The sterling work of Tidy Towns volunteers is to be honoured at this year's St Patrick's Day parade in Tullamore. The official theme of the parade is " Tidy Towns-Our Community Effort - Is Feidir Linn Le Cheile"
"The St. Patrick's Day Parade is a community parade and we feel that it is a great opportunity to promote the wonderful work undertaken in the community by the Tullamore Tidy Towns Committee,'
said Parade Secretary/ PRO Sean O'Bren.
“ Tullamore can be a winner of the National Tidy Towns title but it needs the effort of the whole community in Tullamore to achieve this. We borrowed some words from Barach Obama when he said in his speech in Dublin "Is Feidir Linn" , translated as "We can do it" and certainly we can do it together as a community.”
"This is a great opportunity for all groups in Tullamore, including sports, community groups, residents associations, businesses, schools and public bodies to enter the parade and include a reference to the Tidy Towns in their entry. This year is the 40th anniversary of the parade under the current committee and it is fitting that the theme is one that the whole community can unite behind,"
continued Sean O' Brien
Official letters will be sent to all organisations and businesses over the coming week and organisers are asking everybody to start planning their entry as soon as possible as this year's parade will be a special one.
The parade takes place on Friday 17 March, starting at 11.30 a.m.
The assembly point is the car park of the Bridge Centre and the route will be High St., Bridge St., Colmcille St., over the Kilbeggan Bridge onto Arden Road and finish at the GAA Centre.
The Review Stand will be located at the junction with Harbour St. and Colmcille St.
Contact numbers for the committee are ; Sean O' Brien 086 3892854; Johnny O' Connor 087 2602487; Martin O' Connor 083 1017012 and Frankie O' Reilly 087 2287550