Arrangements for Castleisland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Preparations 11/03/2017
The St. Patrick’s Day bunting and flag crew on a brief photographic break on Main Street preparing for the 2017 parade.  Included are front from left: Martin Conway, Ted Kenny and Denny Greaney. Back from left: Charlie Farrelly, Gerry Fagan and Pat Hartnett. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Following the most recent meeting of the St Patricks Day Parade Committee and local Gardaí the following details were announced.

By Pat Hartnett, Committee PRO

Thanks to the Castleisland Co-Op Mart Committee the parade will assemble in the mart yard again this year after last year’s successful experiment.

Please note that a one-way system will be in operation on the day. All participants, including machinery, will enter via Mart Lane / Convent Lane only and will assemble in the mart yard before the start.

One-Way System

The parade will make its way along towards the old library and turn left down Main Street around the Back-of-the-Forge and back up Main Street and turn right at the old library and back into the mart yard.

After that its out through mart lane on the one-way system. Unlike last year no one will be allowed back against the flow of traffic

We are looking for up to 35 stewards and again we are asking all the clubs in the locality to help us out here.

Providing Stewards

The various pubs in town are being asked to provide stewards to help on the day and we are asking all of the above to provide us  with names and phone numbers as soon as possible please.

Stewards will meet at 10 -30 am for a safety briefing and will be asked to stay in their designate points until the parade is over.  High vis Safety jackets must be worn by all stewards.

Bunting Up On March 10th

The bunting will be put in place on Sunday 10th and again we are looking for stewards to help with the traffic on that morning. We will meet at J K O’Connor’s at 7-30am.

On St. Patrick’s Day

All participants are asked to assemble in the mart yard at 12-30pm at the latest. Tractors and low loaders are asked to be in place at 12 noon.

The parade will begin at 1pm sharp and will be led by the Cullen Pipe Band.

Mystery Guest

A mystery guest and someone who has really excelled at their chosen sport will also be at the head of the parade.

There will be music on the stand on the Main Street and a really great day is being planned

Again if anyone wants to help on the day please contact: Charlie, Denny or Pat at your earliest convenience.

Anyone planning to take part in the parade itself is asked to contact Charlie Farrelly on: 087 20 56 150.

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