St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castleconnell was a huge success this year following the absence of same over the last 2 years to the Covid 19 pandemic.   Organised by the ACM Community Centre in Shannon House, spectators exceeded over 3,000 people and participants this year surpassed all years since the parade was restarted in the village over 20 years ago.   Many thanks to the ever-entertaining David O’Hora who was the MC on the day, thanks to our multinational parade judges Jackie Maher (Poland), Agata Lynch (Uganda), Chris Boorman (United Kingdom) and Tracey Skehan (Ireland) – they had a hard job but did it well!

Thanks also to the ACM Committee and all the community volunteers who organised and made the parade a safe event, thanks to Castleconnell Unity Credit Union for their support,  and last but not least, thanks to all our spectators and participants for showing up in numbers and making the parade such an exciting day for all!

Parade winners were as follows:

  • Most Colourful – Lisnagry Soccer Club
  • Most Humorous – ACM Scarefest
  • Most Entertaining – Nicole Sweeney Dance School
  • Best Use of Recycled Materials (sponsored by Tidy Towns) – Limerick Youth Service
  • Best Overall – Ahane Scouts