first_imgLetterkenny Chamber are delighted to launch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Letterkenny’s St.Patrick’s day parade is one of the biggest in the County and this year it is hoping to get entries from a wide range of businesses, community organisations, sports clubs and bands.With just a month to go to this national holiday that is celebrated all over the world Letterkenny Chamber President and Chamber members were joined by the Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Councillor Michael McBride, Danny McDaid Letterkenny Athletic’s Club and Caitlín Uí Chochláin, Donegal County Council to formally launch this year’s parade. Speaking at the launch Chamber President Brian McCormick said, “St. Patrick’s Day is an important event in the calendar for Letterkenny and this year we once again expect large crowds in town to celebrate.“The Letterkenny Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny.“Last year the parade was one of the best in recent years and once again we are appealing to sporting clubs, dance groups, youth groups, clubs and societies to get involved, the more people we get involved the more colourful and lively the parade becomes.“Letterkenny Chamber is the sole organiser of the Parade and at this stage we want to acknowledge the financial contributions already pledged for this year from large and small businesses and ask other businesses out there to offer their support. “It is a real voluntary effort by members of the Chamber and we are proud to play our part in this important day.“This year we are also delighted to announce that Letterkenny AC will be holding the inaugural St.Patrick’s Day 5k family fun run/jog/walk around the streets of Letterkenny, along the parade route.“Starting at 1.15pm it will attract people of all ages and especially families. Registration will be at An Grianán Theatre from 11.30am and the prize giving for the run will be at the viewing platform at Market Square just before the parade.Brian added, “We are also delighted to announce that Glór na nGael has offered a prize for “Fuinneog Ghaeilge” (best Irish Window) so we are asking everyone to get behind our St.Patrick’s festival in Letterkenny this year.“This year we are partnering with others to bring a fantastic day of celebration to Letterkenny. So if you have a group that would like to get involved just get in touch”. The Parade starts as usual at 3pm on Tuesday 17th March making its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance.Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500.To enter a float or for more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email anne@letterkennychamber.com. LETTERKENNY CHAMBER LAUNCH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE PLANS was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSt Patrick’s Day Paradelast_img

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