A Happy Saint Pa­trick's Day

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE ST. Pa­trick's Day fes­tiv­i­ties in Bray will reach their cli­max at 3 p.m. to­mor­row, with the an­nual pa­rade.

This year's Grand Mar­shals will be Anne-Marie Hol­land, who won the Per­son of the Year Award for her work on the ' Shop Lo­cal' cam­paign and stu­dents from 3 lo­cal lan­guage schools, ATC Lan­guage, Pace In­sti­tute and AOV. The stu­dents have been cho­sen for their on­go­ing con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­nity.

There will be eight carparks in op­er­a­tion across the town, as well as a free shut­tle­bus from Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege to Bray Seafront.

The pa­rade route is from the Town Hall, Main Street (op­po­site St. Pa­trick's School), pro­ceed­ing down the Main Street, onto Quins­boro Road, and left onto Sey­mour Road.

Par­tic­i­pants will then turn right onto Sea­point Road be­fore con­clud­ing on Strand Road at the re­view­ing stand, out­side Jackie O'Driscolls.

Arts, youth, sport­ing and com­mu­nity groups will be tak­ing part, in­clud­ing the Ir­ish Girl Guides, Wolfe Tone Youth Club, Bray Lak­ers, Bray Lions, Aplus Ser­vices Vintage Cars and many more

The pa­rade is just one of a week­long pro­gramme of events al­ready un­der­way, in­clud­ing the St. Pa­trick's Car­ni­val on Bray Seafront as well as live mu­sic on the Band­stand.

Pro­moted by Bray & District Cham­ber, and proudly sup­ported by Bray Town Coun­cil, this year's St Pa­trick's Fes­ti­val is all about cel­e­brat­ing the best of Bray. 'Ev­ery year the suc­cess of the Pa­rade is down to the con­tri­bu­tions made by the lo­cal com­mu­nity groups, with­out whom it would not be pos­si­ble. The St Pa­trick's Fes­ti­val Bray com­mit­tee is en­cour­ag­ing all par­tic­i­pants in this year's pa­rade to pro­vide a colour­ful dis­play for the thou­sands of spec­ta­tors who visit Bray for the pa­rade,' said fes­ti­val Chair­man Mick Glynn.

Traf­fic man­age­ment will be in place on the day, to in­clude lo­cal ac­cess only to the seafront and Main Street ar­eas from 1 p.m., as well as road clo­sures be­tween 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.

So­phie and Andrew Pa­gan were all revved up in Bray last year.

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