Thomastown Community Network is revving up for another wheely great St. Patrick’s Day get-together… as the Wheelbarrow Dash returns!
This year’s parade will be followed by the Thomastown Community River Trust’s annual Wet the Shamrock river swim.
Everybody from local businesses, to community groups and families are invited to decorate their wheelbarrows in any manner or theme that they like – the crazier, the better! Over sixty wheelbarrows entered last year’s event – creating a fun and colourful spectacle featuring all ages and some fantastic creativity. This year’s Wheelbarrow Dash promises to be even more exciting! The event is free, and all are welcome.
We will meet at the Quay Car Park at 11:30am: ‘wheel off’ will commence at 12:15pm, and the procession will move clockwise through the town via Low Street, into Market Street, turning right onto Pipe Street and down Logan Street before returning to the Quay Car Park for prizegiving at 12:45pm.
Wet the Shamrock will commence at the Weir Pool at 1:30pm sharp. Visitors arriving for the swim by car are asked to park on Mill Street (Ollie Walsh statue) and walk the short distance down to Island Weir as there is no parking allowed on the Weir Pool site or on the laneway. Access must be available for emergency vehicles at all times.