esb workers have removed around half of Goresbridge’s St Patrick’s Day parade bunting.
All bunting attached to ESB poles was cut down this morning, while the parade’s organisers stood by to pick up the discarded decorations. The ESB have said the removal is for health and safety reasons.
On Saturday, the village is to host its first ever St Patrick’s Day parade.
Locals had been left disappointed earlier in the week, when ESB workers began removing some of the banners. The parade’s organisers were then told that all of the bunting was to be removed this morning (Thursday).
“They told us that if we didn’t hear from them by tomorrow lunchtime, it would be Tuesday before they were out,” said organising committee member Maria Keating.
“It’s very disappointing, about half of the bunting is gone now.”
The green, white and gold bunting took the parade organising committee over five hours to put up. Volunteers were on the streets at 7am on Sunday morning to decorate the village. They deliberately placed decorations up high, so as not to interfere with any traffic.