Ac­tion packed line-up for St. Pa­trick’s Fes­ti­val

Bray People - - NEWS -

BRAY'S ST. Pa­trick's Fes­ti­val was launched last week in the Martello, where Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce an­nounced a jam packed line up over nine days from March 11 to 20.

This year's Fes­ti­val line-up wel­comes the re­turn of Ire­land's largest an­nual fun­fair the ' Fun­fair Mile.' The fun­fair lo­cated on Bray Seafront boasts 30 pieces of equip­ment from all over Europe for all ages.

New to this year's Fes­ti­val also is the ' Trail of St. Pa­trick' a hu­mours his­tor­i­cal walk­ing tour of Bray Main Street, a show­case of lo­cal bands, a gi­ant LED rugby screen and a char­ity lep­rechaun dash.

The town also plays host to a 25 piece march­ing band from Rochdale in the UK who will add to the mu­si­cal feel of the St. Pa­trick's Day Pa­rade the cen­tral point of the Fes­ti­val.

Other Fes­ti­val reg­u­lars such as the Boathouse Ceili break­fast, Win­dows on the World, Ceili Mor, and the Pre Pa­rade Party re­turn fol­low­ing a huge at­ten­dance last year.

‘Bray's St. Pa­trick's Fes­ti­val is a great way to cel­e­brate our na­tional hol­i­day and pro­mote what is pos­i­tive about our town and com­mu­nity,' said Chair­man Mick Glynn at the launch.

‘ The new events and de­sign look, have given this year's Fes­ti­val which kick starts the tourist sea­son a dif­fer­ent di­men­sion and a bet­ter chance of wel­com­ing new vis­i­tors which boost the lo­cal econ­omy.

‘We are look­ing for­ward to a great car­ni­val at­mos­phere over the nine days and hope peo­ple of all ages will en­joy the events.'

The Fes­ti­val is or­gan­ised over a six month pe­riod by a vol­un­tary com­mit­tee, full de­tails will be de­liv­ered to 20,000 homes in the area over the com­ing week and are avail­able on www.stpatricks­fes­ti­val­

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