St. Patrick’s Day ‘Craic at the Crossroads’ in Ballintubber

The people of Ballintubber are up to their old tricks again. They are ready and rearing to go to bring about one of the biggest and brightest St. Patrick’s Day Parades yet commencing at 3 pm at the crossroads.

  Last year’s parade brought together families, couples, dogs and horses from all around Roscommon with over 3,500 people attending the day’s activities.

  The affectionate community of Ballintubber have not let us down with their parade antics before and this year promises to be no different. The entertainment for this year’s parade will be the talk of the county for both the boisterous young and the marvellously mature.

  Those who have attended Ballintubber’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the past will recall the laughter, the originality, the smiles and the huge welcome received from the locals of Ballintubber.

  The welcome was so well received last year the RTE cameras for the Six One News didn’t want to leave the neighbourly and lively atmosphere as they commented that Balintubber’s parade was incredibly entertaining and so full of character and colour.

  The street entertainment this year will begin with Castlerea Brass and Reed Band and followed throughout the day with Bozo the clown, face painting, bouncing castles, Minnie and Mickey Mouse and Donald and Maizey Mouse armed with Easter eggs, local musicians, children`s amusements as well as plenty of activity stalls to keep the young and the young at heart entertained.

  A special thanks to Paschal Fitzmaurice and the Castlerea festival committee for their help and support this year and previous years.