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