Updated: 22/03/17 : 06:42:45
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Sligo people thanked for parade support

Cllr Tom MacSharry has expressed huge praise for the people of Sligo for showing such great support for the St Patrick's day parade despite the relentless downpour of rain on the National holiday.

The people of Sligo deserve great credit for supporting and participating in this years Parade despite the heavy rain said Cllr Tom MacSharry who represented Sligo County Council on the viewing stand.

"There were huge numbers of people participating in this years parade making it one of the most successful in years.

"Despite heavy rain it did not dampen people's spirits or keep them away.

"There was a huge variety of floats, pipe bands, clubs, businesses, community groups and given the significance of the theme of Volunteerism, there were numerous volunteer groups represented also."

Cllr MacSharry also acknowledged Sligo BID and the St Patrick's day parade committee for organising the parade. "They did a fantastic job under very difficult weather conditions."

Sligo BID have announced the winning floats in the 2017 parade;


Float Name

Best Represents Theme Sports In Sligo

Sligo Rowing Club

Overall Winner - Clarence Hotel Cup

Fillipino Society

Industrial & Commerical Shield 1st Place


Industrial & Commerical Shield 2nd Place


Industrial & Commercial Shield 3rd Place

Bank of Ireland / Leader

Arts/Culture Section

Indian Association

Youth Section

Lisa Cooper Dance Academy

Sports Section 1st Place

Hong Ying Martial Arts

Sports Section 2nd Place

Sligo All Stars Basketball Club

Scouts Section

10th Sligo Scouts

Schools Cup

Ursuline College

Community Section

IT Sligo International Students

Adjudicators Cup

Love Leitrim - Friends of the Earth

Novelty Section


Special Awards 1st Place

Sligo Woodland School

Special Awards 2nd Place

Branching Out Youth Theatre

National School

Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré

Band Section

Augharonan Pipe Band

Local Band Section

Ballinacarrow School Band

Highly Commended

SilverStar Cheerleaders