Final date for submission of entry forms and payment will be 9th March 2018.
Parade will start at 12.00 noon sharp, Saturday 17th March 2018
Due to space restrictions, a maximum of 3 commercial units are allowable with
For each commercial unit entered, the entry fee will be €70.00.
For community €20.00 fee should be submitted with Entry Form.
Please note As Directed by An Garda Síochána
Ms Jayne O'Brien
The Contact Person named for the Entry should be present at the Parade on Saint
All Floats and Entries must be at the Assembly/Starting Point at O'Raghallaigh's
Commercial vehicles may not enter the parade unless the fee is FULLY PAID.
All entrants participate at their own risk and must be in possession of a current,
It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the roadworthiness of all vehicles
To ensure the health and safety of the general public and all participants,
The Parade MAY NOT be used for political demonstrations.
Please respect the Private Car Park areas at the start of the Parade and avoid Littering. Thank you.
All further correspondence should be forwarded to Jayne O'Brien, Secretary,
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ( DROGHEDA ) COMMITTEE 2018
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday March 17th 2018 commencing at the North Road and finishing at the North Quay. It is planned that the parade will commence at 12.00 pm and take one and a half hours approximately.
Safety Policy Statement
It is the policy of the St. Patrick's Day Parade ( Drogheda ) Committee to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure a safe and healthy parade for both participants and members of the public. All reasonable measure will be taken to minimise risks to all those involved in the parade. All members of the Committee and Volunteers are expected to comply with policies and procedures as described in the Safety Statement.
We have liaised with both An Garda Siochana and Drogheda Borough Council regarding Health and Safety matters to ensure the safety of all those involved in the parade. Members of the Parade Committee along with An Garda Siochana and Drogheda Borough Council have walked the route to ensure its suitability and to minimise all potential risks.
Anthony Lynch (Ph: 086 8445018) has been appointed as Event Safety Manager for the Parade.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade will provide competent stewards, in conjunction with Atlantic Beverages, to ensure the safety of both participants and the public. Stewarding is also being provided on the North Quay by the Wheelchair Association, whom run a Duck Derby after the parade commences.
It is anticipated that there will be thirty five stewards in total at various locations, which are detailed in the map enclosed. The event will be co-ordinated by Anthony Lynch (Event Co-ordinator).
Stewards are on hand at the finishing point at the North Quay to ensure that the parade disperses in an orderly and safe manner.
Effective crowd control is essential for the safety of all participants and members of the public. The primary objective of crowd control is to ensure the smooth passage of parade vehicles and participants by the avoidance of obstructions or interruptions to the flow of the parade. The Gardai are ultimately responsible for Parade crowd control. All participants must comply with any instruction given by the Gardai and Stewards.
To ensure effective crowd control for the parade the following measures are in place:
Responsibility for coordinating an Emergency Response lies with Brendan Cadden from the Gardai.
First Aid/Ambulance Service
Ambulance and first aid services will be kindly provided by St. John's Ambulance Service during the parade. Mountain bikes will be utilised by staff at each First Aid Station, to quickly reach any member of the public requiring treatment.
First Aid will be provided at the following locations:
Ambulances will be provided at the following locations:
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee have Public Liability Insurance in place for the event.
List of Contact Details
Parade Event Safety Manager
An Garda Siochana
Drogheda Borough Council
Ambulance Service Ph: 046 9066749
Fire Station Ph: 041 9832222
Irish Coastguard Ph: 112 or 999
Parade Sponsored by
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