Latest Laois Event: Portlaoise St. Patrick’s Day Festival Review
St Patrick’s Day Committee thanks Laois Community for its support
The St Patrick’s Day Committee wish to thank the Laois Community for supporting the two-day St. Patrick’s Street Festival on Main Street, Portlaoise on Thursday last, 17th and Friday 18th March 2022.
The two-day festivities consisted of street traders, Irish music: jugglers; acts; bands such as Paper Planes, the AJs and the Vaults, baton twirls, buskers, street entertainers and much, much more.
In addition to Irish coloured bunting, the main street was an array of the Ukrainian blue and yellow bunting to show solidarity and support for the war in Ukraine. The St Patrick’s Day committee consists of old and new members who have been meeting weekly in Portlaoise Parish Centre. The members include Chairperson, Dominic Dunne; Secretary, Pauline Flanagan; Events Co-Ordinator, Michael Delaney; Treasurer Eugene McDonagh, PRO Paul Downey, Wayne Haslam, Christy Bannon, Frank Ward, Councillors Catherine Fitzgerald and Noel Tuohy.
The committee were grateful to all local businesses and communities who helped to make this a memorable event. Particular mention was given to Laois County Council for their support. Also the Gardaï were thanked for their crucial role in the running of the festival. The committee also expressed gratitude to Downtown Portlaoise and Kavanagh’s for their support. Finally, Portlaoise Tidy Towns were commended for cleaning up each evening following the festivities.