Guess what ? Whether we like it or not we’re only a few days with a month away from St. Patrick’s Day.
Soon, the small but wonderfully patriotic committee will be out on hoist and ladder festooning the town with colours befitting their outlook.
And they’ll need a few bob for entertainment for the masses who turn up on the day and expect that kind of stuff to be laid on.
They will also be putting out an appeal for people – individuals or groups – to take part in the parade itself . And, of course, for people to simply show up and spectate and enjoy one of the biggest, per capita, parades in Ireland on the day.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of those on which the town thrives. It should, as it was reared on such crowd catering days.
Every year seems to surpass the previous one in terms of the crown-pulling ability of the big day and Charlie Farrelly and his committee will be going hell-for-leather to get 2016 over that imaginary line.
And every year the event gets huge support from the surrounding villages. Last year Brosna GAA Club took pride of place with their haul of silverware – including one for the All-Ireland Club Junior Football championship.
I’m only putting people who intend entering acts or floats on notice that the time is fast approaching and the weather is softening.
The parade usually commences at 1.30pm from McElligott’s on Tralee Road and floats and groups and individuals are all welcome to join in. We’ll keep you posted.