Up to 35 floats entered in Strokestown Parade

The scene is set for this year’s Strokestown Easter Parade which takes place this Sunday at 3 pm in town. The parade, held under the auspices of Strokestown Community Development Association, has become a major annual event in the town over the past ten years.    Up to 35 floats are lined up for this year’s event with the vast majority coming from the voluntary and community sector.    All voluntary clubs in the area are keen to take part each year and already for this years event a number have indicated they will be participating. All voluntary and community floats are free of charge and commercial cost just €30. All groups must register their floats this week for the event at Strokestown Community Development office at Bawn St.   Once again this year the committee are relying on the goodwill of the community in the Strokestown Area and Leo and Chrissie Cox and family of Percy French Hotel are the main sponsor followed by Ray’s Sportsman’s bar who also have given very generous sponsorship. The committee also want to thank the other business people and individuals for their great support for their recent support for the table quiz ran to defray costs of parade.   All floats must be in town no later than a quarter to three and the parade will commence on Booreen road as usual. It takes the usual route down Elphin St., through the Square past the reviewing stand down Bridge St., out Dublin road to Westward Ltd., back up Bridge St. and on to Church St., where the parade will end in the vicinity of Brogans garage.   Diversions will be in place on the N5 with traffic  coming from the West diverting in Tulsk village and at Fourmilehouse. Meanwhile traffic coming into Strokestown from Dublin will divert at Westward on to Fourmilehouse and then on to Tulsk. Strokestown Community Development Association ask the motoring public for their co-operation as well as the hundreds expected in town for the event. The committee want to express their thanks to the people who help steward the event as well as the local Gardai for their help.   Finally, Strokestown Community Development Association appeal to all businesses and voluntary groups to participate in Sunday’s event which commences at 3 pm sharp.   For further details contact 071-96-33759,086-8975006 or 087-1385821.  St. Barry’s draw this weekend St. Barry’s major GAA draw will take place this Easter Sunday night in Keenans of Tarmonbarry. The last few hundred tickets are now on sale and you have a chance to win a car or several good cash prizes. The club are carrying out major works at their facility in Tarmonbarry and were allocated Lotto money to carry out major work.