Students from the third year of the BB in Tourism with Event Management course in I.T. Sligo have linked up with the local St. Patrick’s Day committee to help promote and organise this year’s event. This partnership will provide much needed practical experience for the soon to be graduates, while the St. Patrick’s Day committee will also benefit from having the expertise and enthusiasm of a skilled group hoping to add fresh ideas and professionalism to the whole occasion. The students have been divided into various sub-committees covering all the crucial areas associated with the running of the parade, from marketing to Human Resources. They will meet with the St. Patrick’s Day committee at their meetings every Tuesday night and work closely with them in order to help make this year’s parade the best yet.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Sligo has been running for over 40 years and the students and committee are hoping to attract more colourful floats and create a carnival atmosphere for everyone this year. The theme for this year’s parade is The Gathering which is capitalising on the Fáilte Ireland initiative for those with Irish history to come ‘home’ to Ireland in 2013 and it is hoped the Sligo parade will have representatives from some of its twin towns across Europe. A new website has been developed at www.stpatricksdaysligo.com which will allow businesses and groups to sign up for the parade online and all local businesses are encouraged to enter.
You can keep up to date with the latest news on the parade by liking the new Facebook page run by the students called ‘St. Patrick’s Day Sligo 2013’ or follow them on Twitter @SligoStPatrick. For further information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.