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St Patrick’s Day Parade
10 March, 12:30-13:30 (registration 11:30)
Gathering place: inside the castle grounds from the front entrance (by the Otemae carpark)
Route: Matsue Castle Otemae Entrance Stairs → Shimane Civic Center (Shimane Kenmin Kaikan) → Minami Tonomachi → Kyomise Karakoro Sqaure (closing ceremony)
free to all participants
The dress code is GREEN! Wear the symbol colour of Ireland as much as you can to green-up the parade. You can apply solo or as a group so please get involved! There will be a parade participant-exclusive raffle at the closing ceremony with wonderful prizes to be won!
PR Parade (Horikawa Sightseeing Boats)
On the day of the parade there will be a pre-parade around the castle moat between 11:00 and 11:50 departing from and arriving at the Otemae carpark pier.
Other Irish Events
Irish Music Garden
Café & bar, music, dancing, pop-up shops, there’s a lot of Ireland to enjoy at this space!
10 March, 10:30-17:00
Garden Terrace, Karakoro Art Studio
Main dish: Matsue-style Irish stew
Sponsor: Matsue YEG Irish-Fes Project Team
Green Marché and Matsue Specialty Market
10 March, 10:30-15:00
Garden Terrace, Karakoro Art Studio and Ousuido carpark
Celtic Live “green green green”
10 March, 18:00
Matsue B1 Live & Studio, Teramachi
Tickets: ¥2,800 (¥3,300 door price)
Booking: Ticket Pia (P-code 142-327)
Featuring: Harmonica Creams / Kanshadelic
Contact: Noda firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Pub, the Shamrock
The Irish pub is coming back with new Irish scenery!!
9 March, 17:00-22:00
Underground Vault, Karakoro Art Studio
Sponsor: RC Group, Matsue Junior Chamber of Commerce
Selling many exclusive products!
15 Feb-17 March, 10:00-17:30 (closed Thursdays)
1st Floor (Handmade goods), Karakoro Art Studio
Herun-san’s (Lafcadio Hearn’s) hometown, Ireland, children’s exhibition
Displaying the results of research on Ireland by Uchinakabara elementary school students
1-17 March, 9:30-18:30
Underground side-vault, Karakoro Art Studio
Karakoro Art Studio’s Green Light Up
15 Feb-17 March, 18:00-24:00
Karakoro Art Studio
St Patrick’s Parade participants
application deadline: Thurs 28 February
application deadline: Fri 22 February
- Group Name
- Leader’s name
- Leader’s telephone number
- Leader’s address
- Please list the name and age (or school year) of all participants in your group (for insurance purposes)
Note: if you take part in the parade, your photo may be taken and used as PR for future events, etc. In addition, in the event of the parade being cancelled due to severe weather, we may need to contact you up to on the day of the parade so please provide a telephone number which can be reached during the day.
Irish Festival in Matsue organising committee,
Matsue International Community Centre
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