Rathkeale St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Rathkeale has a long tradition of holding St. Patrick’s Day parades in the town. The Rathkeale Community Council played a large role in these parades and ran them for many years in the 1989’s and ‘90s. However, they died out for several years back in 2008.
Anne Gaughan and her team revived them. For seven years they organised and ran a fabulous parade. The crowd grew in numbers, making the Rathkeale parade one of the best in County Limerick. Seven years is a long commitment for a committee and in 2016 the Rathkeale Community Council took over the running of the parade with great help and advice from the old committee. The parade continues to grow in popularity every year, but its success brings an issue to the fore.
The stewards and Gardai have done trojan work, but the next parade will need more. Therefore, we are asking the local community to volunteer as stewards so our parade can go from strength to strength. So keep March 17th a Rathkeale day and play your part by signing up as a volunteer steward today.
Chairman, Rathkeale Community Council
(087) 279 1240
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