Splash, dash, wet the shamrock

    THOMASTOWN is revving up for another wheely great St Patrick’s Day as the TCN Wheelbarrow Dash returns.

    The Thomastown Community Network (TCN) once again presents the St Patrick’s Day Wheelbarrow Dash, followed by the Thomastown Community River Trust’s annual Wet the Shamrock river swim.

    Local businesses, community groups and families are being invited to decorate their wheelbarrows in any manner or theme that they like – the crazier, the better.

    Over 60 wheelbarrows entered the event in 2017, 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.

    Wheelbarrow Dash participants meet at the Quay Car Park at 11.30am.

    Wheel off’ is at 12.15pm, and the procession will move clockwise through Thomastown via Low Street, 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 begins at the Weir Pool at 1.30pm.

    Visitors are asked to park on Mill Street (Ollie Walsh Statue) and walk the short distance 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.

    Thomastown Community Network (TCN) was born in the summer of 2016, and is now working for the betterment of the town, for the entire community.

    TCN represents the coming together of a broad section of interests from the fields of education, business, community groups and the general public, with the common aim of improving the quality of life for all.

    Aim is to achieve this through innovative and sustainable community-based activities and initiatives.

    Organisers are committed to working together to make what they fondly call their unique home a better place for all they share it with: promoting its many charms and attractions to visitors.