Saturday, March 18, 2023


By Kay Byrne

THE wind, and rain did not deter the people of Castledermot as they turned out in large numbers for the St Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Castledermot Vintage Club.

St Patrick himself lead the parade up the town, followed by members of the Castledermot GAA to the cheering of the large assembled crowd of spectators.

Next up it was Castle Villa closely followed by Castledermot First Responders and then came the 70 tractors, of all shapes and sizes, young and old.   Some beautifully trucks followed up in the rear, all sporting the St Patrick’s Day colours.

All the businesses in the town looking absolutely radiant in the Green white and gold colours.

Radio Castledermot were broadcasting from the Square, DJ Leo was nice and snug Studio set up in a van courtesy of Global Rail, while DJ Fuzzy, John Phelan and Thomas O’Connell were great MC’s, chatting with spectators while giving a  commentary on the parade. During the afternoon there were lots of spot prizes given out, courtesy of local businesses.

Congratulations to Radio Castledermot on a job well done.

Very well done and thank you to all taking part in the parade,  to the spectators, and to The Vintage Club, and to RCD and to all involved in the organising of this great fundraiser.

And don’t forget the Vintage Club will be sponsoring their annual children’s tractor Race over the Easter, always a great day for families.



See lots more photos from the parade in Castledermot and towns across the county in the next edition of the Kildare Nationalist, in shops and online on Tuesday 21 March

Photos: Aisling Hyland

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