Following the decision of the Government of Spain and the Generalitat Valenciana to postpone the 2020 Fallas celebrations due to ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Valencia Irish Cultural Association has decided to postpone the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade 2020.
We hope to be in a position to have a cultural festival in Tinglado 2 later in the year.
We organised a fundraising pub quiz in St. Patrick’s Pub last Saturday, February 29th. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the night. We had a good mix of questions and everyone enjoyed themselves.
A special thanks to Jasmine Redmond from Jameson and St. Patrick’s Pub for sponsoring the prizes.
With the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade less than a month away, we are hoping for a bigger and better event this year. The event will once again take place in Tinglado 2 in the Port area of the city on Tuesday, March 17th from 1130 to 1430. Over 500 people attended the event last year, and we are hoping for an even bigger crowd this year. This is a family friendly event with plenty of activities for both children and adults.
Although the event is being part-funded by the Ayuntamiento de Valencia, the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid and Tourism Ireland, we are relying on the generosity of the public to ensure that we can organise a great event for all friends of Ireland in Valencia.
With that in mind, we have set up a fundraising “GoFundMe” page. Please help us to ensure the success of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade by giving as generously as you can. Thanks!
Thanks to the support of a variety of Irish food and drink companies, we were able to offer a great selection of treats to the more than 500 people who came to the Valencia Irish Cultural Association’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Festival.
Thanks to Ray and Ros Coyle from Tayto Park for an extremely generous donation – Tayto crisps are always a hit with Irish people, but plenty of locals also enjoyed them! Tayto goodie packs were also included in our raffle prizes.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Tinglado 2, Valencia, was a great success. Over 500 people attended the event, which showcased the best of Irish music, dancing, food and drink. There was also a dedicated kids area with a bouncing castle, face-painting and arts and crafts.
The event started at 1130 with VICA musicians and friends providing entertainment on the main stage until 1400. The céilí dancing was led by Cynthia from Mediterrània Escola de Dansa Irlandesa with everyone having great fun.
With 4 four days to go to St. Patrick’s Day, we are stepping up our preparations for the 2019 Valencia St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The Embassy of Ireland and Tourism Ireland have generously provided funding for this event, support which is greatly appreciated.
Síle Maguire, Ambassador of Ireland to Spain, released the following statement:
“Valencia es una ciudad con gran tradición de acoger a visitantes de la región mediterránea, y de todas partes del mundo. Su calurosa bienvenida es bien conocida por todos. Como Embajadora de Irlanda, estoy encantada de que nuestra Fiesta Nacional se celebre este año en Valencia con un Desfile y Festival de San Patricio.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be led by Tomás Trenor Puig – the fourth Marquis del Turia. Tomás’s great-great-great-grandfather was Thomas Trenor Keating (1798-1858) who emigrated to Spain from Limerick, Ireland, and settled down in Valencia in the 1820s. Thomas Trenor Keating’s grandson was Tomás Trénor Palavicino, who was granted the title of Marquis del Turia by King Alfonso XIII for the promotion and execution of the Regional Exhibition held in Valencia in 1909.
The wait is almost over – St. Patrick’s Day is getting closer by the minute!
The 2019 event will take place at Tinglado 2 in the Port area of Valencia. It will start at 1130 on March 17th and will continue until 1430. Tinglado 2 is an iconic landmark of the city and will provide a spectacular setting for Valencia’s biggest ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will take place at Tinglado 2 in the Port area of Valencia. With support from the Ajuntament de Valencia, the Embassy of Ireland and Tourism Ireland, the 2019 event will build on the success of our first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 2018. Read more