Bunting comes down, but parade goes on for Goresbridge

HALF the bunting may be gone, but people in the village of Goresbridge are still looking forward to an action-packed afternoon of entertainment on St Patrick’s Day.

HALF the bunting may be gone, but people in the village of Goresbridge are still looking forward to an action-packed afternoon of entertainment on St Patrick’s Day.

Locals had been dealt a blow yesterday when ESB workers arrived and began cutting down all bunting attached to ESB poles, on health and safety grounds. The green, white and gold bunting had taken festival organisers over five hours to put up last Sunday morning.

However, the village’s first ever St Patrick’s Day parade will still go ahead tomorrow, with last-minute details being seen to at present.

Collette Murphy said the day would be no less special as a result of the removal of some decorations.

“We still have half the bunting up, and it’s still going to be a fantastic parade,” she said.

Festivities kick off tomorrow at 2.30pm in Barrack Street with music from Fuineamh and Max Band. The parade itself then begins at 3.30pm, starting from Glanbia yard.