The following statement has been issued by the St.Paticks Day Celebrations Committee who have asked for it to be shared by all contacts
On behalf of the St. Patricks Day Celebrations Committee that was formed following the issue with last years’ St. Patricks Day parade, we would like to invite all interested community groups, cultural groups,sporting clubs,businesses,and individuals to participate in this years St.Patricks Day Parade in Armagh City. The sole purpose of our committee is to organise a community-based St. Patricks Day Parade in the city on an annual basis. The St. Patricks Day Parade will take place on Tuesday 17th March starting off at CBS car park at 2.00pm with an assembly time of 1.00pm. (subject to availbility connected to football final fixture,any change will be well publicised.)
We would like to invite all interested parties to participate in our parade. Last years’ community parade was a great success and we would like to build upon that. The format of the parade is quite simply, all are welcome. We wish to make it an inclusive parade as possible to reflect the varied aspects of commerce, cultural, sporting, religious and ethnic diversity that makes up our population. Inclusion not exclusion is the order of the day
Everyone is not only welcome to attend, but are encouraged, to carry banners, flags and any other colourful paraphernalia that depicts their role within our community. If you wish to put on a float, this too will be very welcomed.
To facilitate the smooth running of the parade we would be grateful if you could let us know if you or your group are intending to participate. You can appreciate that such a parade necessitates advance planning and we would like to be able to draw up our parade plan as soon as possible.
The parade will follow the same route as last year. It is included in the Home of St. Patrick Festival, a weeklong event organised by council. Council will not be organising a St. Patricks Day Parade this year, so our parade will be the only community-based parade on St. Patricks’ Day this year in Armagh City.
St.Patricks Day Celebrations Committee.
PS. Please share with all your contacts.