Orginisers of the 2020 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Youghal have made the decision to cancel this year’s parade due to Covid-19 concerns.
In a statement released by Youghal 4 All, they said: “It is with deep regret that Youghal 4 All has found themselves in the position of having to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to our concerns about COVID-19.
The festivities in Youghal on St. Patrick’s Day have always been well supported and it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the rich and varied culture of the town.
Young and old alike throng the streets to watch the parade. Their health and the health of our community is our primary concern.
We would like to apologise to the public, clubs, groups, societies and businesses affected by this decision but feel that we must act in the best interests of public health and safety.”