Search for Macroom 'Flower'
With the 2017 St Patrick's Day celebrations looming large on the horizon, the by now annual search to find the person who will be the face of the Macroom celebrations has begun.
The Lee Valley Enterprise Board has announced that entries are now being accepted for the third annual Flower of Macroom - with the lucky winner having the honour of leading the St Patrick's Day parade as its Grand Marshall. An Enterprise Board spokesperson said the popular initiative had gone from strength-to-strength since it was established in 2015.
"Once again we are issuing a rallying cry to businesses, club's and societies from across the Lee Valley region get involved," said the spokesperson.
Each body can enter one candidate to represent them at a special function to be held at the Riverside Park Hotel on Saturday, March 11 at which the 2017 Flower of Macroom will be crowned.
"There are numerous benefits to entering this event, including the promotion of your business, club or society throughout the Lee Valley region and farther afield," said the spokesperson.
"Of course, there are also generous prizes for the winner including a cheque for 500 and the chance to be the Grand Marshall for the Macroom St Patrick's Day parade."
The 2016 Flower of Macroom, Meghan Buckley, who represented the Macroom E Park, urged people to put their names forward for this year's competition.
"It was an honour to have won the Flower of Macroom in 2016. It was a very proud moment and a privilege to hold the title for the year," said Meghan. "I would encourage anyone who is thinking of it to definitely take part," she added.
For information on how to enter contact Joe by email at Iveboard@eircom.net or by phone on 026 20544.