Clane was alive with people on Monday March 17th, all there to celebrate Clane’s 10th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The highlight of a busy schedule of events, Main Street and beyond were lined several deep with residents and visitors enjoying the 43 or so floats that participated in the parade.
Clane Community Council and Clane Tidy Towns were delighted to be part of the occasion, with members of the community young and old all dressed up for the Big Celebration. And they did not come empty handed – a great big ‘cake’ was prepared to mark the 10th Birthday of the Parade, the 40th of the Council, the 80th of our Lord Mayor Dessie Marron, the 150th of the Alexandra Bridge over the Liffey, and many more other celebrations of the community besides.
With the newly commissioned flagpole and lighting, for the first time the Council also marked the occasion at the Abbey with a tricolour proudly flying from the tower, and the tower washed in green by night. At the invitation of Fr. Paul, we were also delighted to bathe the Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid in warm green glow.
Congratulations to the hardworking St. Patrick’s Festival committee for organising a wonderful programme of events, and to all those that helped and supported the festival in any way.
Proceedings come to a close on Thursday at 8pm in the Westgrove. See you there!