News — 07 March 2015

Ray Butler TD, chief organiser of the Celtic Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade, said plans are advancing well for the event and a number of floats have already registered.

The official launch of the festival takes place in Trim Library, on Friday, 13th March, at 3.30 when a new model of the Blackfriary will be unveiled by Deputy Butler. Model created by Joseph O’Donohoe and supported by Trim Tidy Towns.

On St Patrick’s Day, the traditional pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Well takes place at 11.30 with the Daft Raft Race at 1.30pm and the St Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 3pm. On St. Patrick’s night there is a presentation to the winning floats and groups in the Bounty Bar at 8.00, followed by a traditional Irish céilí in the Diocesan Hall. Enter your float by contacting Ray Butler’s office on 046 9486717.

Other events taking place during the Celtic Festival include the finals of the Celtic Pub Soccer league, the Celtic Darts League and on Sunday 15th March the Tara Shamrocks will be playing in the Bounty Bar.

On Monday 18th March there will be a tree planting in memory of Dermot Lyons RIP, volunteer with Trim Tidy Towns. That evening there will be a presentation to Trim Tidy Towns success with Gold Medal in Tidy Towns Competition and Tidy Towns Presentation to the Winners of their Trim Pride Of Place Competition.

“We want people to come out and enjoy themselves. Anyone with any fresh ideas for involving more people and particularly young people and children please feel free to contact me.” said Deputy Butler.

Entry forms for St. Patrick’s Day parade from Ray Butler’s office Tel: 046 9486717 or email


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