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Public urged to celebrate Easter with ‘Virtual Parade’


Roscommon Chamber of Commerce and the Roscommon People are inviting the people of the county to celebrate Easter – and Roscommon’s resilience in the face of crisis – with a communal social media initiative this Sunday.

With the annual Easter Parades in Roscommon and Strokestown cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – and with the people of the county urged to remain in their own homes this Easter and beyond – a novel ‘virtual parade’ is being proposed.

While the county’s streets will be deserted over the Easter, it doesn’t mean that Roscommon people cannot celebrate Easter, and indeed express solidarity with one another. That’s why the Roscommon People newspaper and Roscommon Chamber of Commerce are inviting all Rossies to a virtual parade at 12 noon on this Easter Sunday.

Brendan Allen, President of Roscommon Chamber said: “Who is in this parade, you might ask! Well, we want everyone to join in. At 12 pm this Sunday we are asking businesses, community groups, sports clubs and individuals to create a post on social media with the hashtag ‘ResilientRoscommon’. Share what you want. It could be photographs from previous years’ Easter Parades, which would be great. Or just general, positive goodwill messages at this difficult time. Be sure to also tell the world about Roscommon and how we will bounce back”.

Mr. Allen said this is an opportunity for Roscommon people to post on social media a proud message showing the world how we live in one of the best communities around. “Even in a virtual world we can create the magic of Easter in Roscommon!” #ResilientRoscommon