Wednesday 16 October 2019

History is made with the Harrow parade

Caroline Farrington and Gertrude Rolands
Caroline Farrington and Gertrude Rolands
Horse power of all varieties at the inaugural St Patrick’s Day parade at The Harrow

Brendan Keane

This year's St Patrick's Day festivities saw an inaugural parade taking place at the Harrow and it proved to be a great event. The organisers were delighted with the turnout describing it as a 'fantastic parade'.

One of those involved with the organising committee, Caroline Farrington, said it was the result of 'a great community effort'.

Over 60 participants took part and they included some of the most prestigious figures in history including 'St Patrick' himself and 'President Donald Trump'. Fr Murphy took part on horseback and the Grand Marshal was Seamus Burke.

There was a large number of floats involved in addition to vintage cars, tractors and motorbikes as well as a 'Brexit' float and representatives of Monageer GAA and camogie club. From stilt walkers to novelty floats, it was an event that had it all while the main street in the village was decorated with bunting, flags and balloons.

'The whole street looked beautiful decked out in bunting flags and balloons,' said Ms Farrington.

'Everyone really enjoyed the day and said it was the best one they've seen for years,' she added.

Enniscorthy Guardian