Annual Roscommon Easter Parade kicks off at 2.30 pm on Monday

Organisers of this year’s Roscommon Town Easter Parade have been busy working towards this Easter Monday over recent weeks.

This year’s parade will commence at 2.30 pm on Monday.

As in previous years, the committee is inviting community and voluntary groups and businesses to enter floats in the parade.

There are a number of awards up for grabs on the day, which are generously sponsored again this year by Michael and Rita Oates of ETL.

The prizes include: Best Overall, Best Community/Voluntary, Best Business, and Best ‘Proud Rossie’ themed entry. Keep an eye on Roscommon Easter Parade social media to see details of one more special prize on the day.

Prior to the start of the parade there will be live music from Lady Betty at 1 pm. There will also be further entertainment including a number of marching bands, the Garda Mounted Support Unit, live performers, children’s amusements, and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

The parade committee is made up entirely of volunteers and a huge amount of work goes into hosting the event each year. The Easter Festival this year is part-funded by Roscommon County Council. This event is also funded by a Roscommon LEADER Partnership grant.

The committee also relies on support and donations made by local businesses in Roscommon town and its environs, which the committee are extremely grateful for. The parade could not run without these supports.

Finally, the committee would also like to thank An Garda Síochána and Roscommon County Council for their continued support.

‘Sensory-friendly’ section to feature

This year’s Roscommon Town Easter Parade will feature a ‘sensory-friendly’ silent section for people with autism and their families.

A section of the parade route from the Sacred Heart Church on to the Old Courthouse on Abbey Street will be a noise-free zone to ensure that those on the autism spectrum can enjoy the event without stress or discomfort.