Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival, 2014

We really celebrated our 10th Birthday in style last year.    The Floats were just amazing and the effort put in was terrific.   The weather was also in our favour for the Parade.   Our judges on the day were:   Billy Carey, Sally Purcell, Tommy Doran, Kitty Manzor, Andrea Rubio, Eoghan Corry and Edel Marron.    We were honoured on the day to see our past Grand Marshals – Breda Cribbin (for Sean),  Bernie Plunkett, Damien O’Neill (for Kevin),  Tommy Carew, Del Weld, Ed Kiely and of course our 2014 Grand Marshal Leah Redmond.    
Lord Mayor Des Marron and Leah were driven down the main street in a beautiful Vintage car supplied by Christy Morrin.

An Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday night 20th March 2014 at The Westgrove Hotel, Clane.
A Certificate of Participation was presented to each Float this year to celebrate our 10th Birthday.
The individual winners are as follows:

Non Commercial

1st Clane Community Council
2nd Rathcoffey Camogie Club
3rd 5th Kildare Scouts


1st Vicky Barry’s School of Dance
2nd Clane Building Works
3rd Showstoppers Stage School

Best Themed Float

Enquiring Minds Childcare

Overall Float

Enquiring Minds Childcare

Shop Window Display Winner

Tangles Hair Design

Domino’s Pizza Colouring Competition – Gift Voucher
Emma Kilbride 0 – 6 years
Ella Hannaford 6 – 10 years
Edward O’Toole 10 years up

Thanks to all our sponsors, stewards, Clane Red Cross, Civil Defence, the Gardai, Clane I.C.A. and everyone who helped to make this such a fantastic Parade and who contributed in any way to the success of the entire Weekend Festival.

The Abbey looked wonderful throughout the Festival.
Thanks to Clane Community Council for this.