FOLLOWING on from the success of last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade, Nenagh is all set again this year to celebrate the national feast day in style with a colourful display of floats, events and family fun.
This year’s St Patrick’s Day committee has been congratulated by Mayor Seamus Morris for their endeavours in bringing the St Patrick’s Day events to fruition.
“Nenagh Town Council have concentrated our efforts on getting people to Nenagh for the day instead of sending people to far off parades.
“As Mayor I have decided to bring America to Nenagh instead of going to America myself and have succeeded in bringing a party of 77 people from STA Rugby from Kansas to the town for three days, culminating in a rugby game against Nenagh Ormond U19s on Friday, March 18, at 7pm. They will also take part in the parade,” he said.
This year’s parade is promising to be better than last year’s, with plenty of activities lined up for after the parade. One of the novelty events lined up is the IRFU and RBS drop goal challenge which will see aspiring Ronan O’Gara’s attempt to catch a rugby ball and drop kick it through two inflatable goalposts. Competitors who manage to drop kick between the posts will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Ireland home games.
The parade, which starts at 2pm at Summerhill, will make its way down Pearse Street before finishing at the railway station end of Kenyon Street.
“It will have all the usual attractions, from marching bands and colourful floats to vintage machinery. There will also be face-painting and balloon shaping artists at Quentin’s Way,” he said.
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