Laois village to hold a virtual St Patrick's Day parade

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

All smiles at the St. Patricks Day Parade in Rosenallis were Holly Heffernan with Annie and Maggie Dooley. Photo Denis Byrne.

Past participants in the Rosenallis St Patrick's day parade.

A Laois village is asking locals to join a virtual St Patrick's Day parade this year.

Rosenallis village near the Slieve Bloom Mountains has a proud tradition of holding a parade, but for the second year like everywhere else, the parade had to be cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, everyone is asked to share their photographic memories of previous parades in the village, for a virtual community get-together online.

"St Patrick's day parade won't be going ahead again this year. To keep this great tradition alive for Rosenallis, Rosenallis  Co. Laois Facebook page are having a virtual St Patricks day parade using historical memories. Come join us on St. Patrick's day usual time 3.30pm. ☘ Special thanks to Mary Ann Lynch and Gerry Gorman for the support in making this event happen."

Join the fun via their Facebook page here. 

Below: The Slieve Bloom Association float at the Rosenallis Parade in 2018. Photos: Denis Byrne