To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

St Piran's Day ~ Bodmin

St Pirans Day

Click to enlarge images below:

Type: Festival

Where Trelawny will be sung after the loudest “Oggy Oggy Oggy” chants in Cornwall and some short speeches.

Once again some 400 children from all of Bodmin's schools and the surrounding parishes, which includes: Blisland, Cardinham, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Nanstallon and Luxulyan join together for the most important part of the day's celebrations. In addition to taking part in the parade, chanting, dancing and singing, they will be performing in St Petroc’s Church after the march.

Bodmin Lion Kevin Marshall who chairs the committee which has been organising Bodmin's 2018 St Pirantide Celebrations said: “Bodmin will be the only place to be. What makes Bodmin so special is that our day is about the children who are a fundamental and important part of this town and Great County’s future. Their enthusiasm is infectious bringing Cornwall's traditions alive in a unique way not seen anywhere else. The Bodmin Joint St. Piran Committee is delighted to see the event grow year-on-year and include children from neighbouring parishes, united under the umbrella of being Cornish and celebrating our Cornish Patron Saint.

As in previous years Bodmin is expecting to welcome Cornishmen and women from all around the country to take part.

Do come and join us on the day you will be more than welcome.


10:45 am Assemble Lower Bore Street, Bodmin outside the old Library; 11.00 am March down Lower Bore St, Fore Street to Mount Folly stopping at the Flamank Stone – accompanied by Cornish Piper and Grand Bard Mervyn Davey

Mount Folly Speakers Introduced by Bodmin Town Crier, Terry Williams: The Mayor of Bodmin Sara Kinsman  Scott Mann, MP;

Children’s Dance arranged by Alison Davey

11:30 to 11. 40 am Children progress via Priory Park to St Petroc’s Church where they will perform Cornish plays and songs.

12:45 am Lunch for children in St. Petroc’s Church

CONTACT: Kevin Marshall 01208 73001 or e-mail

All are welcome 

Contact Details

PL31 2DQ

Tel: +44 01208 73001

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Event

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Road Closure in places

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Road Directions

Please contact the Information Centre (01208 76616) for directions on how to access Bodmin during it's road improvements scheme.

Public Transport Directions

Bus From Padstow / Wadebridge 11a bus, From St Austell 27 bus Train Or take the mainline train to Bodmin Parkway and then take the 11a bus into Bodmin town centre.