St Patrick’s Festival in Omagh

St Patrick’s Day Festival

The 3 week St Patrick’s Festival is nearly over and includes everything from town centre entertainment, tourst of Omagh,Irish story telling, celebrations of Irish film, poster exhibition ‘Landmarks of Ireland’ etc.    On Monday 18 March 2013, the parade and concert was followed by an exciting fleadh like atmosphere throughout Omagh.  The St Patrick’s Day Festival featured an outdoor concert from 1pm – 2pm where a 10 piece band and highland dancers (the best musicians from the West) performed outside the courthouse, accompanied by highland dancert to get the thousands of people geared up for the parade.  The parade weaved through the town from 2pm – 3pm including bands and musicians from near and far, highlighting local community groups and businesses putting on a bright and colourful display for all the family.  St Patrick’s Art and Carft Fair was hosted by Strule Arts Centre from 12noon – 5pm.  The Arts and Crafts Fair displayed a variety of authentic irish items incuding ceramics, jewellery, knitwear, tapestry and much more!  The fleadh like atmosphere continued from 3pm – 4pm through the town centre from High Street and down through Market Street. 

The festival isn’t over yet!

Saturday 23rd March 2013;                                                                                                                                                                              

The Corncrakes and the Whistlin Donkeys concert in Strule Arts Centre, starting at 8pm

For more information on the St Patrick’s Day festival, please contact Terena Conlan, Omagh District Council, Strule Arts Centre, 028 8224 7831 or email terena.conlan@omagh.gov.uk

 

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