Cork Centenarians invited to take part in Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade

Cork City Council is inviting Cork’s centenarian citizens, who are celebrating their 100th birthday this year, to take part in the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th.

The theme for the parade is ‘1916 the legacy’ and these citizens, who were born when the history of our modern nation was being forged, are our legacy.

Anyone aged 100 or over that is interested in participating can contact Robbie Crowley at Cork City Council (021) 496 6222.

The Cork St Patrick’s Festival runs from 17-20 March, and will be filled with free family fun and lots of 1916 commemoration events.  Festivities will kick off with the Parade on St. Patrick’s Day, which will feature jaw dropping street theatre, pageantry, and up to 3000 people from community and voluntary groups.   If you can’t make it into the parade, fear not as it will be streamed live on www.corkcity.ie/tv and www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie.

Over the 4 days the streets of Cork will be awash with talented mime artists, jugglers and magicians from around the world, and there will be a fantastic line-up of free live music for families on the stage at Grand Parade and trad music in bars throughout the city with The Lee Sessions.

There will also be free creative workshops for kids in Bishop Lucey Park on Saturday and Sunday and a local food and crafts market on the Grand Parade from 10am-6pm on 17, 19 & 20 of March.

The Cork St. Patrick’s Festival is organised by Cork City Council and proudly supported by Cork Airport, The Evening Echo and Cork’s RedFM.

For further information see www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie, Facebook @corkstpatricksfestival, or Twitter @corkpaddysfest.

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