There’s great fun in store in Thomastown on St Patrick’s Day this year, as Thomastown Community Network is arranging the town’s first Wheelbarrow Dash.
All local businesses, groups, families, and everybody else in and around town is invited to decorate a wheelbarrow in the manner or theme of their choice. You can be as creative as you like – in fact, the more creative, the better. And why not get creative with some fancy dress costumes too!
Just to give an idea of what’s possible, the pictures above show some colourful wheelbarrow designs that have been created already, so why not get your thinking cap on too!
All who wish to take part are asked to meet for registration in The Quay car park at 11.30 a.m. on St Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17, come hail, rain, or shine. ‘Wheel Off’ will be at 12 noon sharp.
Entry is free for everybody, and there will be prizes for the most creatively decorated wheelbarrows and best fancy dress costumes.
The Wheelbarrow Dash will finish at Sweetman’s Castle, and the prizegiving ceremony will follow immediately afterwards.
It all promises to be lots of fun, so come out and take part, or come watch the fun if not actually taking part yourself.
‘Wet the Shamrock’
The Great Wheelbarrow Dash will be followed at 1 p.m. by the ‘Wet the Shamrock’ sponsored swim at The Weir Swimming Pool, organised by the Thomastown Community River Trust.
Again, people are invited to dress up, and there will be prizes for the best saint costume and best snake costumes. People of all ages are welcome to take part.
This is the main fundraiser of the year for the Community River Trust, which maintains the beautiful Weir pools. If you wish to take part and raise some money while doing so, please call 086 3089618 for a sponsorship card.