Best St Patrick’s Day Window Display In Tipp Town Revealed

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The Tipperary Town St Patrick’s Day Parade has announced the winners of the best Window Display and the best Parade Floats for the 2024 Parade.

The winning window display chosen by volunteers and Julie Walsh of Julie Children’s Wear on the Main Street emerged as the winner.  The Parade float contest resulted in joint winners. The title is shared between the Moorehaven Centre with the help of  Doon Vintage Rally and Irish Trikes and the Rock Marshals MCC motorcycle Club. 

Cara Darmody, the teenage autism campaigner from Ardfinnan was the Special Guest at the Tipperary town Parade  and had the arduous task of judging the float entries.

The Tipperary town St Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Saturday March 16th to facilitate a request from the Marching Mizzous, the Band from the University of Missouri.

The band also took part in the Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade where they were awarded the title of Best Overall Band at the 2024 Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade.

The band held a banquet on Tuesday and Director Amy Knopps informed the band members, all students at the University  of Missouri of their success.

The University of Missouri’s marching band outshined 13 other bands from Ireland, France, and the United States at the Dublin event. 

 Over 300 members of the Band and approximately 70 family and friends visited Tipperary town on Saturday March 16th.

The University has approximately 35,000 students and also hosts KOMU8 – an NBC affiliated TV station. KOMU 8 is the only major network affiliate in the United States that acts as a university-owned commercial television station utilizing its newsroom as a working lab for students.

The band’s trip to Ireland is being well reported in Missouri as it highlights their trip to Tipperary town to  collaborate with the CJ Kickham band to celebrate the shared musical heritage between the town and the university.

The band’s feature march  is “Every True Son” set to the tune of “It’s a long way to Tipperary”.