New date for Clane festival awards at Westgrove Hotel

April 7

Henry Bauress

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New date for Clane festival awards at Westgrove Hotel

Good crowds for recent festival

The postponed awards night for the Clane Festival and a 60’s night will take place on Saturday, April 7 (8pm).

Due to snow on March 18, the organisers opted to call off the events for that night.

According to spokesperson, Mary Dunne, the Festival and parade event, in particular, went very well.

“We had such a lovely selection of very creative Floats in our Parade,” she said. “We had over thirty floats this year on what was the coldest Parade in our history but it was a great day," she said.

Lord Mayor, Des Marron, came along in an open top car.

Grand Marshal, Des Hopkins, arrived on a vintage bike. Both were escorted down the street by the very talented Vicky Barry Performing Arts Dancers.

The Newbridge Wind Ensemble Marching Band and also the Maynooth Brass and Reed Band.

Bagpiper, Sean Kelly, accompanied the Colour Party made up of local man and Kildare hurler captain, Christopher Bonus, Sergeant Tighearnan O’Brien, Allenwood and Sergeant Gavin McQuillan, Kildare.

The Parade took almost an hour to get down main street. Clane Musical Society also entertained the crowd.