Last Thursday night was a busy one for Cashel with two events running at the same time - the panto in Halla Na Feile and one of the Halla’s sub committees, organisers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade, were holding a table quiz in the Brian Boru.
The quiz raised around €E300 for the parade and John O’Byrne the Chair of the 2012 event thanked everyone for attending and the Brian Boru for providing the food and facilities for free.
“To put this in context, every penny we bring in goes towards running the parade and we spend as much of the money as we can in Cashel. A night like tonight will pay a good deal towards insurance, but it wont pay all of it.”
The next priority is to invite all of last year’s participants back for another year and this week a number of invitations are being sent out to community, sporting and commercial groups.
“We know that there are always a number of last minute entries, bit it really does help us get the best insurance deal if we have a firm idea of who will be in the parade well in advance of the day,” said Parade Secretary Sean Laffey. He added that if you’d like to take part you can call or text him with your name and contact number to 0879821916.“