St Patrick's Day parade in Trim to pass through 'Sensory Street' with no horns or whistles blown

A NEW idea being trialled this year at the Trim parade is the ‘sensory street’ where the noise of the parade will be less with no horns or whistles blown.

Sensory Street will be the section of Patrick Street from Diaz to the Wellington Column.

When the parade is going through this area, organisers are asking entrants to go a little more quietly. Bands will not play and cars and cars and lorries will not blow their horns. Sports teams will not blow their whistles.

For easy access to those who may need to leave quickly, it is suggested that they park on this side of town to avoid passing through the crowds as they leave.

The day's festivities will get underway at 1.30pm with the return of the very popular Daft Raft Race on the Boyne organised by James Murray of Boyne Valley Activities.

The parade itself will set off at 3.30pm from the Ring Road and will celebrate Trim's triumph in the National Tidy Towns competition. The route continues up Patrick Street, onto Emmet Street, Market Street and finishing at Castle Street.

Chief Organiser Jimmy Ryan said: “Don’t be scared to dress up on the day, wear as much green outfits, hats, flags, costumes as you like, the more the better. We are also looking for more people to join our committee or if you can just appear on the day, as we will be needing stewards to help us. We have a very hard-working committee and we are grateful for all the work they have put in to get this event back this year.”

Before the parade, come along to enjoy the music and dance of Comhaltas Trim, Trim Brass Band and the Carney School of Dancing.

That night Scurlogstown Olympiad will host a céilí in the Diocesan Hall, Loman Street.

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