Watch LIVE: Galway Roads Closure List as St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kickstarts Traffic Chaos 2024

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Galway, Ireland, is set to be an extraordinary celebration of Irish culture.

The highlight of this three-day event is the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which promises to be the largest spectacle the city has ever seen.

Here’s everything you need to know about the parade, road closures, and the vibrant festivities:

Parade Details

  • Date: March 17, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Route: The parade will wind through Galway City Center for over an hour, showcasing the creativity of local artists and community groups.
  • Theme: This year’s theme is “Olympics 2024”, and up to 3,000 participants will take part in this colorful procession.

Road Closures

To facilitate the parade, several roads will be temporarily closed. If you’re navigating Galway on St. Patrick’s Day, be aware of the following closures:

  1. Steele’s Terrace/Newbridge Road: Closed from Kelly’s Corner roundabout to the Club Bridge.
  2. New Road: Closed from its junction with Tulla Road to Newbridge Road.
  3. Dr. Daly Road: Closed from its junction with Lifford Road and New Road.
  4. College Road: Access is restricted to local traffic only.
Galway Roads Closure List as St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kickstarts Traffic Chaos 2024

Festival Highlights

  • Family-Oriented Entertainment: The plaza on Eyre Square will host family-friendly activities, including a possible vintage carousel, amusements, and children’s entertainment.
  • Free Traditional Music Concerts: Enjoy traditional music concerts in a ‘stretch tent’ located in Eyre Square. Concerts kick off at 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, and 8 PM on March 16, 17, and 18, 2024.
    • Saturday, March 16: Folk ensemble The Curly OrganDead Letter Devils, and lyrical folk duo Colm Seoighe and hEasógaí.
    • Sunday, March 17: Performances by Yale University folk singers Tangled Up In Blue, Swiss carnival band Escheschränzer Eschenbach, and drumming trio Drumadore. The day’s highlights include trad-infused folk-rock outfit Kettle Boilers and award-winning Galway supergroup BackWest.
    • Monday, March 18: Music Generation youth music presents ‘Livefeed’, featuring young songwriters and bands from all over the county.

Watch the Parade Live

If you’re eager to catch the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Galway live, here are some streaming platforms where you can find related news channels:

  1. NewsON: Available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast, NewsON focuses on local news from around the United States. It offers more than 170 local stations from 113 American cities and towns, reaching 84 percent of the population. While ABC recently pulled its channels from the service, you can still enjoy a continuous feed of newscasts and clips.
  1. Newsy: Also available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast, Newsy creates its own content rather than acting as a middleman for existing network news channels.
    It covers world news, politics, science, health, entertainment, technology, business, and sports. Newsy provides short-form news videos, breaking down headlines into digestible chunks of two to three minutes. Plus, it aims for balanced and fair coverage, avoiding bias.
  1. Haystack TV: Accessible on Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, LG TVs, and Samsung TVs, Haystack TV curates news content based on your preferences. It offers a lean-back TV-watching experience, lining up short videos for you to watch. You’ll find a variety of news topics and locales on this platform.
  1. YouTube: While not exclusively a news platform, YouTube hosts various news channels and live streams. Search for specific news channels or look for live coverage of events like the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  1. Plex: Plex is a media server platform that allows you to organize and stream your own content. However, it also offers access to various news channels and live streams. Check if any channels are covering the parade.
  1. Sky News: Sky News provides live streaming of news events, including parades and festivals. You can find it on various platforms, including streaming devices and apps.
  1. Bloomberg: If you’re interested in financial news and global markets, Bloomberg offers live streaming on its website and app. While it’s not specifically focused on parades, it’s a reliable source for breaking news.
  1. Al Jazeera: Al Jazeera provides international news coverage and live streams. You can access it through their website or app.