It’s shape up or ship out time of year for anyone thinking of lending a hand with the organization and marshalling of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castleisland.
That the event has gone from strength-to-strength over the years is a woeful cliché but an absolute fact. While government politicians are heading off to far-flung places, Deputy Michael Healy Rae nailed his tri-colour to the mast this week with a post that reveals his intentions to visit several parades throughout Kerry – and Castleisland is on his list.
“We’ve commenced the preparations for the parade in Castleisland and we’re having our first meeting on this Thursday night, February 26th in Peter Brownes Bar at 8pm.,” said Ted Kenny firing the opening salvo.
“We’re seeking new volunteers to come to this meeting in order to help decorate the street with bunting and flags and also to help marshal the parade on the day.
We urge all business people, sporting organisations, schools and all social groups from the town and surrounding parishes to come out on the occasion with floats to make this year’s parade an even bigger success than last year’s. We’ll be in touch again after this meeting to announce starting times and all other details,” Mr. Kenny concluded.