It has been announced today (Friday, January 20) that the St. Patrick's Day parade will return to Enniskillen as part of Project St. Patrick (PSP) after a three-year absence. 

A spokesperson for PSP confirmed the news and said: "Fermanagh's St Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Day returns to Enniskillen on Friday, March 17! The streets of our county town will be transformed once again with colour, music, and dancing as we celebrate this year's theme:'BACK TO THE FUTURE'. 

Events will include a free family fun day with live entertainment acts on the Broadmeadow, Enniskillen from 1.30 pm on.

Encouraging others to get involved, the spokesperson for PSP said: "We’ve some great new additions to our traditional parade and hope that any community organisations, clubs, schools and businesses still come forward to take part and showcase themselves to residents and visitors alike. You can get involved by emailing or getting in touch via social media."

In addition due to the event taking place over a bank holiday weekend, the PSP team hope to encourage Fermanagh natives abroad to return to their County town for celebrations. A spokesperson for PSP said: "As this year falls on a bank holiday weekend, we are promoting a homecoming angle to the festivities so encourage everyone to invite their friends and family to consider making the trip to Ireland’s only island town for our unique land and water-based St Patrick’s Day.

"Tourism providers are invited to use GREEN17 on their booking systems to offer special discounts and hopefully we can make this the biggest and best comeback ever."

PSP is supported by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Enniskillen BID and local businesses.

Project St Patrick (PSP) is volunteer- led. For updates see the Project St. Patrick Facebook page.