First St. Patrick’s Parade Fenagh

Miracles to behold on St. Patrick’s Day in Fenagh

The scene was set and the spectators waited in anticipation for the start of this monumental and historic occasion against the backdrop of Fenagh Abbey. The footpaths were lined with parents, grandparents, young and old, visitors and locals alike. A scattering of nuns, monks, leprechauns and medieval maiden gave a flavour of what was to come and what turned out to be a very special and extraordinary day in Fenagh. At 2pm, the village stood still as everyone witnessed the voice of an angel as Katie Conefrey sang Ireland’s call heralding the opening of the parade.

The piper ambled down the hill closely followed by the community nominated St. Patrick. A Kaleidoscope of colour and a vibrant and diverse array of floats, local groups and participating businesses weaved their way through the village. There was fun and merriment to be had and miracles were evident in their abundance. There were saints and snakes observed, the book of Fenagh was resurrected and the Bell of Fenagh was heard tolling once again.





The parade truly was a sight to behold and a spectacle the village of Fenagh should be very proud of. All involved in the organisation of the day are to be congratulated for a really splendid event. This was the first parade hosted by the village but we are sure it will not be the last. There are already murmurs in the air about possible ideas for floats for next years parade in Fenagh. Whatever St. Patrick’s Day in Fenagh will bring in 2012, its sure to delight and another day to remember.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee:

Patricia Ellis, Orla Ellis, Fiona Conefrey, Caillin Ellis, Angela McManus, Michael Smith, Aidan Muldowney, Sean Reynolds, Gus Guckian, Kay Egan, Terry McManus, Patrick Curran, Pat O’Toole, Teresa Gilmartin, Joyce Smith, Noel Conefrey and Pauline Crosbie.

Winner of the Best Float for 2011

Winner of the Best Float for 2011 and the recipients of the Fenagh St.Patrick’s Day Parade Perpetual Shield went to St.Caillin’s National School.



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