A number of Bands, Schools and many groups have already indicated that they will be lining out for the Tullamore St. Patrick's Day Parade.
"We are delighted with the response from many groups who are getting their entries ready for the Parade. We also have three Bands confirmed and we are seeking more. Committee members have spoken to schools and there is also a great interest there. There is an excitement building up as most people are really looking forward to getting out there with their clubs, organisations and businesses and moving on from Covid"
states Cllr Sean O' Brien, Parade Secretary.
"The Parade takes place on Thursday 17 March commencing at 11.30 a.m. The Assembly point is the Car Park of the Bridge Centre and groups should be here by 11.00 a.m. at the latest. The route is High St., Bridge St., Colmcille St., over the Kilbeggan Bridge and onto Arden Rd. Assembly point for Businesses and large floats is Kilcruttin, opposite the Railway Station. All entrants are asked to fully co-operate with our Stewards, The Gardai and Civil Defence."
"The theme for this year is "Community Spirit" and groups are asked to reflect this in their entry. The Grand Marshall this year is Phil O' Reilly Sr. in recognition of his significant contribution to the sporting and business life of Tullamore and Offaly."
Businesses are welcome to enter the Parade and are asked to enter a float instead of a group of vehicles. Dancing groups are particularly welcome and they should contact the Committee as indicated in the contacts below.
Letters have been sent to organisations and businesses and more will be sent over the coming days.
For more information, please contact
Johnny O' Connor, 087 2602487; Sean O' Brien, 086 3892854; Martin O' Connor, 083 1017012.
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