St Patrick’s Day schedule revealed

By Maria Daly

This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Athlone will kick off at 2.30pm from Diskins in Golden Island and will go across town to the Battery Bridge.

The Army Band will feature this year and will head the parade. Organisers will be posting buskers around the town to add some atmosphere to the event.

There will also be a street magician in the town on the day to entertain onlookers.

Music on the day will come from local musician Joe McCaul and his group who will be playing in Church Street while the viewing stand will be in the Market Square.

The parade will be made up of commercial businesses, community, and voluntary groups.

Any local community groups or businesses that wish to participate in the parade, or anyone who would like to volunteer on the day is asked to contact organisers Tonnta by email at [email protected].

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