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Monday, 13th March 2023

Councillors and officials to fly the Wee county flag in the Big Apple on Paddy’s Day

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Four young lads enjoying the craic at last year's Patrick's Day Parade in Drogheda.

Two Louth County Council officials and four Councillors, including the Mayor of Drogheda, are to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in New York as guests of the County Louth Society of New York.

Flying the flag for the Wee County in the Big Apple will be An Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, Cllr. Conor Keelan as first citizen of Louth, Cllr. Kevin Meenan, Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Municipal District, Cllr. Michelle Hall, Mayor of Drogheda, and Cllr. Paula Butterly, Cathaoirleach of Ardee Municipal District.

“The St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York is one of the largest in the world, outside of Ireland, and as such is an excellent opportunity for Louth County Council to be represented” said a Council spokesperson.

“The County Louth Society was formed in 1906 and to this day maintains strong ties with the wee county both through the emigrants it welcomes in, and those who return to Ireland investing back into the county.

“Elected representatives travelling to New York to represent Louth include Two Louth County Council officials will also be accompanying the delegation.

“The visit will be a fantastic opportunity to strengthen existing ties and to represent Louth in the world famous New York St. Patricks Day parade.  It will also enable the Louth delegation to attend a series of meetings, with amongst others, the IDA, Tourism Ireland, the Irish Consulate, and Enterprise Ireland to highlight Louth as a county open and ready for business, strategically located on the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor”.

Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, Louth County Council has also provided funding support for St. Patrick’s Day events taking place in Louth this Friday, including:

  • Drogheda - St. Patrick’s Day Parade, commencing at 12:00 noon
  • Dundalk – St. Patrick’s Day Parade, commencing at 1:00pm
  • Ardee - St. Patrick’s Day Parade, commencing at 3:00pm.
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