Message from the Arklow St.Patrick’s day parade committee

Once again it is time to organise the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We actively encourage everyone, both young and old to take part in the parade which this year will start at 2pm. Following a face book competition to pick a theme we have a suggested theme for participating floats of “Bring your favourite book to life”. We would ask you to make a special effort this year on Saturday 17th March to have fun with the theme.

Queries to any of the following

Tina O Sullivan Chairperson Tel: 087 9093848

Cllr Tommy Annesley Vice Chair Tel: 087 2508205

Colm Moules P.R.O Tel: 087 2886845

February 2018

The following Cups and Shields will be awarded.

 

  1. Best Float                                                              Chamber of Commerce Cup
  2. Best Commercial Display                                   Bank of Ireland Shield
  3. Best Non-Commercial Display                         Arklow Traders Association Cup
  4. Best Marching Group                                            The AIB Shield
  5. Best Traditional Group                                         The Denis Naughter Perpetual Cup
  6. Most Entertaining Group                                      The Paddy Lynch Memorial Award
  7. Best Agricultural/Horticultural Display            Ernest Sharp Memorial Cup
  8. Most Topical                                                           Arklow Retail & Business Assoc. Shield.
  9. Best Shop Window Display                                  The Hickson Shield.
  10. Best Vintage Display The John Swan Cup
  11. Youth Award Kitty Fisher Memorial Trophy
  12. Best Uniformed Group Elavon Perpetual Cup

 

These awards are open to all participants and will be judged on the day.

Please note in the interest of safety, we ask that sweets or novelties are not thrown from moving vehicles.

May I also request your co-operation in returning the attached form.  This form is of great assistance to us in the actual organisation of the parade.  Please return it as soon as possible.  While there is no entry fee, it would be of great assistance if you could make a small donation to help defray costs.

May I close with the thanks of the committee for your participation in the past and appeal to you to make an effort to join in this year’s parade.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tina o Sullivan

Chairperson

087 9093848

Parade Committee Arklow.

 

I/ We ……………………………………………………………………………….……… (Name of Group)

 

Wish to indicate our intention to participate in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on

SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2018 @ 2PM

 

We will have a

Float                            *                  Commercial Display                *

Marching Group          *                  Non-Commercial Display       *

Traditional Group      *                   Agri/Horticultural Display      *

 

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………… on behalf of the group.

 

Please give name and phone number of person who may be contacted for our records.

 

 

Name: ……………………………………………   Telephone No. ………………………………………..

 

I enclose a voluntary donation of € ………………..   To help defray costs.

 

NOTES.

THIS YEAR THERE IS A SUGGESTED THEME FOR FLOATS: BRING YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK TO LIFE!

 

Marching Groups:                   Assemble on Mellows Avenue from 1.30 p.m.

Floats / Displays:                     Assemble on Yellow Lane from 1.15 p.m.

Early arrival will facilitate organisation.

Parade starts at 2 p.m.

Via Mellows Avenue, Navvy Hill, Abbey Street, Hudson’s Square and Main Street.

Dispersal after the parade passes the platform at the Court House, Parade Ground.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTION OF THE STEWARDS. 

Please contact any committee member or return the completed form to

Jim Hoey in The Bridge Hotel, Bridge Street, Arklow

Donal Molloy in Le Chef, Main Street Arklow

alternatively, details can also be emailed to [email protected]

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PLEASE NOTE

 

IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY,

WE ASK THAT SWEETS OR NOVELTIES ARE NOT THROWN FROM MOVING VEHICLES.

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