Dunboyne resident Brendan Boylan, known throughout the county for his sports writing, has received the honour of being named Grand Marshall of the inaugural St Patrick's Parade in Dunboyne.
Brendan's name and that of his family is synonymous with Dunboyne, with his family locally traced as far as the mid 1800s. Not one to rest on a family name, Brendan, a qualified journalist, has been involved in Dunboyne GAA, Athletics Club, IFA, Scouts and Soccer Club. He is a regular columnist in the Forum, and has contributed to the Meath Echo and Meath Chronicle in the past, while also operating boylantalkssport.com.
Chairman of the St Patrick's Parade Committee Noel Leonard spoke of his delight that Brendan has accepted the offer. "I am thrilled that Brendan has agreed to be Grand Marshall of this Parade. His family and himself have lived and breathed Dunboyne, and there is no better ambassador that the town could have to take this role," said Leonard.
The committee has been working tirelessly in fundraising and organising over the last year, and residents of Dunboyne have come out in force to support the parade, which will signify to the country that Dunboyne is a town that is open for business.