An absolute Offaly legend will lead Rhode's St. Patrick's Day parade

The toughest Grand Marshal anywhere in the country

Justin Kelly

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Rhode GAA

Rhode GAA

Following an historic first for the Rhode parish last year, organisers are delighted to announce that plans are at an advanced stage for Rhode's second St. Patrick's Day Parade with many groups and organisations taking part.

Everyone in the parish and beyond is encouraged to get involved by walking in the parade, dressing up or entering a float. 'Colour and Craic' is the theme of the parade. 

All households along the parade route, which runs from Fr.Dowling Park to Killeen's Car Park, are kindly asked to decorate their houses/road with brightly coloured bunting and flags. 

Grand Marshal for this year's Parade is the legendary Paddy McCormack, "The Iron Man from Rhode." The infamous fullback won five Leinster and two All-Ireland titles with Offaly. 

RTE will also be joining the parish on the day to film the parade for national viewing on the RTE News programme. 

The parade gets underway at 10am, so join us on March 17 in the little village for a morning of celebration and fun, followed by refreshments and music. 

Further inquiries to Stephan Darby 086 8452132 or Peter Kilmurray 087 6457554.