Carrick-on-Suir's St Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled in an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Carrick-on-Suir's St Patrick's Day Parade Committee made the decision to cancel the parade in the past half hour following the announcement of the cancellation of the Dublin St Patrick's Day Parade.
Cllr David Dunne of Carrick-on-Suir's St Patrick's Day Parade Committee said the committee's members have agreed to go with the Government's advice.
“It's disappointing as we have put a lot of work into the parade but we have to be cognizant of public health especially the health of vulnerable groups. It's the best decision for everybody,” he told The Nationalist.
The decision to call off the Carrick-on-Suir parade follows hot on the heels of the announcement earlier this afternoon that the Cashel St Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.