Thurles, St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Thurles 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday March 17th, beginning at 4pm from Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This years theme is ‘Sporting Heroes Throughout The Ages’ providing plenty of scope for local clubs and organisations to highlight major sporting achievements or sporting heroes over the years. There is a total of €2,500 in prize funds and trophies for a wide variety of categories from the ‘Best Marching Band’ to the ‘Best Float’ and ‘Best School Entry’. There will be a number of attractions, consisting of marching bands, the Jim O’ The Mills traditional group will play in the centre of Liberty Square and in the lower square there will be a new small animal attraction with other street entertainment. The Thurles Parade is very dependent on sponsorship and the committee are asking that all sponsors old and new would give generously and enable Thurles to provide a St.