‘Fighting Irish’ set to march on Kilkenny

A 50-MEMBER marching band from the University of Notre Dame, complete with cheerleaders, is set to participate in this year’s St Patrick’s Day festivities in Kilkenny city.

A 50-MEMBER marching band from the University of Notre Dame, complete with cheerleaders, is set to participate in this year’s St Patrick’s Day festivities in Kilkenny city.

The group representing the Indiana university known as “The Fighting Irish” will give a public performance on the Parade Plaza on March 16 from 11am to 12.30pm.

With 50 band members, plus cheerleaders, managers and team, the blue-and-gold clad performers are sure to put on a show the city won’t soon forget.

A presentation will be made to them by Mayor David Fitzgerald and St Patrick’s Day festival committee chairman Malcolm Noonan, and the group will then travel to Dublin to perform on The Late Late Show that night.