Clonmel’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022 will celebrate on the Streets of Clonmel on Thursday 17th March at 3pm

by admin on 23/02/2022

The St Patricks Day Committee have been working away for the past few weeks getting ready for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Clonmel. We are delighted this year to have Danny Carroll as our Grand Marshall for the day.

Danny Carroll, also known as Clonmel’s Mr. Music Man has worked with numerous musical societies in Co. Tipperary including St. Mary’s Choral Society, Clonmel, Thurles, Tipperary, Carrick-on-Suir, Nenagh and Dundrum. He is also involved with such diverse musical activities as Banna Chluain Meala, the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra, the Premier Swing Band and the Clonmel Concert Band.

He is a 6 time winner of the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Best Musical Director Award, including winning the award 3 years in a row with Rock Nativity (1987: St. Mary’s Choral Society, Clonmel); Fiddler on the Roof (1988: Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society) and Man of La Mancha (1989: St. Mary’s Choral Society, Clonmel).

Danny Carroll has also won the Best Musical Director Award at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera on 2 occasions with Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society.

He was a founder of Banna Chluain Meala in 1971 (also known as Clonmel Youth Marching Band), which continues to prosper and for which he continues as Assistant Musical Director, having been Musical Director for many years. He has also been the Musical Director of the Clonmel Concert Band since its formation in 2011 which is the senior section whose members are almost all former Banna members. Danny has led the Clonmel Concert Band to great success in performances with various choirs and soloists in Clonmel, Fethard, Thurles, Bagenalstown and further afield and also competing with great success at the Annual South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Danny Carroll – Banna Chluain Meala

Grand Marshal – St Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

The day will commence with a flag raising ceremony at St. Patrick’s Well at 8.30am. The morning parade leaves Mitchell Street this year at 11.30am. St. Mary’s Church mass at 12 noon will be celebrated in Irish and the parade which will be led by Banna Chluain Meala will include the Grand Marshall, Councillors and dignitaries. The starting area for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which commences at 3pm on Thursday 17th March 2022, is Irishtown (Upper & Lower Irishtown) and it will follow the same route through the town as previous years to finish in Parnell Street outside the former Town Hall.

  • Any groups wishing to participate in the Parade can do so up until Friday March 11th 2022 by going online to: https://www.countytipperarychamber.com/
  • Complete the form and submit it to County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce.
  • For further details, contact Carol Creighton, Clonmel Borough District at 0818 06 5869
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1st Prize for best Parade entry is €500, 2nd prize €300 and 3rd Prize €200.

For shop owners in the town there will be 3 top prizes for the best dressed window display for St Patricks Day

 
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