St Patrick’s Day, Omagh – Get Green for ‘17

St Patricks Day Omagh

Published: 22nd March 2017

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands that turned out for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh on Friday 17 March 2017 which had a theme of ‘Get Green for ‘17’ – raising awareness of recycling, the environment and sustainability.

The colourful parade, led by the Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity and Tattyreagh Youth Group, had more than 1,500 participants which included community, sporting, cultural and farming groups, marching bands, cheerleaders and local businesses.

Speaking at the parade, Councillor Garrity extended a particularly warm welcome to those that travelled to Omagh from outside the district.

“It is an indication of the popularity of the parade that the numbers participating in and attending the parade continues to grow,” said Councillor Garrity.

Speaking about this year’s theme, Councillor Garrity said:

“I am delighted that the participants have really embraced the theme of this year’s parade ‘Get Green for ‘17’. I am told that the participants have been hard at work preparing for the big event using recyclable materials.”

Other events that took place on the day as part of the celebrations included a programme of music, dance, family entertainment and children’s activities at the Strule Arts Centre and creative arts and craft workshops in Omagh Community House with Omagh Ethnic Support Group. Q Radio presenter, Stevie King kept the crowds entertained in Omagh town centre with music and chat from the Q Radio Mega Blaster Bus where ISL and BSL sign language interpreters were also in attendance, while St Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band also performed outside the Danske Bank.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh were organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and supported by the Public Health Agency.

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