St Patrick's Day Parade moves away from St George

March 07 2020
St Patrick's Day Parade moves away from St George

THE popular St Patrick's Day parade is moving from St George towards the city centre.

Previous parades have processed up Church Road from Russell Town Avenue in Lawrence Hill to St George's Park.

But for the first time the parade, now in its 21st year, will head through Old Market towards the city centre on Sunday March 15.

Featuring marching bands, colourful floats and walkers, the parade will set off from Trinity Community Centre at 1pm and finish up with a street party outside Seamus O'Donnell's Irish bar in St Nicholas Street, which will be closed to traffic for the event.

The parade is organised by the Bristol Irish Society, which was formed in Redfield 31 years ago and aims to provide information about all things Irish which happen in the city.

St Patrick's Day is on Tuesday, March 17.

Picture: A float representing St Patrick and the Pope in a previous St Patrick's Day parade.