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As part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ for the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March 2013.

Seeking Irish Americans to march in St Patrick’s ‘people parade’ in Dublin

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As part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ for the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March 2013.

As part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ for the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March 2013. The People’s Parade is a once in a lifetime opportunity and applications are now open!

As a participant in The People’s Parade the person will march in procession through the streets of Dublin, passing many historic landmarks along the way including the GPO, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and City Hall.  They will soak up the vibrant atmosphere; feel the energy, wave to the audience along the 1.5 mile route and best of all once you have finished they  can marvel at the spectacular performance section of the parade that follows.

Read More St. Patrick’s Day stories here

Tourism Ireland are urging Irish Americans to “Build lifelong memories, display your Irish pride, celebrate all that is good about Ireland and being Irish (even if you are just an honorary Irish person for one day!) and savour your unique journey through the heart of Dublin City- the journey of a lifetime!”

Read More: Sober St. Patrick’s Day in New York a sellout success - VIDEO

St. Patrick’s Festival 2013 takes place from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th March.

The Aer Lingus Vacation Store is now offering marching passes as part of a six-night Dublin vacation package that includes round-trip airfare, six nights in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel and all taxes and fees.

The basic People's Parade vacation package cost is currently estimated at $1,208.61 based on two people leaving March 11-14, or $1,425.27 based on two people leaving March 15. Prices are subject to change based on airfare rates and availability.

Click here for more details on how you can take part in the People’s Parade.

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