Raising of the Flags signals day of celebration in Clonmel
Mayor of Clonmel, Michael Murphy, raised the Flag at St Patrick’s Well on the morning of the 17th to signal the start of the days religious and social celebration of our national saint.
Fr Billy Meehan led prayers and reminded all present of the special place in their hearts and memories of St Patrick’s Well.
It was a very impressive ceremony on a beautiful morning and set the tone for an excellent day of celebration.
St Patrick’s well is not for the faint hearted at 8am in the morning with its 63 steps.
The ceremony of prayer and raising the flag’s is always well attended and this year was no exception.
The ceremony was followed by the morning parade, which left Mitchel Street at 11.30am for St Mary’s Church Mass at 12 noon, which was celebrated in Irish.