Schools in Tullamore and surrounding areas are encouraged to enter this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade as the Theme for this year is Tidy Towns, which includes protecting our environment.
"It would be great to see all schools in the area entering a float in the Parade as the Theme, Tidy Towns-Our Community Effort, provides a great opportunity for young people how important it is for our community and also environmental awareness. There are already a number of Green Schools and getting involved in the Parade would be another dimension in their learning"
states Parade Secretary Sean O' Brien.
The Parade takes place on Friday 17 March, starting at 11.30 a.m. The Assembly point is the Car Park of the Bridge Centre and the route will be High St., Bridge St., Colmcille St., over the Kilbeggan Bridge onto Arden Road and finishing at the GAA Centre. The Review Stand will be located at the junction with Harbour St. and Colmcille St.
The work of the Tullamore Tidy Towns Committee will be highlighted this year as the Theme is TIDY TOWNS-OUR COMMUNITY EFFORT. IS FEIDIR LINN LE CHEILE. The Gaelic translated to English simply states, 'We can do it together'.
As usual there will be great prizes for ten categories in the Parade and these will be presented at our Presentation Night on Friday 31 March.
Dog owners are encouraged to walk in the Parade with their dogs and there will be special prizes for the Best Dressed Dog.
Dancing Schools are very welcome to take part in the Parade and we will provide them with the opportunity to perform at the Review Stand.
Contact numbers for the Committee are Sean O' Brien, 086 3892854; Johnny O' Connor, 087 2602487; Martin O' Connor 083 1017012; Frankie O' Reilly 087 2287550