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Mayor praises ‘hard work and dedication’ of Strabane St Patrick’s Day committee

11 January 2018

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh has praised the ‘hard work and dedication’ of the Strabane St Patrick’s Day committee, who for over a decade have been helping to grow the hugely successful event which now attracts 1,000 participants and approximately 10,000 spectators annually.

Speaking at the Mayor’s reception held last night in Strabane for the St Patrick’s Day committee, Cllr McHugh said:

“This event is being held in recognition of the hard work, effort and dedication that the committee has given to the delivery of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Strabane over many years.

“The Strabane St Patrick’s Day parade started back in 2006 – and over the past twelve years has grown into a hugely successful event – attracting 1,000 participants and approximately 10,000 spectators annually.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee – who in a voluntary capacity – have done their utmost to ensure that the people of Strabane and the surrounding districts enjoy this fantastic, fun-filled, family event. The committee have worked so hard over the years to enhance the participant’s numbers and increase the visitors to the town.

“I would also like to pay a special tribute to the Strabane community for all of their support for the annual parade – and all of the schools, community groups, youth groups, bands, sports groups and businesses who have played such a major part in its success.”

Mayor McHugh is also encouraging people who are interested in shaping or developing this year’s programme of activities to attend the St Patrick’s Day 2018 planning meetings in the Strabane Library on January 15 at 10am, January 16 at 7pm & January 29 at 10am.

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