Due to work taking place around St George’s Square, this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebration in Huddersfield is on the move again.

The event will be held at Huddersfield Open Market in Brook Street on Sunday March 10. The celebration will include a bar, food vendors, sweet stall, ice cream van and face painting. In addition, a display of ‘come and have a go’ Gaelic football, with the Brothers Pearse GAA, is also planned.

The itinerary on the day is as follows:

11am – Mass at St Patrick’s Church (with Irish Dancers and Brother’s Pearse GAA Youth Section)

12noon – Parade Celebration starts at Huddersfield Open Market with MC DJ Chris hosting

12noon – 1pm: Traditional Irish Music Session (with Aidan Kilroy and Friends)

12.30 – 12.45pm: Huddersfield Irish Set Dancers

1pm – Parade Welcome

  • Welcome – (Justin Roche – parade secretary)
  • Parade Blessing (Father Martin Kelly – Holy Reedemer parish priest)
  • Chair Tony Lambe announces start of the parade

The parade will then take place along Byram Street and Brook Street

1.35pm Speeches

  • The Mayor of Kirklees – Clr Cahal Burke
  • Irish Embassy Vice Consul General – Carina O’Brien

1.45 – 2.15pm Francis Cassidy School of Irish Dancers

2.15 – 2.45pm – Reach Perfroming Arts – ‘Windrush’ Carnival Performance 

2pm – 2.30pm – Brothers Pearse Youth Section Gaelic football display 

2:45 – 3.15pm – Across the Moone – modern Irish Duo

3.15 to 4pm – The Lash – Irish Rock Band

5pm Event closes.

There will be a DJ playing Irish and chart tunes at the Irish Centre.