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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

Clondalkin Parade 2024

Posted by Francis on March 21, 2024
Posted in Clondalkin St Patricks Festival 

Cllr Timmons says “this year was the biggest parade yet in Clondalkin with 10,000 + spectators and 1,150+ taking part from 30 groups taking part. The weather stayed good and the atmosphere was electric as the community spirit that is Clondalkin shone bright. Clondalkin is often in the news for the wrong reasons, but the parade showcased all that is good about Clondalkin , i want to thank the committee , volunteers , An Garda Síochána , South Dublin County Council , our sponsors and everyone who played a part in parade 2024 ,  onwards and upwards to parade 2025 which will be our tenth parade”

Cllr Timmons says ‘’From 3 top bands to dance groups to Karate groups to vintage cars to Clondalkin Motorcycle Club and much more , there was something for Everyone we are so proud that everyone who took part entertain the crowds and showcased our great community’’.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ this years parade included a sensory bus and area for people with sensory needs , a wheelchair area and was fully inclusive and a real community event that was full of diversity and inclusion. I was delighted as chair to see so many taking part and so many turning up to cheer them on’’

Cllr Timmons says ‘’Everyone that took part was a winner but the grand Marshall Hannah Tyrell and the mayor Alan Edge selected the below award winners’’

And The award winners are:

Overall Winners – The Gladiators

Best Newcomer – The sky Twirlers

Most Creative – The Gladiators

Best walking group – Newlands Taekwon-do club

Best Dance Group – LD Dance school

Best Float – Áras Chrónáin 


Patricks day Parade 2024

Posted by Francis on March 10, 2024
Posted in Clondalkin St Patricks FestivalLatest News 


Clondalkin Patricks day Parade 2024

Posted by Francis on March 6, 2024
Posted in Clondalkin St Patricks FestivalLatest News 

Cllr Timmons Parade Chair says ‘’I am delighted  that the Clondalkin Patricks day Parade will be the biggest yet  in Clondalkin village on March 17th,  The Grand Marshall for this year is Hannah Tyrell, , The Clondalkin Patricks day Parade is always a family day out, We are sending out a callout to get involved and let’s make it the biggest and best parade so far! The feedback so far has been very positive and a lot are looking forward to a family day out full of fun and laughs. The K&G funfair will also be back in Tuthills car park on the day along with DJ Joey Howe keeping the crowd entertained. Rams will keep the crowd entertained before the Parade, the roads close at 1, there will be Lots for everyone to see and do and have fun we all need a bit of fun and a good day out, we need Participants and in particular  volunteers to make it the best parade yet by helping steward yhe parade and others to deess up,  we can supply the costumes The parade is a chance to showcase all that is good about Clondalkin ’’

Cllr Timmons says “We have sensory street in Qs carpark and the Round Tower Visitor centre with a sensory bus for people with additional needs, we also have a whealchair section outside the council office. People with buggies , prams and walkers are advised to line up on Orchard Road as theres more space there.”

Cllr Timmons says “i am very proud to lead the committee of Darren Lamont , jean Brotlebank , Lorraine O Brien and Pauöa Galvin who have worked hard to make the parade happen”