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Greystones Churches Together on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019 11:45 am to 1:45 pm

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greystones is always a hugely positive event, where community organisations come together to celebrate our national saint, and our island culture. This year, several local churches have decided to collaborate in celebrating our joint Christian heritage. Members of Holy Rosary Church, the Presbyterian Church, St. Patrick’s Church have been working on a float that would embrace all Christian traditions present in our town. This float would parade under the banner of ‘Greystones Churches Together’, with the proposed theme being ‘Land of Saints and Scholars’.

We’re inviting all pupils of local schools to join in with our parade float. We would encourage children either to dress as a Celtic saint, perhaps the ‘patron saint’ for their school (Kevin, Patrick, Brigid, Lawrence), or simply to wear their school uniform. We would also suggest that, perhaps as part of a school project, children make and bring a symbol of their school’s patron saint (by way of suggestion: a shamrock, a St. Brigid cross, a blackbird, or a mitre) which they can carry in the parade. We will need parents also to help and join the walk.

Children would arrive at the designated area on Mill Road no later than 11.45, in order to parade at 12. Warm clothing is highly recommended, weather depending. Parents with younger children should bring up the rear of the float, in order to ensure children arrive safely at the parade’s end.


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