Edenderry St. Patrick's Day parade saved after 'positive' public meeting

A new committee has been formed

Justin Kelly

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Edenderry St. Patrick's Day parade saved after 'positive' public meeting

Edenderry St. Patrick's Day parade saved after 'positive' public meeting

The people behind the Edenderry St. Patrick's Day have announced good news after forming a new committee to begin work on the 2018 parade.

"We had a good turnout from the public allowing us to form a new committee! But we can't stop there, not only do we need help from the community, we are asking all businesses within the town to come together to help make this parade a reality," a statement read.

The Edenderry parade has been thrilling the people of the town for seven years now, with Edenderry Town Soccer Club the driving force behind its revival. 

Their members continue to tog out on the day as stewards, with dozens of clubs coming on board in the intervening years to make the parade a truly community spectacle.

There had been fears late in 2017 that the parade may not get the numbers of volunteers needed to keep the event on the road, but an incredible turnout on Tuesday night at Larkin's Pub in Edenderry has secured its future.

For those who think they could lend a hand as preparations commence for this year's parade, you can contact the committee through the 'Edenderry Parade' Facebook page. 

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