This years St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way through the town from 11.30 am this Sunday. There are over 43 groups registered to represent over 1,400 people and volunteers.
The Parade will start at Dun Eala on Cork Road and finish on Partick’s Street. This year’s Grand Marshal is, our very own, Mike Ross.
A native of Ballyhooly, a past pupil of The Adair School and St. Coleman’s College Fermoy, Mike played his early rugby with Fermoy RFC, the club that his father Frank played for with distinction for many years. From Fermoy RFC, Mike progressed through the UCC ranks before joining Cork Con and then onto a professional contract in England with Harlequins
Mike also represented Ireland at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.
After 61 Irish caps and two Six Nation Championship wins, Mike retried from professional rugby in 2017, where he has certainly earned the title as one of the greatest scrummagers that Ireland has ever produced.
Sunday promises to be a great day out for all the family with plenty of colour and a great atmosphere around the town. Rain is forecast, but don’t let that put you off, grab a brolly and join in the fun.
For more information visit the Fermoy St. Patrick’s Day Parade Website