Everyone will be safely behind glass.
That’s the important rule for anyone wishing to get involved in an innovative St Patrick’s Day Car Parade that’s taking place in Monkstown today.
The last-minute idea was proposed. by local Cllr Marcia D’Alton late last night, and after an explosion of support, it’ll be kicking off at 12 noon today, with locals invited to watch the parade from their windows or gardens while following the strict government advice on social distancing issued as part of the Covid-19 delay phase.
“We will meet at the Cross River Ferry at 11.45am, setting off at 12 noon sharp,” said Cllr D’Alton on Facebook.
“Bring the kids in the car, wearing as much green as they’ve got. Decorate the car with all things green. Hang teddies out the window. Whatever, as long as it’s fun and GREEN. There will be no getting out of cars so DRESS IT UP.”
The proposed route: “Left to Monkstown, up Castle Terrace, through the Demesne, along Scotsman’s Road, down Carrigmahon Hill into Glenbrook, back into Passage West town centre, up Church Hill, through the estates, back down Church Hill turning left and taking in the estates all the way to Harbour Heights.”
The estimated journey time is 45 minutes in total, more details here.
“It isn’t often the kids get a chance to take part in a parade. Let’s create a memory to make them smile. said Cllr D’Alton.