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2017 St Patrick’s Day Letterkenny

 

 

2017 St Patrick’s Day Letterkenny

St Patrick’s Day Parade Friday 17th March 2017 at 3 pm
Main Street, Letterkenny
Letterkenny Chamber are delighted to launch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Letterkenny’s St.Patrick’s day parade is one of the biggest in the County and this year it is hoping to get entries from a wide range of businesses, community organisations, sports clubs and bands. This national holiday that is celebrated all over the world Letterkenny Chamber President and Chamber members were joined by The Town Mayor, Paschal Blake to formally launch this year’s parade. Speaking at the launch Chamber President Gerard Grant said “St. Patrick’s Day is an important event in the calendar for Letterkenny. This year we are appealing to sporting clubs, dance groups, youth groups, clubs and societies to get involved, the more people we get involved the more colourful and lively the parade becomes. This year we are keen to celebrate international culture so if you are looking for a theme why not take on that as a theme. Letterkenny Chamber is the sole organiser of the Parade and at this stage we want to acknowledge the financial contributions already pledged for this year from large and small businesses and ask other businesses out there to offer their support. It is a real voluntary effort by members of the Chamber and we are proud to play our part in this important day. But this year we really want to make it even more vibrant, colourful and lively and we want to remind people that an entry doesn’t have to be a full scale float, we love to see clubs and societies dressed up walking along the street, this can be every bit as effective. If you have thought about entering and want to know more please do let us know. ” The parade makes its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town. On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance. Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500. To enter a float or for more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866