A Happy Saint Patrick's Day
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.