Thursday, February 10, 2022

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Ballaghaderreen will make a return next month after a two year absence.The Ballaghaderreen Town Team is now seeking entrants for this year’s parade with the aim of making it bigger and better than ever before.The theme is ‘100 years of Irish Independence – Rolling in the years’ with prizes to be won in the following categories:*         Overall winner – €200*         Best float – €100*         Best club €100*         Best community effort – €100*         Best children’s effort – €100*         Most topical – €100*         Best creative entry – €100*         Best schools – €100*         Best audience costume or novelty hat – €100*         Best musical entry – €100*         There will also be a prize for ‘Best window display’ – €100 The parade will start on Thursday, March 17, at 2.30pm, coming in from the Sligo Road and will then travel up through the town, with stops at the square and outside Imelda Towey’s shop for performances.The judges will be situated on the square and there will be enclosed spectator areas on the square and throughout the town. A spokesperson for the Ballaghaderreen Town Team says, ‘We want to keep the tradition of the St Patrick’s Day parade in the town. It is our town and our parade and we want to keep this tradition alive.’The Ballaghaderreen Town Team is a small group of volunteers, who represent various community groups in the Ballaghaderreen area and this year they have been asked to organise the St Patrick’s Day parade.If you are interested in taking part in this year’s event, an application form is available at https://bit.ly/parade2022 <https://bit.ly/parade2022>  or you can pick up and drop off a hard copy at the Community Resource Centre at the Shambles, Charlestown Road, Ballaghaderreen.Please email [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>   if you have any queries or visit  ‘Ballaghaderreen St Patrick’s Day Parade’ on Facebook.

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