Rewarded for parade effort
WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S St. Patrick’s Festival were treated to a special awards ceremony last Thursday evening at the Town Hall.
Groups to be honoured on the night included the Pauline Fegan School of Irish Dance for best overall and the Civil Defence for best Marching/ Uniform.
Best Entertainment went to the Mermaid Street Spectacular while Bray Lakers got best Community and Perfect Theatre won the best Open category.
Windows on the World winners were also there who along with 14 other schools dressed the windows of businesses in Bray based on different countries around the world.
Gaelscoil Chulann came first with their extremely creative display of China in the window of Anvil, complete with a mini Chinese tea set. Second was Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh who decorated the window of Hollands with Czech Republic’s famous Charles Bridge which is said to be the country’s most romantic sight.
Third prize when to St. Peter’s National School who brought animals from the South African jungle to life and showed how Ireland should be in this year’s World Cup!
Mick Glynn, Chairman of The St. Patrick’s Committee thanked everyone who participated in both the Parade and The Windows on the World Competition for putting such a fantastic effort into the Festival.
Gillian Kelly, Tara Butler and Ruth Lyons from the St. Patrick’s Festival committee were presented with flowers for their hard work.
Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh came second in the Windows on the World Project. Back: Frank Carr (president Bray Lions), John Nolan (president of Bray Chamber) and Cllr. John Nolan, Cathaoirleach Bray Town Council. Front: Maya Brennan, Gordon Bradley, Cormac Moloney and Anna Byrne.
Scoil Chualann comes first in the Windows on the World Project (back from left): Jack O'hAnraÌ, Michael Pirkl, Noreen O'Brien, John Nolan president Bray Chamber, Paul Burns, TrÌona BairÈad and Eataoin Ní Mhurich. (Front): Orlaith Ní Ghríofa Chearail, Frank Corr president Bray Lions, Cllr. John Ryan cathaoirleach Bray Town Council, Sisin Ní Mhuirí and Sophie Ní Dhiolin.
Best Overall Award is given to the Pauline Fegan School of Dance presented by Dave Tew (Bray Chamber), John Nolan (president Bray Chamber), Cllr. John Ryan cathaoirleach Bray Town Council and Cllr. Mick Glynn (chair St. Patrick’s Festival).
Best Open prize winners were Perfect Theatre with: John Nolan president Bray Chamber, Cllr. John Ryan cathaoirleach Bray Town Council, Lina Power, Gillian Kelly and Lisa Marie Berry.