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Castlebar St Patrick’s Day Parade to celebrate town’s history


The organising committee of the Castlebar St Patrick’s Day Parade have issued a call to all clubs and organisations in the town to get involved in this year’s parade.
The theme for this years parade is ‘100 years of Castlebar history’. This theme was prompted by the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil last month. The parade will also recognise the hugely successful ‘Mayo Day’ which this year will return for its fifth year on Saturday, May 4.
The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade will be well known local person Tomás Langan.
Tomás is a multi-talented musician and community activist whose story is all the more inspiring as he has been visually challenged from birth. He has never let his disability get in the way of living a full and rewarding life as a musician and singer. Tomás has travelled all over the world by invitation to perform at charity events and at many family celebrations.
This year’s parade takes place on Sunday, March 17 at 2pm from the usual starting point at McHale Road.
Participants, floats and bands are asked to assemble at the Sportlann end of McHale Road at 1.15pm.
The parade will follow its traditional route passing along Station Road, Spencer Street, The Mall, Ellison Street, Market Square, Newtown, Chapel Street, Newline, New Antrim Street, Linenhall Street, and Main Street where the reviewing stand will be situated.
Strict parking restirctions will be in place.
It is always a fantastic family orientated, community event, filled with fun and colour.
For further information on this year’s parade contact 087 2640072 or 086 3751411.