Katie Tay­lor to lead Dublin St. Pa­trick’s Pa­rade

Bray People - - NEWS -

BRAY BRUISER Katie Tay­lor has been cho­sen to lead Dublin’s St.Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade this year as Grand Mar­shall.

Deemed to have made a ‘ sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion’ to Ir­ish sport and cul­ture, the 24-year-old Bray woman is thrilled at the hon­our.

Katie has been box­ing since she was 12, and has last year won her third World Cham­pi­onship gold medal in Bar­ba­dos.

Oth­ers to have been at the helm of the cap­i­tal’s pa­rade in­clude leg­endary goalie Packie Bon­ner, GAA com­men­ta­tor Micheal O Muirc­heartaigh and sprinter Ea­monn Cogh­lan.

The tra­di­tional pa­rade will take place on St. Pa­trick’s Day, March 17, with the fes­ti­val it­self run­ning from March 16 to 20.

Other at­trac­tions in­clude the city ‘go­ing green’ with fes­ti­val or­ga­niz­ers ask­ing all busi­nesses and venues to turn their lights green to cre­ate a city­wide il­lu­mi­na­tion.

Lit­er­a­ture will play a big part in this year’s fes­ti­val, as well as fes­ti­val stal­warts such as the Céilí, Big Day Out and more.

For in­for­ma­tion go to www.stpatricks­fes­ti­val.ie

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