‘’I want to thank all the volunteers that arrived on the day and the committee that gave up there time to do facepainting , to give out lollies , crisps and drinks , to do first aid (Order of Malta) to supervise the route (Clondalkin Localise) to man the stage area and to ensure everyone was safe. Also the 15 Groups that took part , hopefully many more will be on board next year. Also Mayor Fintan Warfield for opening the Clondalkin St Patricks Day Parade We will build it bigger and better going forward. some great suggestions and feedback since the Parade has been noted. The amazing crowd made it a huge task to keep it rolling smoothly and obviously there was some issues that we will address. We are glad that the Parade is back and will work on making it the best. It was Good start considering we had 6 weeks to pull it off , well done to all the groups that took part. Live music , Facepainting and free treats for the kids and no accidents was an achievement – Garda estimate 3,000 but some say 6,000 to 10,000 huge crowd either way. we will build on it. There is a lot of work to be done to make it bigger and better. ‘’

Information on Parade was issued beforehand

  1. Anyone taking part in parade should gather in football field inside the main gate of Corkagh Park between 130-2 tomorrow (St Johns entrance). Anyone not in a group can march at end of parade with an adult. 2. Parade will start at 2.30-430 depending on amount of entries. 3. Music will be from 130 to 5 in main car park at St Johns…. 4. Volunteer Face painters will be on hand to add some Irish culture for the Kids. 5. Parking will be limited as Viewing/Music area is at Main car park (St Johns) People are advised to leave there car at home and walk to park where possible – Guards will supervise park. 6. People can view parade along route but must leave paths free for those marching. 7. We ask that everyone use Bins provided to keep the park clean 8. We ask that all children are well supervised by the adults accompanying them. 9. Any food stalls or Ice cream vans are not part of our parade but will be in the park