Actress Sheila Flitton, who recently starred in the Banshees of Inisherin, will head the Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre (RICC) 15th Annual May Day Parade today, Bank Holiday Monday May 1 from 2 – 6pm.
Sheila (above) recently starred in her own one woman play, Beezie, at RICC. Bidding an official goodbye to winter, this year’s theme was celebrating Arts in the Community. IFTA Nominee Vinnie McCabe was guest speaker and Michael Darragh MacAuley, Gaelic player and part of the team that won Senior Club Football Championship, along with the fabulous Dream Girls; one of the many great performances.
While Sheila’s cameo role in the multi-nominated Banshees of Inisherin, she has been one of the leading female actresses across Irish TV and has featured in many international films.
From as far back as the Country Girls, The Irish RM TV series, The Commitments, The Tudors and many more more, more recently she featured in The Northman and the current running comedy, Sisters.
Returning today will be the Finglas Concert & Marching Band (above) who march alongside the many groups and organisations that thrive in the community. The parade is the biggest community event of the year, attracting an attendance of over 1,200 people.
The parade is expected to be loud and proud with music, stilt walkers, boats, trucks, even dogs, then it was back to the centre for refreshments, live entertainment and an outdoor market. A great family day out was had by all.
Speaking before the event was RICC Manager Lorraine Barry who said, “We strive at RICC to be inclusive of all manner of activities, now with our relationship with the Arts, we thought what better way to embrace that bond than to feature it in our May Day Parade. We proudly cover many facets of the arts already, including comedy, drama, music, writing and many more.”
Parade Route: Leaving from RICC at 2pm, turn right out of centre and up Thorncastle Street, turn left onto Bridge Street and continue on up Irishtown Road, turn left onto Church Avenue and up Sean Moore Road, circle the roundabout on Sean Moore Road and return back the same way.
Featured photo: Sheila Flitton with RICC Manager Lorraine Barry
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