Graig’ parade to take place before St Patrick’s Day

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

The Graignamanagh St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held the day before St Patrick’s Day this year, to facilitate those travelling to Croke Park for the All-Ireland club final.

The Graignamanagh St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held the day before St Patrick’s Day this year, to facilitate those travelling to Croke Park for the All-Ireland club final.

Nearby neighbours Mount Leinster Rangers are bracing themselves for the final on March 17. Parade organisers have reasoned that there is likely to be a large crowd of supporters leaving the parishes of Borris, Ballymurphy and St Mullins, as well as Graig’.

The parade has been set for Sunday, March 16, at 12pm sharp. Chairperson Michael Carey has said that floats are to assemble near Daybreak Petrol Station on the Borris Road. It is important that all floats are registered in advance of the parade.

As in previous years, a number of prizes will be given out on the day, including best commercial float, most original float, most authentic St Patrick, best sporting group, best vintage float, best walking group – and in keeping with the new ‘Love Graig’ initiative, a prize will be given to the most original float, which best demonstrates Community Spirit.

The parade will be accompanied by music from the renowned Graignamanagh Brass Band, as well as other street entertainment. For more information contact-Micheal Carey 087-6314505 or Mary Barry 059-9724013.