Mitchelstown goes green, white and gold for Sunday’s parade
The town will be transformed into a kaleidoscope of green, white and gold this Sunday as the much anticipated St Patrick’s Day Parade will be making its way through Mitchelstown.
The Festival of the Galtees committee announced this week that the parade will be led by Jim Skinner Snr as the Grand Marshal with the King of the Galtees Christy Finn and former Queen Bernie Creed on either side of him.
The parade is expected to draw many people from Mitchelstown and the surrounding areas, as people from the community come out in support of the various organisations, clubs and businesses in the parade.
Those attending are urged to obey the stewards at all time and as the parade draws nearer, many of the windows in the town are coming to life with colourful scenes to mark the parade.
The window display competition will be judged on Friday before the parade and the MBA have sponsored the prizes for the Best Dressed Window, Best Irish Themed Window and a Best Interior Decoration Decorations and Best Dressed Window prize for the pubs.
Eamonn O’Brien of the MBA said that it is great to see businesses getting into the community spirit and becoming part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The committee would also like to thank the Gardai and Sergeant Aidan Dunne for their help and cooperation with the security on the day, James Murphy of Murphy’s Garage who provides the barriers, Tom and Ann Roche of Roche’s Cycles who facilitate the amps and everyone who will be participating.
The parade will begin at 1pm on George’s Street at the Church of Ireland, before proceeding down Church Street, Cork Street, up Baldwin Street to go back up George’s Street and into the Square from King’s Street.