St Patrick’s Day parade in Athlone is back on


There’s a call out for businesses, community and cultural groups to get involved in Athlone’s St Patrick’s Day parade.

It’s back on after some doubt, due to the poor response to calls for a new organising committee to come together – however, with the real prospect of no parade taking place, the Chamber of Commerce stepped in.


The parade will take place on the Sunday, March 15th because many of the floats that were hoped would feature are committed elsewhere on the 17th.

CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Gerry McInerney explains.