Midleton Patrick’s Day Parade organisers have made the decision to cancel this years parade. In a statement they said:
As concerns grow amid the Covid-19 virus spread we find ourselves in the position of having to make a hugely tough decision to POSTPONE our festivities and parade. Our ethos and focus over the last 3 years has been on safety. With this in mind we feel the best compromise to ensure the health and safety of our whole community would be to postpone our parade.
We as a committee have put countless hours of our free time into volunteering to organise this each year so our decision to postpone does not come easily but we stand over our ethos of safety first and hope to hold your support going forward.
We have not made this decision lightly and we all share in the disappointment of this decision.
The parade in Midleton on St. Patrick’s Day has always been such a well-supported event throughout the entire community and has grown year on year. Young and old alike line our town to watch/partake in the parade. Their health and the health of our community as whole is our primary concern.
Thank you to the public, clubs, groups, societies and businesses especially those affected by this decision for your continued support of the parade. We hope to have you all out in force to celebrate everything Irish in the near future.
If anyone needs to contact us you can do so through social media or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org