St. Patricks Day Parade

Big round of applause to Limerick All-Ireland who is hosting its first autism spectrum disorder (ASD) friendly St Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th!

 

ASD Ireland have teamed up with festival organisers to ensure those with hypersensitivity can get the most out the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This year, Limerick is reflecting the chosen theme of the parade: Belonging and Identity.

It will include a mobile sensory room and a safe and a designated seating area for those with autism and their families will be set up at the O’Connell Monument, with wristband access to the areas available to request online.

 

Daniel Butler, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, said: “I’m delighted that we are seeing a return of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival to the streets of Limerick after a two-year break. The excitement is growing among participants, and it will be great for us to celebrate our national holiday and our culture in such a unique way.”.

Dr Pippa Little, arts officer with Limerick City and County Council, said: “We are delighted that our festival highlights, the parade, and band championship are truly inclusive for all.
“We are working with ASD Ireland to ensure that all members of the community can enjoy the events equally.” 

 

Anyone who wishes to attend and make use of the ASD friendly aspects of the parade, can request a wristband here: https://www.asdireland.ie/festival/