Local musician Zoe Conway has been announced as this year’s Grand Marshal for the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Zoe, who has earned a well-deserved international reputation performing across the globe and sharing the stage with many well-known names, was delighted with the honour.
“This is so special to me. I’m proud to be from Dundalk and so was absolutely thrilled and honoured to be asked to be Grand Marshal”, explained Zoe who admitted that it was difficult to keep it a secret.
“I was asked recently and I only told my parents but now it’s all official and out in the open I can’t wait to get talking to friends and family. I know they’ll all be at the Parade to cheer me and others on”.
The mother of two said she was sure her children are going to be ecstatic and hopes to join last year’s Grand Marshal Eve McCrystal in taking them with her on the Parade Route.
“I would love to take them with me as Eve did with her children. They would be over the moon”, she explained.
The 2018 St Patrick’s Day Parade Dundalk is sponsored this year by Dundalk Credit Union with Dundalk Chamber, Longwalk Shopping Centre, Pelican Promotions and Dundalk Municipal District Council/Louth County Council also backing the event which will start at 1pm.