St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Navan hoping to have parade again in 2024 so sadly no parade this year


Navan Floating Parade

Navan Floating Parade races down the River Boyne at 13.00 on St. Patrick’s Day it always draws a flood of entries so get preparing your vessels today!

Bring Your Family to See St. Patrick Arrive up The Boyne | Meath River Rescue Tiochfaidh Naomh Pádraig aníos na Bóinne ar bhád.

Leaving Old Kilcarn Bridge at 1pm Arriving 1.30pm in the Andy Brennen Park

The Race has not been confirmed with this year, but St. Patrick Arrive up The Boyne starting at 1.00pm

The rules are quite simple and water tight.

Entering teams must consist of people over 16yrs.

The water vehicle cannot be mechanically propelled and the majority of the raft must touch the water at all times.

Each person MUST HAVE a buoyancy-aid and helmet (canoeing or bike will do).

It would be ideal if each person had a wetsuit (just in case!) but if not wear a tracksuit. Do not wear denim as it is heavy when wet and sticks to you.

You should wear old runners as the river banks may be wet and slippy.

The M.P.F. race will begin and end on a green field site ( Kilcarn Bridge ) so entrants must also master the art of launching and taking their vehicle from the river at fast speed.

The race will be monitored at all times by the Meath River Rescue Divers and their decision is final.

Participants must sign a disclaimer form prior to the launch of their raft.

The race will take place at 13.00 on St. Patrick’s Day starting at Kilcarn Bridge.

Navan Shamrock Festival and Meath River Rescue do not accept responsibilty for any loss, damage or injury that may happen as a result of taking part in this rafting event. Enter at your own risk.
Familyfun Tip … Get there early and wear old runners as the river banks may be wet and slippy.


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