25 Sept 2022

Revealed: Shan Tynan to be Grand Marshal for this year's St Patrick's Day Parade in Carlow

Organisers were thrilled when she accepted the invitation

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Shan Tynan

Carlow woman Shauntelle Tynan is set to be the Grand Marshal this March for the 2019 Carlow St Patrick's Day Parade.

Shan was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at just 16-years-old.

After eight months of chemo with little success, her mother Leona started the mammoth task of raising €600,000 so Shan could take part in US clinical trials - a move that would save her young daughter's life.

Shan was in Texas for treatment for eighteen months and returned to Ireland last October having been declared cancer free.

She has been an inspiration to not only people in Carlow but people throughout Ireland and beyond.

Organisers were thrilled when she accepted the invitation to lead the parade in the inaugural St Patrick's Festival.

Festival chairman, Kevin Brady, said: "We are very proud to have Shauntelle leading the parade this year. The committee was unanimous in their decision and having Shan as our Grand Marshal is our way of recognising her amazing achievement."

This year's parade incorporates a two day family-fun day with the parade starting at 4pm on Sunday.

For further info contact the Carlow St Patrick's Day Facebook page or email at

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