Carrick-on-Suir will showcase its rich sporting, cultural and social life at its annual St Patrick’s Day Parade next Monday afternoon.
Hundreds of children and adults involved in a wide range of sports and youth club, music, drama and dance groups, bands, community organisations and schools will march in the pagaent that starts at 2.30pm from the car park next to the Library.
The parade will be led by St Patrick and Carrick-on-Suir Brass Band. The Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band and the Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival float will be among the other entries providing musical entertainment to the crowds lining the route.
Cllr David Dunne of Carrick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, said entries will be accepted right up to the start of the pagaent and requested all groups taking part to assemble at the library car park at 2pm.
He invited clubs, community groups and schools from communities close to Carrick-on-Suir to join the parade.
A new perpetual trophy will be awarded after the parade to the entry that best expresses the pagaent’s joint themes of fun and colour.
Cllr Dunne appealed to the people of the town and its hinterland to turn out in force to watch the spectacle.
And he re-issued the Committee’s call for more volunteers to act as stewards along the pageant route that includes New Street, Main Street, Sean Kelly Square Kickham Street, the N24 and finish at the Library Car Park.
The Mayor of Carrick and Town Council members will view the parade from the steps of the Town Hall on New Street.
Local road diversions will be in place in the town from 1.30pm until after the parade finishes.