St Patricks Day Parade

March 6, 2013

Press Release 05/03/2013

Claremorris promises to host the most colourful and spectacular St Patrick’s Day Parade ever, thanks to our main sponsor St Colman’s Credit Union.

Claremorris St Patrick’s Parade will be officially opened by Jimmy Flynn, President of the Chamber of Commerce at 2pm.

The theme of this year’s parade is “The Gathering” .

The pre-parade street entertainment will start at 1pm and will be performed by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann , the MaSamba Samba Band from Dublin and the Tall Bicycles who will provide exciting entertainment for all ages.

We will also have the ever popular French Markets on the day.  Children’s entertainment will include bouncy castles and slides.

We have a large number of floats participating in this years parade and there is €350 in prize money funds up for grabs…  1st prize is €200, 2nd prize is €100 and 3rd prize is €50 and also Gno Mhaigheo are offering €250 for the best bilingual float.
There is also a Trophy for the Best Window Display for St Patrick’s Day.

Included in the music entertainment is a large marching band, Balla Pipe Band, 39 piece Ramelton Town Band from Donegal.  They are current All-Ireland Fleadh Champions and former All-Ireland 4 Province Champions.  We are delighted to announce the “Duggan School of Dancers” are participating  on the day.  We also have a number of dancers from MaSamba School Band performing “The Legendary Kings of the Congo”, which will be performed here in Claremorris for the first time ever.

Post parade entertainment will be provided by the unforgetable Michael Burke, DJ

The St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Chairman, Cllr. Tom Connolly
would like to express a very special thanks to the main sponsors of this years
parade, St Colman’s Credit Union.  Also thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to the Claremorris Churchgate Collection:  a special word of thanks to The Transition Year Students at St Colemans College.

Finally thanks to all the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee members and Clár I.R.D. for their work on this years parade.

This years parade will be attracting a large number of floats and to enter your float call to Clár I.R.D., Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Tel:  094 93 71830 for an entrys.

We have invited RTE to feature the parade this year. Claremorris Community Radio will be doing a Webcast, with 3 cameras, situated in the Square, Claremorris with live coverage and commentary of the parade.

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