Scene is set for a great St. Patrick's Day in Clonmel

Main Guard, Clonmel

A full programme of events is lined up for St. Patrick's Day in Clonmel

The starting area for Clonmel's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which commences at 3pm, is Irishtown and it will parade through the town to finish in Parnell Street, outside the Town Hall. 

Brendan Nyhan, president of Clonmel Rotary Club (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) will be the grand marshal.

The Clonmel Bianconi Twinning Committee are again organising the Morning Parade from the Town Hall at 11.30am to St. Mary’s Church for 12 noon Mass, which will be celebrated in Irish. 

This parade will be led by Banna Chluain Meala and will include councillors, representatives of the town’s clubs and organisations and visitors from three of Clonmel’s twin towns – Esyines, Costa Masnaga and Reading. 

The day will commence with the traditional flag-raising ceremony at St. Patrick’s Well at 8.30am.

This event is attended by the Clonmel Borough area councillors and dignitaries from the visiting twinned towns. 

With cold but dry weather forecast for the Clonmel area on Saturday, everyone is looking forward to celebrating the national holiday in style.