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Ballyshannon gears up for St Patrick's Day parade

Entries for floats still open

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Ballyshannon gears up for St Patrick's Day parade

An appeal is being made for final entries for floats for year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Ballyshannon.

The parade will take place this Sunday at 2pm.  This year’s theme is The Year of the Salmon which has a particular connection to Ballyshannon’s history. The parade is still open to entries of floats and organisers say it is not necessary to incorporate the theme into floats.

Secretary of the town’s St Patrick’s Day parade committee, Valerie McNulty, said the parade is only possible due to the help and support of local people.

“We are encouraging as many floats as possible and as many people to come out as possible,” she said.

“We are looking forward to a good day. We had a good turn out last year but we hope to improve on that again. We’ve always had a parade here in Ballyshannon and we hope that with the support of the local community we can keep it going.”

The parade starts at 2pm at the Abbey Arts Centre.

Businesses are also being encouraged to decorate their premises for the day. There will be prizes after the parade for the best floats and best window displays.

Anyone interested in entering a float is asked to contact the chairman of the parade committee, Jim Kane, on 0862849425.