Kilcormac set to paint the town green for St Patrick’s Day

THE Kilcormac St Patrick’s Day parade is an eagerly anticipated event in the social calendar of the local area and this year the excitement is already building. As well as floats from regular participants there is fancy dress fun for the children.

THE Kilcormac St Patrick’s Day parade is an eagerly anticipated event in the social calendar of the local area and this year the excitement is already building. As well as floats from regular participants there is fancy dress fun for the children.

The organising committee are polishing up the silverware and local business sponsors are eagerly anticipating the influx of visitors to Kilcormac for the day of fun and festivities.

The 18 to 30’s category is always hotly contested and last year saw some fabulous entrants in this category including ‘The Royal Flush’ based on the theme of the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton another notable entry in this category in 2011 was ‘We’ve all gone under – to the land down under’.

Other very imaginative entries in 2011 parade were two different interpretations of the Chilean Miners rescue and the Phantom Thresher as well as our very own Operation Transformation Kilcormac Style!

2011 also saw excellent entries from Broughal school and Scoil Mhuire and the organisers hope to have even more schools participating in the parade this year.

The overall prize in 2011 parade was awarded to the fantastic float which depicted the first Aer Lingus flight and marked the 75th year of that Airline in business. This float had a plane and runway. It will certainly take great imagination to have as worthy a winner in 2012.

If your interest is Vintage tractors and cars there is a wide range of vintage entrants in the parade each year and this makes the Kilcormac Parade worth coming along to as a spectator for all you vintage enthusiasts.

With prizes for Best group display, Best Vintage vehicle, Most Original float, Fancy Dress for adults and children and many more categories it looks like Kilcormac is the place to be on St Patricks Day 2012.

If you would like to see pictures from the 2011 parade and keep up to date with plans for 2012 visit our facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kilcormac on March 17.