St Patrick’s Day will be the start of tourism season

The first fundraiser for this year’s Cashel St. Patrick’s Parade will take place this Thursday in the Brian Boru at 8pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

The first fundraiser for this year’s Cashel St. Patrick’s Parade will take place this Thursday in the Brian Boru at 8pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

There is a cash prize for the winning team and the committee hope to draw in a large number of tables. The fun night promises to be a curtain raiser for a month of intense activity, which will culminate in the town’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 17.

Parade Chairman John O’Byrne went on record at the last meeting of the committee when he said “The parade is the start of the tourism season in Cashel. It provides an excellent shop window for everything the town has to offer locals and visitors alike. From the community clubs and sporting groups, to all the businesses who take part each year , it’s a wonderful if often irreverent look at Cashel life.”

Of course if you have ever been a participant in the parade you have probably never really experienced what it is like to be in the audience on the day. So watch out for a half time montage of photographs from the past half dozen years of the event, which will show all sorts of things from pipers in tartan and bands in coats, horses dogs and hairy goats to frantic romantics pulling antics on floats.

For more information text or call the Parade Secretary Sean Laffey on 0879821916.