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2024 Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2024 Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The town of Carrickmacross expects a large attendance at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Sunday, 17th March at 3pm.

St Patricks Day 2024

 

The day kicks off at 11:00am 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 viewing stage on Main Street at 2:30pm 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! Prizes have been kindly sponsored by ERA Tobin Estate Agents, AOK Driving School, Connolly Blinds and McVeigh’s Hardware.

 

There will be plenty of entertainment on the day for the whole family including Hudson’s Funfair which will be in the Drummond Etra Carpark. Look out for the stalls on Main Street selling hot and cold food, soft drinks and treats for all the family.

 

We have asked local businesses to dress their windows using the theme “Clean and Green – Keep green and keep our planet clean”. We look forward to seeing the results and thanks to Monaghan County Council Environment Section for their sponsorship. Entries will be displayed on www.carrickmacross.ie from 12th March onwards – don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

 

This year we have a sensory friendly space located at The Market House, Carrickmacross. We hope that this will help to ensure that all families will be able to enjoy the festivities. It is envisioned that the sensory friendly space will act as a calm area for those with additional needs who may feel overwhelmed by the noise and/or crowd during the parade. It is important to note that any potential room user must be supervised by their own parent/guardian/carer. The room can facilitate a maximum of 4 users at any one time and will be open from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

 

We are still taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. who want to join in with 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 carrickmacross@monaghancoco.ie as soon as possible.

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