St. Patrick's Parade
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.'