St. Patrick’s Parade 2023

March 19th, 2023 | Posted by arlenewhite in Arts | Entertainment | Family | Fun | Music

We were so delighted to see so many people lining the streets of Ballina and Killaloe to help us celebrate our patron saint.

The organising committee would like to say a huge thank you to all those who helped make the day such a success –

Inspector Michella Moloney, Sergeant Annette Ryan and members of the Killaloe Gardaí for their excellent work in ensuring the safe and successful running of the parade.

We are very grateful to you all.

Killaloe Fire Brigade

The Killaloe Coastguard Unit for a fantastic display of their services

St. Patrick; our drummers led by Boris Hunka, and our Piper Brian O’Connell

Giggles Entertainment who were delighted to mix with you all during the parade

All the voluntary clubs & organisations, individuals and businesses who put so much work into preparing their floats for the day –

Ballina Camogie; Ballina Ladies FC; Birdhill FC, Ború Blazers, Ború Tri-Club; Brian Ború on the Hill; Car Pal; Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticia; Irish Guide Dogs Volunteers; Killaloe 5th/22nd Scout Group, Lough Derg FC, Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club, Mike McGrath Haulage, My Next Adventure; Smith O’Brien’s GAA and Camogie and a fantastic collection of classic cars from Nenagh Classic Car club.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the floats who continued from the Green to Lakes Nursing Home to entertain the many residents who were getting into the spirit of our feast day

Our sponsors, without whom the running of such a successful parade would not have been possible: Clare County Council and Tipperary County Council,

Allied Irish Bank, Birdhill Tidy Towns, Ború Blazers, Brian Ború on the Hill, Carpal, Collins Pharmacy Ballina, Collins Pharmacy Killaloe, Derg Credit Union, Derg House Cafe, Farrell’s Centra, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Larkin’s Gala, McKeogh’s Hardware, RAW Cafe & Interiors, Strands Hair Salon, Therese’s Hair Salon, Strands Hair Salon, Smith O’Briens GAA & Camogie clubs and Walsh’s Bar.

The dignitaries who attended the parade and those who were present on the reviewing stand – Councillor Fiona Bonfield, Councillor Phyll Bugler, Cllr. John Carroll, Rev. Paul Fitzpatrick, Fr. James Grace, Fr. Tom Lanigan-Ryan, Cllr. Rocky McGrath, Inspector Michella Moloney.

Mike McGrath Haulage for providing the reviewing stand for the parade,

Killaloe Flowers for beautifully decorating the reviewing stand,

Mike McKee for providing the PA for the day,

Ballina GAA club,

Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, the parade stewards, judges & all those who helped with the preparations on the day.

We would also like to congratulate the winners on the day –

Best Overall Float: Birdhill Tidy Towns

Most Colourful: Killaloe Boys National School

Best Business Float: My Next Adventure

Best Voluntary Organisation: Killaloe 5th/22nd Scout Group,

Special Merit Award: Lough Derg Sub Aqua

Best Dressed Window: Derg House Cafe, Killaloe


We look forward to seeing you for Féile Brian Ború 2023 which this year will take place from Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th July.

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