Parade, calf raffle, RTÉ and soap box derby - Rathdowney has it all on St Patrick's Day

Parade set to be broadcast on RTÉ parades highlight from around Ireland

By Conor Ganly


By Conor Ganly


St Patrick's Day parades

RTÉ coming to Rathdowney

Rathdowney will have the pleasure of welcoming RTÉ cameras to the town for the St Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade will be starting from St Fergal’s College meeting from 11.30am for registration floats and groups cost €20. The parade this year will be led by Mrs Finane starting at 1pm through the town to Dorothy's cross and back to the square where tea/coffee and refreshments will be served in the Parochial Hall.

There will also be face painting and a kiddies disco tots to teens €3 starting at 3pm. There is a picture slide show in O'Malley’s Bar starting at 3.30pm of Rathdowney reeling in the years, loads of live music from local bands and musicians on the day and a raffle for an Anugs Calf.

The plaque for the best float was kindly donated by Michael Madden.

Hopefully the weather will not go against Rathdowney's first ever soap box derby also planned for the big day. 

Please come along and show your support for more details please contact Aidan 089 4459528 or Mary on 087 2849268.