Sunday 9 December 2018

Zoe to be parade grand marshal

Olivia Ryan

Internationally acclaimed musician Zoe Conway has been announced as this year's Grand Marshall for the Dundalk St Patrick's Day Parade.

Zoe said this week that she was 'Thrilled and honoured' to be invited to take the premier spot in the Dundalk event which gets underway at 1pm on March 17th.

'This is so special to me. I'm proud to be from Dundalk and so was absolutely thrilled and honoured to be asked to be Grand Marshall.'

Zoe has earned a well deserved international reputation performing across the globe and sharing the stage with many including Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed and Nick Cave to name but a few.

Zoe admitted it has been a hard secret to keep for a short time. 'I was asked recently but I only told my parents - now it's all official and out in the open I can't wait to get talking to friends and family - I know they'll all be at the parade to cheer me and others on'.

The mum of two said she was sure her children are going to be ecstatic and hopes to join last year's Grand Marshall Eve McCrystal in taking them with her on the parade route.

Zoe felt it is very poignant that she has been invited to be Grand Marshall in the year that the Parade theme is 'Dream Big Dundalk' with main sponsors Dundalk Credit Union.

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