It’ll be Leprechauns-a-Go-Go on the Sunday streets of Sligo when the St. Patrick’s Day Parade joins with local volunteers in an attempt at the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Leprechauns World Record Attempt.

Currently, the title is held by the people of Bandon, Co Cork, when they managed to bring together 1,263 people dressed as the wee folk in 2012. This year Sligo plans to take a shot at the title during the Sligo St. Patrick's Day Parade 2019.

Local volunteers, led by Trish Kelly, thinks it’s time for a new World Champion Town of Leprechauns. They are now calling on everyone attending the parade this year to come dressed in a leprechaun costume and help support two worthy causes.

And they've already started gathering!

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What do I need to wear:

  • Green/black waistcoat
  • White shirt/t-shirt
  • Black trousers
  • Hat
  • Beard – optional!

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This gigantic green gathering is also helping to generate excitement around worthy local causes:

Paeds Buddy Beds 

Sligo University Hospital has a busy pediatric ward with 23 beds. This year, volunteers hope to raise funds to buy buddy beds for the wards. These are special chairs that convert to a very comfortable bed so that parents or guardians staying overnight can have a more restful night. Each bed costs €1,500 – a small donation on the day will do a lot of good to local families.

Friends of Aengus 

On the 16th of February 2014, Aengus Lyons was playing indoor soccer and slipped and hit his head.  Aengus was left a quadriplegic and has spent most of his time since 2014 in hospitals. Our aim is to raise much-needed funds to support Aengus' dream of returning home. Whatever funds are raised will go towards his ongoing care and towards supporting Aengus into the future. Check out Friends of Aengus across all social media platforms

Where will the Leprechaun count take place:

Immediately after the parade ends all Leprechauns can make their way over to the front of Andersons on Bridge Street where the official count and photographs will take place.

For those not in Sligo Town:

The parade will also be available for live stream via this link.

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Posted by Sligo St Patricks Day Parade on Thursday, 7 March 2019

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