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Monday 20 November 2017

Thousands to line the streets of Enniscorthy for parade

Sara Gahan

ENNISCORTHY

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets for this year's Enniscorthy St Patrick's Day parade at 3 p.m.

Floats, tractors and vintage machines will meet at the Promenade from 1.30 p.m. while marchers will assemble at St Senan's Church from 2 p.m.

The marchers will depart from the church at 3 p.m. led by the Army Reserve Colour Party.

They will continue along Templeshannon Quay, go over Séamus Rafter Bridge, past the Reviewing Platform, then turn left into Mill Park Road at the Post Office, take the first right up Friary Hill, turn right into Court Street, proceed down Rafter Street, turn left into Weafer Street, then along Pig Market Hill, turn right at Doyle's Corner into Duffry Street (Cathedral Street), pass St Aidan's Church, then onto the Main Street and Market Square, where the Marchers will then be diverted to Weafer Street.

Floats and vehicles will join the parade at Séamus Rafter Bridge after all the marchers pass by and turn left at the Post Office and proceed along Mill Park Road to Arnold's Cross where they will turn right at the 1798 Centre and go along Parnell Road and rejoin the marchers on Duffry Hill.

To help relieve traffic congestion in Market Square, HGVs and buses will be diverted onto Nunnery Road at Doyles Corner, Duffry Gate.

Horses or animals will not be allowed to take part in the Parade this year due to health and safety regulations, insurance implications and advice from An Garda Siochána.

Prior to the parade starting, there will be children's entertainment in Market Square at 2 p.m. with music, dance and free face-painting.

The groups this year taking part in the parade are the United Nations Veteran's Association, Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen, Athletic, GAA, Rugby, Hockey, Soccer and Boxing Clubs, Ferns Diocesan Youth Service, Scouts, Guides and Brownies, Dancing Schools, Gymnasts, plus various floats, vehicles and vintage machines.

Music in the parade will be provided by the Northfield Caledonia Pipes and Drums Band, Birmingham, and St Colman's Pipe Band, Ballindaggin.

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