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Sunday 22 October 2017

County Wexford is awash with parades

WEXFORD'S green army will be shaking a shamrock across its towns and villages today as a host of parades take part in all corners of the county.

One parade has already happened: the North Wexford village of Coolgreany was awash with green last Sunday as locals held their annual St. Patrick's Day Parade early.

■ Making their debut in the marching stakes will be Carrig on Bannow. This is the first time ever that Carrig - the home of traditional

■ Irish music in County Wexford - will mark Lá Feile Padraig with a parade, that will move through the village at 2 p.m.

■ Wexford town's own parade precedes this at 11 a.m. with floats and marchers parading along the quayside past a reviewing stand at Wexford bridge.

■ Plenty of colour is on the cards in Taghmon at 2.30 p.m. when the myriad of local groups step it out from the Community Centre. After the parade there will be on street entertainment from Blue Moose in the centre of the village.

■ The fun begins in Enniscorthy at 3 p.m., and this promises to be a lively affair to mark the 1500 celebrations in the town.

■ Bunclody kick off early with groups rallying at the Mill Race at 9.15 p.m. and an estimated start at 10 a.m.

■ Over 40 floats are expected in Clonroche early in the afternoon. The Clonroche parade starts at 1 a.m. from the Church in Cloughbawn.

■ Up north of the County the fun begins in Gorey town at 3 p.m., when the parade will leave the monument and travel to Esmonde Street.

■ Nearby Carnew starts their parade an hour earlier at 2 p.m. This parade starts at the Aughrim Road and finishes at Carnew Mart.

■ In South West Wexford the celebrations commence in Campile after 10.30 a.m. in Horeswood Church, while Graiguenamanagh in Souh Kilkenny have fun organised for 11.30 a.m.

■ New Ross town will shake their shamrocks early in the afternoon with a scheduled start time of 2 p.m.

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