St. Patrick’s Day parade seeks grand marshal

by Rachel Cunningham
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Clondalkin village’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is looking for locals to get involved this March after two years of cancellations due to Covid-19 restrictions, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The parade chair, Councillor Francis Timmons, expressed delight at plans for the event in Clondalkin village to go ahead. He stated: “We are delighted that the Clondalkin Youth Band have confirmed they will be taking part.

Cllr Timmons cited concerns over the increase in traffic due to the proposed Clonburris Strategic Development Zone as the reason for requesting the transport review
Cllr Francis Timmons

“We have launched our call-out for participants, volunteers and a grand marshal. Previous grand marshals included Mary Kennedy, Colm Gavin, Mary Dardis, Philip and Gemma Carr and, last year online, Uimhir. This year, the public decide.

“The Clondalkin Patrick’s day parade is always a family day out and this year there is the added bonus of an extra bank holiday the next day. We are sending out a callout to get involved and let’s make it the biggest and best parade so far.”

Th parade promises a fun family day out, with a K&G funfair and DJ Joey Howe. Members of the public can select their preferred grand marshal by following this link: http://www.clondalkinstpatricksfestival.ie/grandmarshall/

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