Manorhamilton’s parade takes place on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm and this year will have a Wild Rose theme to mark the return of the town’s International Wild Rose Festival from Sunday, July 21 to Sunday, July 28.
The parade will have special prizes for the best Wild Rose business float; the best Wild Rose community float, the funniest Wild Rose float and the best Wild Rose shop window.
All floats are asked to assemble in the St Clare’s Church car park on Sunday at 5pm sharp. Prizes will be presented in the church car park after the parade has completed its circuit around 7pm.
Among the other St Patrick’s Day events that will take place will be a live street theatre and drumming session at Market Square at 4pm.
Meanwhile a North Leitrim Men’s Group presentation entitled Paddy and Bridget and the Fall of Paganism, which is supported by the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force, will also be staged at Market Square.
Committee member Gerry Creamer said: “The parade is organised by a small group of dedicated people who keep it going every year for the benefit of the town and wider community.
“We will as usual have a colour party from Finner Camp and we are grateful to the Finner Camp Commandant for providing this colour party. We have the usual bands from Moybrone and neighbouring Letterbreen, and this all enhances the parade.
“We welcome floats particularly community and voluntary sector floats; we also welcome floats from businesses and the statutory sector; the more floats we have the more colourful the parade.
“The committee will take up a bucket collection during the parade – as it is the only means of defraying the costs attached to the parade; and we are appreciative of any financial support received,” he said as he looks forward to what is expected to be a terrific parade on Sunday with large crowds in attendance.
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