A wonderful St. Patrick’s Day parade

Credit is due in large amounts to all the people of Tarbert for pulling together today to create a wonderful parade The inclement weather on St. Patrick’s Day forced us to move to Sunday, and to say we were lucky today is an understatement, as the rain held off all afternoon right until the last minute of the show – somebody must be smiling on us.

Also, this weekend saw the lighting up of some of our public buildings, which as well as looking beautiful, also generated some positive publicity for the town with Radio Kerry picking up on it and tweeting a picture of the bridewell resplendent in a wash of green to it’s 13,500 followers.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and people who helped in all sorts of ways to make this weekend a success, including but not limited to:

The Swanky Bar, Tarbert GAA, Johnny Cronin School of Irish Dancing, The Wishing Tree Preschool, Community Games committee, Tarbert Island Maritime Club, Tidy Towns Committee, Tarbert Pioneer Group, Tarbert Theatre Players, Timmy Lynch, Tarbert/Ballylongord CCE, Tarbert Post Office, “The Mighty Session” (their excellent debut cd is available in the post office) , Aine Enright & Conor Heaphy on harp & fiddle and all the musicians and dancers that took part – and not to forget the role of St. Patrick undertaken by Jerry Savage.

The celebration of green was curated by Johnny Mulvihill, Donnacadh Enright, Kevin Heffernan while the parade itself was organised by Suzanne Harrison & Doreen Enright and the marshalls who helped out. I’m sure you’ll agree they all did a marvellous job.

Special thanks to Tim Mulvihill & family for the use of the sound systems on both the floats and at the stage afterwards , and to Thomas Mulvihill for the stage.

And many thanks to everyone else who helped out, took part, and showed up to join in.


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