Hard work pays off: Retired labour leader to lead Waterford’s St Patrick’s Day parade
Long-time stalwart of Waterford’s labour movement has been announced as the Grand Marshall of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city.
Henry Moloney has given a lifetime of service as a community activist and advocate for an array of charitable and service organisations including the Kidney Care Association, Assisi House, Spring Garden Workshops, Disabled People’s Action Group, Meals on Wheels and the Campaign for Radiotherapy Services.
Last year Henry retired after forty-six years of voluntary service as a delegate to Waterford Council of Trade Unions.
Mayor of Waterford, Councillor John Pratt said: “It is a fitting tribute to Henry’s commitment to community service and to his involvement with the city’s trade union movement.”
The theme of this year’s parade is ‘Passion for The Planet.’ The St Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at 1pm and the route will include Thomas Street, The Quay, The Mall and will conclude on Parnell Street.