In 2019 the society will turn 70, and the St Patrick's Day Parade will be held for the
15th time - plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout the year!
The society's activities and events are on the whole self-financed via membership fees and ticket prices...with one notable exception: the St Patrick's Day Parade. Held annually in March, it has grown and grown in recent years, and in both 2018 and 2019 it attracted over 2000 people. It really brings joy to a lot of people. We gather in a very central location in Stockholm city on a weekend and create quite the buzz. The event is seen by many more; our Facebook event reached over 10 000 people and over 3 000 responded to it.
In addition to the parade, we like to organise competitions and arrange for discounts throughout the year to create value for our members.
We currently partner with Wirströms, O'Connells, The Auld Dub and The Liffey pubs in Stockholm, and have previously had offers with Tolv Stockholm, event promotors and online shops among others.
Sponsors of this years parade in 2019 are O'Dwyers Goldsmith, Tourism Ireland, The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Sponsors of the 2018 parade were O'Dwyers Goldsmith, Kirby Engineering, Silverback Staffing and Tourism Ireland. In 2017, Guinness, O'Dwyers Goldsmith, Wirströms pub and Tourism Ireland were the main sponsors.
We'd like to also acknowledge that we receive the occasional grants from the Embassy of Ireland in Sweden and the Irish Government's Emigrant Support Program 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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