Preparations are ongoing for this year’s Roscommon Easter Parade which takes place on Easter Sunday (April 21st) at 1 pm.
Organisers are inviting community/voluntary groups and businesses to enter floats on the day. There is a new category of award this year – ‘Most Environmentally Aware’ – in addition to the ‘Best Overall’, ‘Best Community/Voluntary’, ‘Best Commercial’, ‘Most Entertaining’, ‘Judges Special Award’ and also a ‘Best Window Display’ award.
Also on the day, local pubs, cafés and restaurants will be taking part in a ‘Straws Suck’ Plastic Free initiative, spearheaded by Kilteevan Tidy Towns and supported by Suzanne Dempsey, Environmental Officer with Roscommon County Council. The parade committee hope that the event will be ‘Plastic Straw Free’.
There is still time to take part in this year’s parade by contacting a member of the committee: Chairperson Larry Brennan (Down The Hatch), Secretary JJ Cattigan (Cattigan’s Bar), or Treasurers Caitlin McConn (JJ Harlow’s) and Patricia Mullaney (Red Parrot).