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

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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.