Weather fails to dampen spirits in Leixlip, Kilcock and Maynooth

WEATHER failed to dampen the parade spirit in north Kildare on March 17, writes Henry Bauress.

WEATHER failed to dampen the parade spirit in north Kildare on March 17, writes Henry Bauress.

Forty one floats took party in the Maynooth parade.

“Some say it was the best quality parade we have had,” said chief organiser, Cllr. John McGinley.

Meanwhile, Leixlip had its first ever parade – and joint organiser, Cllr. Denis McCarthy, said they were delighted with the turnout for the 23-float parade, which was led by Grand Marshall, Conor O’Brien.

Organisers had hoped they might qualify as the shortest parade in the country, with the event taking just six minutes. A very large St. Patrick was also displayed.

Cllr. McCarthy said this was a first for them, and he believes Leixlip will follow up with a bigger event next year.

Tara Lane, Kilcock Business Association, organiser of the Duck Race said they were delighted with events there.