Moycullen St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee/ Coiste Paráid lá Fhéile Pádraig Mhaigh Cuilinn
The second Paráid Lá Fhéile Pádraig in Maigh Cuilinn was a resounding success. Over 50 floats representing commercial companies, sporting and social organisations, local community groups etc. took part. The colourful floats and the vibrancy of the marching groups livened up a cold but dry day. A large number of spectators lined the route and they thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle.
Bhí balúin agus stiallbhratacha ar fud an tsráidbhaile agus bhí an t-atmaisféar féiltiúil i rith an deireadh seachtaine. Bhí seisiúin ceoil ar an dá ardán agus sna tithe tábhairne i gcaitheamh an lae.
This year, the entries were creative and amusing and after great deliberation the judges chose the following:
Best ‘Overall’ Entry: Mike Joyce Connemara Marble,
Best Float: Lealetter/Gort Uí Lochlainn Community with ‘Galloping Burger’
Best ‘Entry’ by a Club/Organisation: Bootleggers Line Dancing Club
Flóta/Iontráil ‘Gaeilge’ is fearr: Cumann Siúlóide Mhaigh Cuilinn–Fir Pluaise (Cavemen)
‘Scoil’ is fearr:Scoil Naomh Bríd, Tulach Cadhain
Best Shop Front /Window Display: The Forge Bar
Best ‘St. Patrick’s Day Outfit’ Miss Lauran Beatty
The Parade Committee wish to express their gratitude to the following for their generous support.
Main Sponsors: McCann’s SuperValu Moycullen
Trophy Sponsors: The Forge Bar & Lounge, Dooley’s Bar & Auctioneers, White Gables Restaurant, Manage I.T. Computer Services, Plush Hair Salon, and all Moycullen. Údarás Na Gaeltachta, Na Forbacha andTír nanÓg Montessori School Shantalla
G. P. Griffin & Co.Accountants, Howards Pharmacy, Kevin& Kathy Kyne Mini-Bus Hire, Sean Kyne T.D.,
William & Rita Kyne, Clydagh, N&N O’Connor, Autobody Keagh, Moycullen Riding Centre, Maigh Cuilinn Community Bingo, Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, Egan Garden Machinery, Dovepark, Moycullen Woodworks, Croke Concrete,
Dr. Anne Rowan, Tom Bohan, Post Office, Evergreen Health Shop, Bohan Dry Cleaning & Laundrette, Little Star Crèche,
The Art of Blooming, Moycullen, Cru Valley Nurseries,Uggool, Myra’s Hair Salon, (All Moycullen)
St. Anthony’s Credit Union, Galway, Monaghan & Sons, Skoda Dealer, Tuam Road. Galway,
Ann Marie Walsh Killannin Gym,All Appliances Repairs, Kilroe Inverin, Connemara Performance Pony Association,
Muintir Mhaigh Cuilinn who contributed €845 to Church Gate Collection
Services provided Saor in aisce: Pete Fox (Electrical), O’Toole Transport, Galway Truck Centre, The Forge Bar, Dooley’s Bar, Total Ballooney, Billy Connolly, Nora Audley, JoeMcDonagh, Village Flowers, Gerry Geoghegan, Sweeney’s Service Station, Caoimhin Davoren, Moycullen Tidy Towns and all who helped out on the day. Míle buíochas.
A special thank you to An Garda Siochana who helped to keep the traffic moving freely throughout.