Mar 9

John Giltenan

Reporter:

John Giltenan

ST PATRICKS DAY ARRANGEMENTS: The countdown is fast approaching for what is without doubt one of the most eventful celebrations in our calendar,the annual

ST PATRICKS DAY ARRANGEMENTS: The countdown is fast approaching for what is without doubt one of the most eventful celebrations in our calendar,the annual

St Patrick’s Day celebrations. This years celebrations once again promise to be an active weekend for the Limerick Exiles Assn

With the participation in both the Brent St Patricks Day parade on March 16th ,followed by our involvement in the annual London

St Patrick’s Day Parade on Mar 17. The details for both parades are as follows.

Brent St Patrick’s Day Parade ....assembly at Willesden Green near underground station from 1.30pm with Parade commencing at 2.00pm

Sharp. All are welcome to participate and look out for our Association Banner for the assembly area. The Brent Parade is followed afterwards

By a local festival in Willesden Green library and festivities will continue until 6.00pm.

London St Patrick’s Day Parade......Sunday March 17.....assembly for the Parade is in Piccadilly in the area below Green Park and Hyde

Park corner underground stations. All intending participants are asked to be in place no late than 11.30pm and the London parade will

Get under way commencing promptly at 12noon. After the parade there is wide variety of activities taking place in the Trafalgar Square area

Of central London open to the public and a great day of music, comedy, storytelling, food stalls and general craic is assured!

Limerick Association Latest News: Following our recent monthly meeting plans are now well in place for the visit of the Limerick senior footballers and their crew and

Supporters who will be in London on the weekend of Mar 23 and 24 to play The locals in their league game in Ruislip.

The association look forward to welcoming the team back to the English capital and plan to have an evening of fun and entertainment

In the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood on the evening of Mar 23 to mark the occasion where all are welcome to attend.

We look forward to seeing an enthusiastic and welcoming crowd to cheer on our heroes when they travel to the Emerald GAA grounds

In Ruislip on Sunday afternoon Mar 24 where their fixture with London will begin at 2.00pm.

Other Upcoming Events : On St Patricks morning March 17 the annual St Patricks Day mass and blessing of the shamrock will take place in the London

Irish Centre in Murray Square ,Camden with mass commencing at 9.00am and all are welcome to attend.

This will be followe afterwards by the traditional full Irish breakfast which will be served in the cente and is available for the very

Reasonable price of £7 per person. To book you place for the breakfast in the centre,please contact Council of Irish Counties Secretary

Maura Fitzsimons on 0208 886 3967 and book early to avoid disappointment.

St Patrick’s afternoon heralds the launch of a new and exciting social venture within the Council of Irish Counties where the first

Meeting of the new Social group “CICA Cairde” will take place. This new group is open to everyone of all ages and our first meeting

Will take place in Ye Olde Grapes Pub, Shepherds Market, Mayfair ,London W1 with proceedings getting under way from 2.30pm.

The venue is within close proximity to Green Park tube and for further information contact our Assn secretary John on 07956 855957.

Another Date for your Diary: Following the success of our first Sponsored Walk in aid of Trinity Hospice in Clapham last year, the association has now made plans

To hold a similar event this year with the venue for this years walk taking place in west London around the grounds of the very

Scenic Gunnersbury Park in Acton.

The date for this event has been scheduled for Saturday May 11 and further details will be available in the near future.

Mark this date in your diary as it is truly worthy of your worthwhile support.

We extend best wishes: The association would like to extend sincere best wishes to our committee member Mrs Marie O Halloran of Acton,

Following a recent accident and we extend sincerest wishes to Marie for a very speedy and total recovery.

We look forward to seeing you up and back in circulation in the foreseeable future.