Duck Race on St Patrick’s Day

This year the KBA (Kilcock Business Association) has decided to augment the traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade with a Duck Race in the Harbour. We are hoping over 1000 plastic ducks will turn up for the event with prizes of €300, €150 and €50 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. There is also a poster colouring in competition happening in all our local schools – you will see the posters up and around shops in the weeks leading up to St Patrick’s Day. Older school goers in the Scoil Dara are designing original posters for the event.

To take part in the race you can purchase your own plastic duck for €5 from participating local shops:

  • Mick the Barber
  • John Ryan Butchers
  • Bruce Betting
  • Dorothy’s Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Harmony Holistic Health
  • The two Centra shops
  • Londis & Esso Station

You may choose to take your home if you wish. While we would encourage a diet of healthy eating and some natural nutritional supplements the Duck Race committee will forfeit any ducks that have been mechanically (or genetically) altered. Perfectly acceptable accoutrements for your duck would include painted feathers, ribbons, crocheted hats, etc. You must ensure that your duck’s entry number is clearly visible. All ducks must be brought to ‘Mick the Barbers’ shop before 10.30am on the big day (or any day before hand). Unfortunately we cannot except duckies that are not in place by this time so please ensure you get your entrant ready in time! Of course you can simply purchase your duck and leave him/her in the care of the duck seller where they will be looked after to the highest standards and trained in groups in the lead up to the big day.

Please do email in your best dressed duck photos to hello@ourkilcock.ie and we will publish them on the website – or join the fun over on our Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Kilcock/133394935169


One Response to Duck Race on St Patrick’s Day

  1. thomas byrne February 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Just to say its great to see so much interest in the duck race. everyone seems to be supporting it and enjoying the craik. I think it will be a great event on the day, and all the children should enjoy the race.
    We will be into the schools on Monday next to select the winner of the poster competitions, and collect the posters to put up around the town.

    thomas byrne

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