“Be sure to set those clocks” says the Roscommon Easter Parade Committee, “there’s an hour less in bed and the parade is starting an hour early so make sure you’re in town on time!”
The Roscommon Easter Parade is all set to be a stunning start to what promises to be one of the busiest Easter Sundays in the town in recent years. The parade, which starts at the earlier time of 12 noon, coupled with the Roscommon v Mayo match following later, will undoubtedly make for a very memorable day out. Organisers have issued a final call for entries this week urging those interested in taking part to confirm their interest immediately – email [email protected] or call 086-849 5751 or 086-314 7318.
The committee is grateful for the funding support received from Roscommon County Council under the Roscommon Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme with this year’s event featuring a special “1916” themed award. Honours will also be presented for Community/Voluntary, Commercial, Shop Window Display, Most Entertaining and Best Overall. Those coming along are being encouraged to get creative and join in the fun with their Easter Bonnet creations for which there are also some nice prizes.
Assembly, Start & Route
The parade will start at the earlier time of 12 noon sharp taking its traditional route. Assembly in advance in the Abbeytown area from 11:30am. It will proceed from Abbey Street into Church Street on to Main Street, past the reviewing stand on The Square, concluding in Castle Street at Rockford’s. Marshals and civil defence volunteers will assist; spectators and those participating are asked to follow directions.
Keep Roscommon Tidy
The community will be out in force and organisers are appealing to everyone to make an extra special effort to maintain safety and cleanliness. Floats are asked to refrain from throwing sweets and or other items during the parade. Roscommon Tidy Towns and Roscommon County Council are providing support in relation to litter management with extra bins located along the route. Notification of any traffic restrictions will be issued by An Garda Síochána.