For the first year ever Dundalk FM will have a live broadcast of Dundalk’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 17th. The parade which is sponsored by Longwalk Shopping Centre is set to take place at 1pm and will be fully broadcast by Dundalk FM.
Dundalk FM will also broadcast a pre-parade build up from 12-1pm that will include interviews from friends and family from the Dundalk area that are now living abroad. Dundalk FM are looking for the contact numbers of these ex natives of Dundalk to talk to them about St. Patrick’s Day and their family and friends still at home. So if you have any contact details please contact Paddy Mac at Dundalk FM on 042 9395100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From 1pm on the parade will then be broadcast live on Dundalk FM and the MC for the day will be Michael Duffy. There will be large radio towers placed along the route carrying the parade commentary around Dundalk town. Sports clubs, Dance groups, Traditional Irish bands, Marching bands and other local clubs and societies are guarantees for the Parade which will commence as usual at 1pm from Patrick St.
Dundalk FM hopes to broadcast to people who are unable to attend the parade for on the day so they do not miss out on Dundalk’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The theme for the festival this year is “Land of Legends…and Full of Life”, which is based around the story of the Tain. An X Factor Competition is currently underway with the people of Dundalk voting for their Cuchulainn and Queen Meabh who will be the Grand Marshals in the parade.
There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages straight after the parade in Dundalk. Winners of the various categories in this year’s parade will be presented at a special ceremony in the Longwalk Shopping Centre from 3pm.