The theme of the 2023 Roscommon Easter Parade will be ‘Proud Rossies’. This was inspired by the decision to switch the parade from Easter Sunday to Easter Monday as a show of solidarity with Roscommon footballers, who are in action on Sunday against Mayo.
The parade committee took the decision to move this year’s parade to Easter Monday in order to avoid a clash with the Connacht Senior Football Championship game between Roscommon and Mayo in Castlebar on Easter Sunday.
A spokesperson for the committee said the decision had been taken as both events are family-friendly and as the Easter Parade is one of the biggest family days of the year in Roscommon town, they did not want families to have to make a choice between either supporting the Rossies or attending the parade.
Further to this and following consultations with An Garda Síochána, it was agreed that it would be in the best interests of all concerned to avoid a clash of two major events in the Roscommon calendar on Easter Sunday.
With that in mind, the committee has announced that the theme for this year’s parade will be ‘Proud Rossies’. They believe this theme to be very appropriate this year.
Following on from last year’s parade, the committee are again waiving the fee for any volunteer or community group to enter the parade.