“Tallaght should have an Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade” says local area rep Adam Smyth.
“We are the biggest community and one with the most talent to display, and I would love to see the parade back in Tallaght.”
“I have both marched in and helped organise the Parade. I know how difficult it is to organise each year, but I am happy to do whatever it takes to bring back an annual parade to Tallaght”.
As you know there is a huge demand for a St Patrick’s Day parade in and for Tallaght.
At recent community events, I personally have been approached in order to re-establish the parade in Tallaght.
The Tallaght parade has two very important cultural aspects that are important to the residents of Tallaght.
The Tallaght parade, on the face of the event, provides cultural and organisational entertainment for the residents of Tallaght, right on our doorsteps, but it’s more important than that.
The parade gives active participants and members of community groups, sports groups, Irish dancing, martial arts etc. an opportunity to display and show off all their hard work and passion, to the community at large.
But most importantly, for families, grandparents, they want to see their grandchildren march in the parade, and for parents today, they want to see their children march in the parade, knowing how proud they felt when they marched in the parade themselves, looking out for their parents in the crowd.
For me, the parade has always brought the community together, a way we can all celebrate the hard work put in from all the groups over the year, a way to celebrate our culture, and another day where we can all be proud to be from Tallaght!