Kilcock is the place to be this St Patricks Day, there is loads happening in our great town.
First of all, the parade is kicking of the festivities at 1.30pm from the Spin Bridge, heading up through the town and finishing at Cleary’s Hardware.
Then the fun will start in the Harbour with the Duck Race at 3pm followed by the first St Patricks Day Canoe Relay race for the Mick The Barber Cup, on the water. Also along the harbour area there will be Pony Rides, the Taste of Kilcock area with cullinary treats from local restaurants and coffee shops, an field-day amusement area, bouncy castle and new to the line-up is a Bucking Bronco, which promises to entertain and challange even the bravest of people. The animals from Clonfert Pet Farm are planning a return into Kilcock and there will also be some surprises on show as well.
Ducks are available in Kilcock shops and businesses including Dorothys Hair and Beauty, John Ryan Butchers, Centra on the Courtown Road, Daybreak, Brownes Londis and Esso, Itzy Bitz, Rye River Cafe, Mick The Barbers, Bruce Betting and Books and Gifts. They will also be available on the day at Ducky HeadQuarters in the Harbour which is beside Mick the Barbers. They only cost €5 and your duck could win you €300 first prize, €150 second prize or €50 third prize. Local schools also have a supply so you can buy yours there. All funds raised will go back into Kilcock through the work of the Kilcock Business Association so you are helping your own community.
There is also a colouring competition being run through the schools and sheets are being given out in the class rooms. The works of art will be displayed in shops around Kilcock . If you do not go to school in Kilcock you can get colouring sheets from John Ryan Butchers and leave them back into him to enter the competition.
All ducks that wish to enter the best dressed duck competition should be left into John Ryans no later than friday morning. If your duck is not the dressy type, you can leave it back to duck HQ on the morning of the race before 12am to ensure entry into the race. Ducks must not be thrown directly into the canal after the “off,” as thats cheating and they will be disqualified!
On Saturday evening the “Gig For Mick” is being held in Kilcock GAA from 8.30. Fox E and The Good Hands will perform, supported by Stoney Rosies. All proceeds will go to Pieta House and Turas Le Cheile and tickets are only €10 and are available in Mick The Barbers, John Ryans Butchers or from Therese Flood.
Get ready to have fun in Kilcock this St Patricks Day.