Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024.

Under a clear sunny sky, the Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade began sharply from Abbey Road Thurles at 2.30pm in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, travelling via Friar Street unto Liberty Square as is usual.
The parade featured two marching bands; namely the Sean Treacy Pipe Band and the C J Kickham Brass Band.

This year the St Patrick’s Day Parade “Guest of Honour”, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Youth: Our Hopes For the Future’, featured Thurles Christian Brothers Secondary School pupil Master Luke Blackwell, latter a winner in the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Prior to the start of the parade live music was performed beginning at 1:00pm, with face painting and other side attractions keeping those attending occupied.

The Arch Bar [a favourite abode of the fictional Mikey Ryan], in Liberty Square, hosted a 12-hour Irish Traditional Music Session on the day, to raise funds for the ‘Ciarán’s Cancer Treatment Fund’, latter a seriously ill 4 year old boy, currently undergoing medical treatment for his present condition.

For the first time, RTE television captured video footage of the event; of which a sample of same footage can be VIEWED HERE (Scroll down the page to headline – ‘Limerick, Ennis, Thurles‘).


6 comments to Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024.

  • Michael

    Lovely Pics George.

  • George Willoughby

    Thanks Michael.

  • Katie

    George. Did not take part in our St Patrick’s Day fun this year. Having a knee operation on the 4th April. Can barely walk. You won’t believe how it happened. It was raining as I was driving home from shopping. Opened the back door to get the washing from the clothesline. Totally forgot about the steps and hit a tree and the clothesline. Put my knee out. So George it’s been a nightmare since, Had to see 4 doctors and two Nurses. All telling me the same thing. But it’s good to get it done. Keep save.

  • George Willoughby

    Hi Katie.
    Sorry to hear that. If it is causing you pain or other discomfort, best to get it sorted ASAP. Do take care and allow the healing process. We will all be thinking of you. We wish you a speedy recovery. Best regards, George.

  • Katie

    George. Had my knee operation. Still in terrible pain. You won’t believe it my doctor is on holiday. He will be back on Tuesday. The hospital discharged me after two days, without any medication or even looking at my knee. Hard to believe a hospital like that one was so badly run. At lease George I can see my own doctor on Tuesday and get the urgent help I need so badly.

  • George Willoughby

    Hi Katie, Glad to hear your operation is over. No doubt your doctor will help with future pain relief, until the healing process is fully complete. In the meanwhile, please do take care of yourself.

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