In Pictures: Magical Mountrath St Patrick’s Day a delight as parade receives national attention

first_img Twitter Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin In Pictures: Magical Mountrath St Patrick’s Day a delight as parade receives national attention Pinterest Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Siun Lennon – 17th March 2019 Facebook Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Magical Mountrath St Patrick’s Day a delight as parade receives… LifestyleOut and About WhatsApp GAA center_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleRemember the Game: The Harps defeat Castletown-Slieve Bloom in Palmer Cup in 2011Next articleGardai appeal for information after elderly man viciously assaulted in Laois Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, PortlaoiseAll sorts of ghouls, dragons and fairies took to Main Street, Mountrath for their mythical St Patrick’s Day parade.No stone was left unturned with a variety of floats, acts, entertainment and delights to entertain all the ages.National broadcaster RTÉ even turned up to get a glimpse of the action on the day.Mountrath St Patrick’s Parade Committee chose this year’s theme to recognise the multi-cultural country Ireland has become and the growing number of different communities living in and around the town.The parade in Mountrath has been a much loved tradition honouring Irish heritage and culture since 1973.Highly revered for its iconic and original floats; the parade in Mountrath has generated a huge following with even one Irish Journalist Brenda Power describing it as ‘one of the last traditional parades’.In recent years the addition of school mascots and Grand Marshall combined with a variety of entertainment has added to its popularity.Chairperson for this year’s Mountrath St Patrick’s Parade Committee is local independent County Councillor James Kelly.“Mountrath and its surrounding areas has a very strong tradition of celebrating our national saint and the crowds that flock to the town have always been presented with a great parade that caters for all ages,” said cllr Kelly.A variety of local acts also took to the big stage to showcase the best of local talent.Thanks to Claudia Morrin and Evan Doyle who, along with our reporter Siun Lennon, captured these great photos: TAGSMountrath St Patrick’s DaySt Patrick’s DaySt Patrick’s Day 2019St Patrick’s Day Parade Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory SEE ALSO – Laois footballer Conroy nominated for Republic of Ireland U-15 Player of the Year award GAA last_img

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