February 28th, 2022
Glencar Construction is delighted to announce that it is the headline sponsor for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Sunday 13th March in London, matching the funding provided by the Mayor of London.
The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival is one of celebration and bringing the community back together, and Londoners and visitors can look forward to an exciting programme of events happening across the city on March 12th and 13th to mark the festival’s return. Events including busking on the Underground, the iconic parade and vibrant celebrations in Trafalgar Square were postponed for the past two years due to the pandemic but will return to the capital this year.
On Sunday 13th March, London will see the return of the spectacular annual parade of Irish marching bands, dancers and pageantry, which will start at 12pm and wind its way from Green Park to Trafalgar Square. This year, to pay tribute to the Irish Londoners who have supported the city throughout the pandemic, 11 key workers will be honoured as Grand Marshals of the famous parade.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the return of the St Patrick’s Day parade this year” commented Glencar CEO, Eddie McGillycuddy. “This is a wonderful community event and as we emerge from the pandemic, it feels more important than ever to be able to gather together to celebrate our links to the Irish community and our rich culture, arts and heritage.”
Also on Sunday, from 12pm to 6pm, Trafalgar Square will play host to a world-class line up of Irish talent with family-friendly concerts, storytelling, children’s films and youth performances, as well community choirs, schools, dance troupes and more.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am delighted that London’s St Patrick’s Day festival will return to our streets this March, and it is fitting this year’s theme is one of celebration and bringing the community back together. London has the largest Irish population in the UK and St Patrick’s Day provides a wonderful opportunity to honour the spirit of our Irish community and celebrate the enduring strength of relationship between our two countries. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!”