St. Pa­trick's Pa­rade

Bray People - - ABOUT GREYSTONES -

ONCE AGAIN there will be a St. Pa­trick's Day Pa­rade in Grey­stones cel­e­brat­ing our na­tional her­itage. A big wel­come is ex­tended to all groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses to par­tic­i­pate. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able from Grey­stones Town Coun­cil on 01 2876694. The pa­rade be­gins at 12 noon at the South Beach Car Park be­fore pro­ceed­ing along Church Road to the re­view­ing stand at St. Pa­trick's Church. There are over 60 en­trants to the pa­rade and it looks sure to be one of the town's best pa­rades. Pa­rade com­men­tary will be pro­vided by Danny Hughes at the rail­way sta­tion.

There will be a spe­cial wel­come to twin­ning vis­i­tors from Holy­head and also the Rochdale March­ing Band from the UK. Both will be a big ad­di­tion to this year's events.

Vis­i­tors can come into Grey­stones on the train. The pa­rade will pass right by the rail­way sta­tion. If com­ing by car peo­ple are asked to ar­rive early be­cause the roads will be closed com­ing up to pa­rade time. There will also be no park­ing on Rath­down Road.

There will be prizes awarded for best en­tries in var­i­ous cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the Best Win­dow Dis­play.

Once again there will be a num­ber of mu­si­cal points along the route. There will be three mu­si­cal points on the route be­fore the pa­rade starts, these in­clude the He­lium Squir­rels at the board room, Mu­sic To­gether at Fel­ton McKnight on Church Road and the Bray Con­cert band will play at the Rail­way Sta­tion. Late en­trants to the pa­rade can also be ac­com­mo­dated by con­tact­ing the town coun­cil of­fice on 01 2876694.

Chair­per­son Kath­leen Kelle­her urged ev­ery­one to co-op­er­ate with the stew­ards and not to crowd out onto the road. She asked peo­ple to keep chil­dren safe by not al­low­ing them near the pa­rade par­tic­i­pants. Par­tic­i­pants are not al­lowed to throw sweets or other items to peo­ple.

'St. Pa­trick's Day in Grey­stones is a great day for the com­mu­nity. All the clubs, groups and busi­nesses par­tic­i­pate and do a great job. This is a great way to cel­e­brate Ire­land's na­tional day and a big wel­come is ex­tended to Grey­stones res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike.'

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