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Clonaslee set to host historic St Patrick’s Day parade

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The village of Clonaslee will host its first ever St Patrick’s Day parade this year as the community comes together to celebrate the national holiday.

A hard-working local community had all the ground work done for this event two years ago but were forced to cancel their plans because of Covid-19.

But they have regrouped and are all good to go for this year’s event on March 17.

Newsreader Eileen Dunne, who has strong family connections in the area through her late dad Mick (a famed RTE GAA commentator), has been confirmed as the parade’s Grand Marshall.

There is no fee for local groups to participate in the parade which will get underway at 12 noon from the Community Centre and travel through the town. Floats can register from 10am.

A judging panel will be located in the centre of the village which will decide upon the winning entries.

There will be prizes for the best floats, including the best dressed dog.

There will be a €100 prize plus trophy for the best overall float.

Float categories

  • Most entertaining float
  • Best vintage display
  • Best club/school float
  • Most original float
  • Best dressed dog
  • All participants receive a medal

For further details contact Brendan on 087 9675054 or Ronan on 085 1482296.