Ursula Ledwith and Seamus McKenna will broadcast live from the St Patricks Day Festival on 88.4fm, bringing you all the updates from the parade as it passes through the town. A big thanks to our hosts Rea Hynes Auctioneers, Church Street, Athlone. So tune in from 2pm to 4.30 pm as Ursula and Seamus will keep you informed and amused with stories about St. Patrick. If you have a story, young or old, about St. Patrick. Please leave your story below in the comments or on our Facebook page. For special requests on the day leave your message here on our event page on Facebook and we will do the best to give a shout out to your people on this special occasion.
And if you’re watching the parade, keep a look out for Athlone Community Radio’s float. Theme of this year’s float is “Myths and Legends” as you will see Robin Hood from England; The Loch Ness Monster from Scotland; Witches from Spain and The Salmon of Knowledge, Grainne Maol, Fionn McCumhail, Cú Chulainn and Hound, Leprechaun – all from Ireland. Special thanks to Tony Quinn of Quinn Transport who is providing the float for Athlone Community Radio on St. Patrick’s Day.
Some pictures from around Athlone: