The town of Carrickmacross expects thousands of spectators at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Sunday, 17th March at 3pm.
The day kicks off at 11.15am with the raising of the flag at the Courthouse, which will be accompanied by music from the Stedfast Shoes Brass Band – all welcome!! 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 at 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 will be the annual Perpetual Cups and Shields 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! €100 Prize Money for Best Dressed Window!!
Plenty of entertainment on the day for the whole family including The Vortex Tunnel and Bouncy Castles. Hudson’s Funfair will be in the Drummond Etra Carpark.
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.