With less than a month to go, the committee of Cashel St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming to the final stages of its preparations for this year.
While the day is a long standing tradition in the social calendar, it also marks the march towards Summer and away from Winter blues.
With the significant loss of Cashel Town Council, St. Patrick’s Day Committee wish March 17 to be particularly clamorous and glamorous. The organisation is asking all community groups, sports clubs, historical and artistic societies and commercial entrants to the parade to make a special effort for this year and make the day one that will be remembered positively. In order to help the organisers, all entrants are requested to return their parade entry forms as soon as possible to secretary, Niall Gregory. Any group or organisation wishing to participate, but have not yet received an entry form should contact Niall (0864096899 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
A key ingredient to Cashel’s St. Patrick’s Day is that everyone has a happy, safe and fun-filled day. With customary attendance of about 3,500 people to his family event and some road closures along the parade route, principally on Main Street, Ladyswell Street, Lower Friar Street, John Street and Boherclogh Street, there will be some minor traffic delays. Parade participants and attendees are asked to assist the organisers by following the advice and assistance of stewards. The Order of Malta will be stationed beside Supervalu on Main Street, with John Street being their exit route. The parade starts at 2.30pm and participants should go their Marshall Areas at 1pm. All vehicle and float entrants gathering at the Marshall Area on Dublin Road must assist the stewards by using the lay-bys and not block the road from any Fire Service callouts. Effected Bus Eireann Services will have a temporary bus stop on the Green beside the Hospital Entrance (An Slí stone sculpture).