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Green shone brightest at the late afternoon Millstreet Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. Favourable conditions added to the staging to allow throngs line the pavements to enjoy the proceedings promoted by Millstreet Community Council.
Earlier in the day, Millstreet Pipe Band performed in Ballydaly, returning in good time for a recital during and after 11.30am Mass in Millstreet, travelling onto Killarney and finished off a hectic schedule to head their home hosting. For the big parade, a warm welcome greeted Ukrainian friends currently based in Millstreet.
Commercial interests together with sporting, voluntary, school and cultural outlets offered diverse viewing, colourful costumes and floats as did a vintage car and tractor display to add enormously to the enjoyment of
the proceedings compered by Community Council Chairman Noel Buckley.
Participants from the greater Duhallow and Mid Cork region broadened the interest, reviewing the parade in the Town Square were the organising committee and Community Council officers in the company of Canon John Fitzgerald and public representatives Michael Moynihan TD, Andrias Moynihan, TD, Michael Creed, TD; Cllr. Eileen Lynch, Cllr Ted Lucey, Cllr Gobnait Moynihan and Cllr. Michael Looney.
K&L took the Denny Pop McSweeney Memorial Trophy for Best Commercial fleet. The Best float accolade belonged to Millstreet Community Singers with Ballinagree in runner up place. Also recognized in the various categories were Ballinagree, Best Vintage; Millstreet Set Dancers, Best Group and Amada Wright with Ava as Best Dressed Pet.
The Best Window prize was awarded to Christy’s Family Restaurant. Supplementing the programme was entertainment provided by Peter Lane and Blackwater Sound in addition to music in the local hostelries.