Region 'gears up' for St Patrick's Day celebrations

Mar 16, 2023 16:03 By News Northern Sound
Region 'gears up' for St Patrick's Day celebrations Region 'gears up' for St Patrick's Day celebrations
Recent Carrickmacross St Patrick's Day parade. Credit: Monaghan County Council Facebook page
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'A number of parades will take place across Cavan and Monaghan tomorrow'

A number of parades will be taking place across Cavan and Monaghan to mark St Patrick's Day tomorrow. Just one the many celebrations attributed to out Patron Saint will be taking place in Carrickmacross at 3pm.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Cllr Colm Carthy said there is "something for everyone" at this year's event, including a special sensory section for children and adults who are sensitive to noise.

According to Cllr Carthy, the local authority has "pulled out all the stops" in implementing the sensory room, after he proposed the idea to council executives last March. Located in the Market Square area, Cllr Carthy invited families with children of sensory difficulties to come along and enjoy the facilities.


Meanwhile, there are a number of parades taking place across Cavan and Monaghan. In Monaghan, The St Patrick's Eve Parade takes place this evening, Thursday in Clones at 7pm.

The annual raising of the national flag at the courthouse in Carrrickmacross will be held at 11am tomorrow and the Carrickmacross parade gets underway at 3pm. The Monaghan town parade kicks off at 3pm tomorrow and the Ballybay Parade will get underway at 5pm on Friday from Gerry Traynor's shop on the Carrickmacross Road.

And in Cavan festivities begin at 12:30pm in the county town; 11:30am in Blacklion; 12:30pm will see the parade kickoff in Killeshandra and the parade in Kingscourt begins at 1pm, and will be led by the army band. In Ballyconnell the St Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 3pm and in Cootehill proceedings begin at 3pm.


The Arva Parade is at 3pm; Ballyjamesduff Parade kicks off at 4pm, proceedings begin at 2:30 in Killinleck; 4pm in Swanlinbar; 4:30pm in Ballinagh; and at 5pm the Mullagh Parade will kick off with gusto.

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