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Guest of Honour and Mayor Eddie Hoare launch the 2024 St Patrick's Day Parade


Guest of Honour and Mayor Eddie Hoare launch the 2024 St Patrick's Day Parade

Pictured are Mike Swan of the RNLI, Mayor of Galway City, Cllr Eddie Hoare and Mary Bennett:

Galway City Council and Mayor Cllr Eddie Hoare are delighted to announce, on the 200th Anniversary, that the RNLI and its volunteers will be the joint guests of honour at this year's Galway St Patrick's Day Parade. Lifeboat crews and lifeguards are known for their courage and are great ambassadors for this city, that we are delighted to celebrate.

The RNLI will be joined as joint guests of honour by one of Galway's best known shop keepers, Mary Bennett. Mary was a mainstay in the City Centre at the helm of Treasure Chest for 58 years before retiring towards the end of 2023. During those years Mary played a key role in the city, being an inspiration to women in business and helping make Galway a better place to live through her work across numerous community initiatives.