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Saint Paddy has left the Shamrock Festival!!

After many years of hard work, enthusiasm and sheer madness! Paddy Pryle will not be involved in the Navan Shamrock Festival in Navan in 2016. He has been promising to organise the first St Patrick’s Day Parade in Turkey for many years and has agreed that 2016 is the year!

Well what can we say? Paddy Pryle, you deserve a huge thank you for all the years of hard work with the Navan Shamrock Festival and St. Patricks Day Parade. We all know that without you the celebrations would not be as energetic, fun and family orientated. You are always passionate about promoting the town of Navan and giving families a day out, you would do this every day, but especially on your namesakes day.

Paddy Pryle was the driving force behind Navan Shamrock Festival for over 15 years. He worked tirelessly to make the festival a success and tried to bring something new to the event every year. He made sure with the help of Navan Historical Society that the opening ceremony was looked forward to by all.

The St. Patricks Day parade in Navan has been getting bigger and better every year and is now one of the largest parades in the north east. Navan Shamrock Festival is going to sorely miss Paddy Pryle and all the work that he did. He made things happen with his many contact and with the help of a small committee.    

This year although we are not going to have that driving force of Paddy as Chief Organiser of the Navan Shamrock Festival, he said he will be around beforehand and will be happy to support by giving contacts and information to the new committee.

St Patricks Day Navan

So, to the People of Navan ….

 Do you want a St Patrick’s Day celebration in Navan in 2016?

 What kind of events and activities would you like to be included?

 Are you willing to be a cog in the wheel that helps make it happen?  

We urgently need people to join our committee in order to bring to life a Navan St. Patrick’s Day in 2016. Please come along with your ideas to our AGM which is on Wednesday 4th November at 8pm in the Stonehouse, Kennedy Road, Navan. All are welcome to attend; and no idea is a silly idea, we learnt that and so much more from Paddy!

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