The town of Carrickmacross expects a large attendance at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Thursday, 17th March at 3pm.
The day kicks off at 11.15am with the raising of the flag at the Courthouse, Carrickmacross which will be accompanied by music from the Stedfast Shoes Brass Band – all are welcome to attend. Carrickmacross Comhaltas Branch are performing live traditional music from the reviewing stand on Main Street at 2.15pm which is sure to warm up the crowd!
The Parade will take its usual route, commencing at the junction of the Donaghmoyne and Dundalk Roads, up through Farney Street, down Main Street and finishing at the bottom of the town at the Courthouse. Parade participants are asked to assemble on the Dundalk Road from 2:30pm.
The Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the best Parade’s around with many colourful floats and fantastic marching bands. There are prizes awarded to the winners and runners-up of the “Best Float” and the “Best Band” on the day, and this year it could be you!
Plenty of entertainment on the day for the whole family including Hudson’s Funfair which will be in the Drummond Etra Carpark. We also have stalls selling a variety of treats such as crepes, sweets, snacks and hot/cold drinks as well as a “Hook a Duck” stall.
We are still taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. who wish to take part in this year’s fun, so if you’re interested don’t delay in getting your name in!! If you wish to take part, please contact the Carrickmacross – Castleblayney Municipal District on 042 9661236 or alternatively email us on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.