Kilkenny’s St Patrick’s Day Parade called off, new €5 million city gallery’s opening cancelled
Kilkenny City’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is off, as is the parade in Graiguenamanagh.
The decision to cancel this year’s parade was reached shortly after the government’s recommendation to cancel all of this year’s parade in the interest of public health.
A statement released by the local authority read: “I wish to advise that due to the current situation in relation to the Corona Virus COVID-19 and in the interests of Public Health, Kilkenny County Council has decided to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020 in Kilkenny City and the John Street Carnival following the Parade.
“In addition, the Evans Home Open Day scheduled for Saturday 14th March, 2020, has also been cancelled.”
Organisers of Graiguenamanagh’s parade have also heeded the advice of the government and cancelled their parade.
In a short statement released, organiser said: “It is with regret that we will postpone the St Patricks Day parade this year. In line with advice from the HSE and the uncertainty around COVID-19, we feel this is the right decision in the interests of public health”
The committee organising the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Carrick-on-Suir, which attracts many Kilkenny residents in that area, has also just announced it is cancelling its parade.
“Due to the increased public concern regarding Covid 19,” a statement released by the organisers said, “the committee has decided, that in the interest of both participants and those attending to view the parade, cancelling our event is in everybody’s best interests.
KilkennyNow.ie is awaiting confirmation from the organisers of the parade in Urlingford and Goresbridge.