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2010 Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade

It began as a small basic site but has now grown into an informative and interesting archive, which gives a good outline of the Parade and what it is all about. . The Parade has continued in its growth and popularity from its inception in 2001, each year striving to improve on the last and last year was no exception. The Parade secured 2 bands from Ireland, the Bofield Ceili Band of New York fame and the Award winning Newcastle West & District Pipe Band, 3 times all-Ireland champions, who both excelled themselves.

It was agreed all round it was a fantastic Parade with the efforts of all involved, being displayed through the wonderful performance.

This year's Parade followed the same format as last year's Parade, with once again 2 visiting bands from Ireland partaking. The Parade managed to secure the services of The Brosna Ceili Band from County Offaly and The Millstreet Pipe Band from County Cork. Full Details of this years Parade can be found in the 2005 Parade Section.
The Parade is run on a completely voluntary basis and relies solely on the goodwill and commitment of the committee and individuals for its organization.

Other years Parade cost approximately £15,000 and it is estimated that this years Parade cost that again. Funding is secured from Grants, Donations, Sponsorship, Merchandise and Fundraising Events. The obtaining of Funds is a constant task for the Parade and it would like to thank all those involved for their  valued support to date. We would like to encourage all to maintain and add to this support in ensuring the Parade's continued success.

We do hope you enjoy using the site and the committee wishes you all the best, as we prepare for St.Patrick's Day 2006.Please note we welcome all suggestions, feedback, ideas and practical support, in order for us to keep providing a fantastic Parade!

St Patrick's parade a big hit
Mar 14 2005

By The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THOUSANDS of happy people snaked round Huddersfield town centre yesterday on the town's annual St Patrick's Day parade.

The event, now in its fifth year, attracted record crowds along its route through the town.

The parade, which started at the Huddersfield Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street, also took in John William Street, Market Street, Westgate and Castlegate.

The crowd, many of whom waved Irish flags, were also treated to the sight of 10 floats, two bands and seven groups, who represented the whole spectrum of the Irish community.

The floats included ones from St Patrick's Primary School, the Mna Na H'Eireann (Women of Ireland) and the Frances Cassidy School of Irish Dancing.

Two bands came across from Ireland to help with the celebrations.

The Brosna Ceili Band got people in the mood for the ``craic" while the marching band with the parade was The Millstreet Pipe Band from Cork.

As well as playing in the parade, both played a concert on the parade's eve.

Parade secretary John McLoughlin said the fine weather helped on the day.

He added: "The weather has been fantastic. The sun was shining and it allowed us to portray the parade in all its colour.

"It's full of colour and culture and it's given us the chance to show our Irish acts, together with our local artists.

"This year has been the longest procession I can remember. More and more people are joining in every year and they want to be part of it.

"The parade was great, it was a wonderful success and full of smiling faces."

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