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St Patrick’s Day Update 2024 – Thurles Co. Tipperary.

Before we update details of our annual St Patrick’s day celebrations; note, today is Sunday March 10th 2024, and tonight the 96th Academy Awards Ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
In addition to reporting on who won what, magazines like ‘Vogue‘ and ‘Harper’s Bazaar‘ will be reporting on what the movie stars were wearing.
Designer gowns by ‘Fendi‘, ‘Valentino‘ and other famous Italian designers will, no doubt, top the best dressed lists. But do our readers realise that Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, has historical links to ‘Vogue’, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, ‘Fendi’, ‘Valentino’, and the wider Italian fashion industry? No we will not be just talking about labels on existing garments.
So if you want to know more, tune in tomorrow, to read a fascinating piece of history, to add to Thurles Town’s already existing treasure trove of heritage.

Thurles St Patricks Day Parade Update.

A special thanks to Mr John Kenehan for his parade update.

Following many months of preparation the Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has confirmed that the annual event is shaping up to be a good one, and they are praying for good weather on the day for the viewing public and the participants

We remind the public and visitors that the Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024, will take place on Sunday 17th March 2024, beginning at 2.30pm sharp in Liberty Square, Thurles.

This year’s theme is “Youth: Our hopes for the Future’.
Our special “Guest of honour”, will reflect this theme, with CBS Secondary School pupil and twin category Young Scientist Award winner (2024), Luke Blackwell in attendance.

The continued success of the parade, over past years, is based largely on the generous sponsorship of local businesses, groups and Tipperary County Council.

The quality of entries and effort by clubs and organisations also ensure this annual level of success and we look forward to viewing this year’s presentation.

Note: Entry forms are still available from hello@thurlestouristoffice.ie or direct from the Tourist Office, Slievenamon Road, Thurles.

Live Music in Liberty Square will begin from 1:00pm with face painting and side attractions.

In keeping with the national day of celebration the Parade Committee are asking that all shops and businesses dress up their display windows and business fronts in green and national colours to signify our special day of celebration.
Note: There will be awards for the Best dressed Window and runner-up and best Traditional Window and runner-up.

We look forward to fair weather for this most enjoyable of national holidays, and we look forward to meeting with you at the Parade on Sunday 17th March next

The committee would like to thank the people of Thurles, Upperchurch/Drombane, Holycross/Ballycahill and Moyne for their generous support to our annual fundraising appeal.

We would also like to thank also our local business sponsors for their generous support again this year:

Business Sponsors.

The Anner Hotel, Thurles Lions Club, Hanna Curtains & Blinds Ltd, The Thurles Irish Countrywomans Association, Linnane Carry-Out, Sammons Pharmacy, Vale Oil Company Ltd, Lyons Tyre Services, Denis Kinnane Motors, EuroGiant Thurles, Tipperary County Council, Barry’s SuperValu Thurles, SHE Boutique Thurles, Ronayne’s Hardware, Air Impact Ltd, Premier Surgery, Supermacs’ Thurles, O’Dwyer Transport, The Premier Credit Union, The Mall Curios, Hanafin’s Furniture & Flooring, Tim Looby Accountants, Thomas Murphy & Sons Machinery Ltd, Londis The Square, Thurles info, Butler & Young Tyres, Stakelum’s Home & Hardware, Dinan’s Timber, E. Cleary Motors Ltd, Ryans Cleaning, Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Directors, Centenary Thurles Co-op, Michael’s Jewellers, Noel Ryans Pub, Michael Lowry T.D., Pat Brennan’s Bar Thurles Ltd, Flowers R Us, Jackie Cahill T.D., Jennings Opticians, Bowe Travel, Tipp FM, Kings Mobile, Kennedys County Bar, Hickey’s Pharmacy, Mobile Tek, Kambo Chinese Restaurant, Q Mobile Thurles, The Tipperary Star, Tipperary Live, Thurles Tourist Office and Thurles Chamber of Commerce.

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