CASTLEBLAYNEY TO STAGE BIGGEST-EVER MAY DAY PARADE

29 April 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PATSY McARDLE
CASTLEBLAYNEY is set to host the biggest-ever annual May Day Bank Holiday parade on Monday next, with a huge turn-out of marching bands, industrialfloats,representatives from various organisations and community groups, including the voluntary sector, local schools and the public services.
Local Chamber of Commerce President Mr. Patrick McFadden of the Glencarn Hotel, said this week they were delighted by the build-up of public interest in the parade, which should attract huge crowds to the town.
“We are delighted by the excellent support already evident from all sectors in the commercial and social sphere for this year’s event, which should portray a very positive image for the future of our town, ” he said.
Apart from the line-up of bands, he said they hoped to welcome some very colourful floats which depict successful enterprises, projects, and achievements.
This year, the Chamber has decided to bestow the honour of Chief Marshal on the well known local law clerk and esteemed sports writer of yesteryear, Mr. Liam McGrath, popularly known as “Liam Mac”.
Mr.McGrath, after whose long Blayney-rooted family, a link-road has already been named in Castleblayney, is to receive a special presentation from the Chamber of Commerce on the day.

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