The people of Shandon Park in Newry have announced tonight that they will hold a ‘Mini St Patrick’s Day’ parade after the news that the main parade through the city was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The move that has taken most people by surprise has been met with much joy from the community at large.
A Shandon Park resident who is helping organise the parade told us:
“We are only too happy to help out the community and hold a mini Paddy’s Day parade for those interested in celebrating the Patron Saint’s day next week.
That being said there will be absolutely no Irish Tri-Colours allowed within the district, no Irish dancing, no Irish music and absolutely no Irish culture on show. Basically it will be a mini twelfth lol.”