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Parade theme to recognise five decades

The Sligo St Patrick's Day Festival Committee is inviting former committee members from the 70s, 80s and 90s to a reception hosted by the Mayor of the Borough District of Sligo at City Hall on February 11th at 11am.

The event will mark the 50th year of the parade.

Anyone who was a member of the committee is asked to contact for further details.

Meanwhile, St Patrick's Day Festival Committee is now accepting entries for this year's parade.

The theme this year is the 'Five Decades' - celebrating 50 years of the Sligo St Patrick's Day Parade with all entrants being asked to pick a decade as their special feature for this year's parade.

To register an entry visit the new website at and fill out the Take Part form.

Alternatively, entries can be emailed to or drop in a printed copy to the BID office on Abbey St Sligo.

Last year's parade was livestreamed with Sligonians all around the world tuning in to see all the festivities in their hometown.

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