The Thurles 2014 St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Sunday next March 16th, beginning at 2.45pm from Abbey Road, here in Thurles.
One of this year’s special attractions will be a Reptilian Zoo which will set up shop in Liberty Square, offering a great opportunity for both adults and children to view just some of Mother Nature’s mini monsters and cold blooded creatures.
This year’s parade promises six marching bands, together with many talented local traditional music bands. Expect the usual colourful variety of floats of all sizes; all depicting themes of a political, comical, and historical nature. Lovingly restored Vintage Vehicles of all descriptions will once again go on display, bringing that sense of lost nostalgia to the more elderly in our midst.
Free face painting will also be available for younger spectators, while the ever favourite Bob the Builder, in person I might add, together with other friends will be on hand to entertain the usual large crowds, as they begin to assemble in the centre of Liberty Square.
Note: All parking in Liberty Square will be restricted from 11.00am to 5.00pm leaving Liberty Square closed to all vehicle parking from 2.00pm to approximately 6.00pm.
Warning: In the interest of Health and Safety, Gardaí and Stewards will be on hand to regulate traffic and crowd control, but do remember if you are a spectator and particularly those of you in charge of children, please try to remain behind the safety barriers provided, at all times during this most enjoyable of Tipperary events.
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