Financial Impact Raised Over Having No St. Patrick’s Day Parade In Cashel


As St Patricks Day approaches, concerns are being expressed about the financial impact of no parade in Cashel this year. Organisers have opted instead for a static event on the Plaza on March 17th.  

Independent local election candidate Liam Browne says that the loss of a St Patrick’s Day Parade to the town next weekend is a massive own goal, and a lost opportunity to showcase and promote the town, as well as a huge financial blow to many of the town’s businesses, especially those in the hospitality sector.

The announcement of a static event was made a number of weeks ago, and was put down to a lack of volunteers available to run a large-scale event such as the parade.

Mr Browne says the situation cannot be allowed to happen again and that earlier planning is needed to ensure a parade can be organised.

The local election candidate says given the fact that there is a bank holiday weekend this year it is a missed opportunity to have both a parade and an event on the Plaza as part of a long weekend of celebrations.

The Plaza event is set to run from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday March 17th – the organisers say they hope to have a traditional parade next year if public support in participating is evident.