All Set for a Great St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castleisland


Early one morning: Charlie Farrelly and Ted Kenny out on 'Bunting Duty' in Castleisland on Sunday morning ahead of today's big parade in town at 1-30pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy 15-3-2015
Early one morning: Charlie Farrelly and Ted Kenny out on ‘Bunting Duty’ in Castleisland on Sunday morning ahead of today’s big parade in town at 1-30pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy 15-3-2015

After another early Sunday morning shift by the organising committee, the town is looking in great shape and ready for the big St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015.
The committee members were out in force on Sunday after the bunting, which they had tied up across the street on the previous week, was blown down and broken by strong winds one night last week.
“It’s looking good now and we’re hoping for a big turnout on the day and that the community from Castleisland and surrounding parishes will come out in the usual large numbers to support us. And I believe the forecast is good for the week and that will make a huge difference in itself,” said Ted Kenny on behalf of the group.
The parade is scheduled to commence at 1.30pm from McElligott’s on Tralee Road and floats and groups and individuals are welcome to join in.
Participants, floats and machinery exhibitors are being asked to be at the starting point no later than 1pm to give the organisers a chance to put a shape on the event.
There will be a special welcome for the bystanders who make up the applauding crowds along the route of the parade. The order of schools taking part in the parade is as follows: 1. Presentation Convent; 2. Scartaglin National School; 3. Kilmurry National School; 4. Curannes National School; 5. Currow National School; 6. Gael Scoil Aogain and 7. Boys’National School. If anyone is available to help out with stewarding for the duration of the parade they’re asked to contact: Ted Kenny on 087 28 42 899. 
The Met Éireann forecast for the day is as follows: Munster 17 March 2015- updated at 06:00


St. Patrick’s Day will be mainly dry and bright, with a mix of cloud and sunny spells and just a slight chance of an isolated shower or two. Maximum temperatures 9 to 11 Celsius, with light easterly or variable breezes.

Dry overnight, with clear spells, but cold, with a risk of frost. In calm conditions, it will be misty in many areas, with fog patches. Minimum temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, in a light easterly breeze.

Wednesday, will be dry and bright, with sunny spells. Maximum temperatures 10 or 11 Celsius, with light variable breezes.