Details announced for Newry St. Patrick’s Day 2013
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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Newry Lord Mayor Councillor John McArdle has officially launched St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in Newry.
Newry Town (City) Hall, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, The Cathedral of St. Patrick & St. Colman, St. Patrick’s High Church, Warrenpoint Town Hall and Ross Monument in Rostrevor are just some of the buildings that will enjoy an unusual makeover.
Speaking at the new Cathedral Quarter Festival Space in Marcus Square, Mayor McArdle said, “This year’s St Patrick’s Day theme is celebrating ‘International Myths and Legends’.
“We hope that this attracts a wide range of community, voluntary, sporting and charity groups across the greater Newry & Mourne area to come along and join in our celebrations and create a fantastic display of colour and creative procession.”
Programme of Events:
The annual parade will kick start at 12:00 noon, departing from Albert Basin to Buttercrane Quay, Francis Street, Patrick Street, Monaghan Street, Merchants Quay, Sugar Island, Kildare Street, Hill Street (vehicular floats disperse onto the Mall).
The parade promises to display a fantastic array of colourful and creative pageants, marching bands, floats, street entertainers, cultural celebrations and a terrific light-hearted fusion of music, madness and magic.
Headlining the main stage is Ireland’s newest sensation on the Irish Country music scene, Derek Ryan, followed by the popular Raglan, and renowned local artists The Nooks and Cold Porter. Compere for the afternoon is Paul Clarke from UTV.
The traditional Irish Dancing and Céili will headline the second stage and will also include performances by McCreedy Academy of Irish Dancing and Céili Time by Raymond Carroll Fear a’Ti.
The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre will be a hive of activity, providing traditional music and children’s entertainment. The Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal’s Castle will be hosting a series of storytelling with Fra Gunn including face painting motifs.
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