given by the Gardai and Stewards.

To ensure effective crowd control for the parade the following measures are in place:

  • Following consultation with the Gardai, barriers will be placed in identified areas.
  • The parking of vehicles is not permitted along the parade route.
  • Gardai will monitor the parade route via their comprehensive CCTV system.
  • Stewards will be strategically placed to ensure that members of the public do not enter the parade route.

Emergency Procedure

Responsibility for coordinating an Emergency Response lies with Brendan Cadden from the Gardai.

First Aid/Ambulance Service

Ambulance and first aid services will be kindly provided by St. John's Ambulance Service during the parade. Mountain bikes will be utilised by staff at each First Aid Station, to quickly reach any member of the public requiring treatment.

First Aid will be provided at the following locations:

  • West Street/Laurence's Street junction
  • Fair Street
  • Patrick Street
  • Shop Street

Ambulances will be provided at the following locations:

  • Laurence's Street
  • North Quay
  • Duke Street


The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee have Public Liability Insurance in place for the event.

List of Contact Details

Parade Event Safety Manager
Anthony Lynch Ph: 086 8445018

Committee Members
Jayne O'Brien Ph: 087 7561518
Isobel Sanroma Ph: 087 1301398

An Garda Siochana
Donal McGivern Ph: 041 9874200

Drogheda Borough Council
Benny McDonagh (Overseer) Ph: 1890 202303
Low Call Number Ph: 1890 202303

Ambulance Service Ph: 046 9066749

Fire Station Ph: 041 9832222

Irish Coastguard Ph: 112 or 999


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