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Festival of music and dance to take place in Dundalk this St Patrick’s Day

Festival of music and dance to take place in Dundalk this St Patrick’s Day

A festival of music and dance has been agreed upon to take place in Dundalk this St Patrick’s Day.

The event, full details of which will be revealed soon, will take place on March 17th from 2pm to 5pm at the Market Square.

The event has been organised in place of the traditional St Patrick’s Day parade, which will not be taking place this year.

After Dundalk Chamber of Commerce announced late last year that they would no longer be able to organise a parade, a new committee was formed at a January meeting in the County Museum to take over the event.

The group determined it was too late to organise a parade for this year with the ongoing redevelopment works on Clanbrassil Street further complicating matters.

They have vowed to make the best of the situation this year before staying together to organise the 2020 event.

Writing on their Facebook page, the group said: “There may not be a parade but there certainly will be celebrations of local artist in music and dance on St.Patrick’s Day at the Market Square.”

Wristband’s for the St.Patrick’s Day family fun area will go on sale from next week at Stitchcraft on Earl Street. The €6 wristbands will give you unlimited access to amusements (age & height permitting).

The new committee is chaired by Cllr Conor Keelan and includes fellow Cllr Anne Campbell, former local councillor Kevin Meenan, Maria O’Toole from PayPal, Shane McBride from Pelican Promotions and Kayleigh Mulligan from the Louth Volunteer Centre.

Further details can be found on the Facebook events page here.


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