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Mobile St Patrick Replaces Parade In Killaloe

THERE will be no official St Patrick’s Day Parade in the twin communities of Killaloe and Ballina for the second year in a row due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, Killaloe community volunteer, Eddie O’Gorman has decided to organise a mobile St Patrick for the benefit of local children who can’t look forward to the traditional St Patrick’s Day parade. St Patrick will be standing on the back of a trailer towed by a car festooned by an arch of balloons by Emma Hickey from Boru Balloons. Féile Brian Boru has loaned a St Patrick’s Day costume to Eddie for use on the day as well as plenty of flags and bunting. Eddie has appealed to adults and children not to congregate in groups once he comes into their housing estate and to observe all social distancing Covid-19 guidelines. The mobile St Patrick will head off from St Lua’s Villas, Killaloe at 2 pm tomorrow up to Crossroads, down Convent Hill …

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new facelift for Killaloe amenity areas

A historic amenity area in Killaloe has received a major facelift thanks to the work of a new group of volunteers. Armed with a wide array of landscaping equipment, 17 volunteers completed a major clean up of Tobermurragh Well and the adjoining recreational area recently. Tobermurragh near the Pier Head, is named after Brian Boru’s great grandson who was baptised at this well. However, it is not a holy well and previously supplied the town with water before a piped water scheme came into operation. At the end of the nineteenth century the well was enclosed by a red-brick building. The concept of volunteers uniting to take on local projects has evolved out of the Covid-19 Community Response teams on both sides of the river. Eddie O’Gorman, who used to work in McKeogh’s hardware shop and has his own hardware business for a period, who has collected a wide selection of landscaping equipment such as hand tools, strimmers, blowers and …

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