Sunday, 28 March 2010
Easter Parade Returns to Carn
After too many years of absence the Carndonagh Easter Parade returns to the forefront this year on Easter Monday. Starting from Simpson’s Car Park at 3pm (sharp), the parade will proceed to the Diamond, down Bridge Street, onto Church Road and will then return to the Diamond via Station Road and Malin Street, before ending at Simpson’s.
The organisers, Carndonagh Easter Monday Parade Committee, have been very much encouraged by the support, financial and otherwise, that they have received from the local business community. It is hoped that the many clubs and organisations in the town will join the parade on the day and make it a celebration of the extent of community involvement in Carn. All businesses are asked to join in the spirit of the day, enter floats and promote the town. Entries however are not confined to the town so, if you fancy a good day’s fun, come along and enter.
There will be a competition for the Best Easer Bonnet with; if possible, accompanying Fred Astaire and for the best entries and floats in terms of fancy dress and endeavour. So get the artistic side going and be creative. (If you don’t know who Fred Astaire is then Google it or get the DVD / video of the film “Easter Parade”.)
Inishowen Vintage Cars and Tractors will be taking part and entries are invited from far and wide.
Along with the Buncrana Accordion Band, the Inishowen Carnival Group will also be in attendance and there will be live entertainment from the reviewing platform in the Diamond.
Visitors to the town and participants are asked to comply with traffic and parking restrictions and abide by direction from the Gardai and parade stewards. There will be ample designated parking available around the town and on the outskirts. Detours will be in place for through traffic.
The organisers are asking for more volunteers to assist with stewarding and would ask anyone interested to please contact Aidan Wilson at Carndonagh Rural and Community Development Offices- Tel. (074) 93 29969. Or Tommy Cunningham – (086) 35 66 333.
Finally, it is hoped that this will be a great revival for the Easter Parade and a few prayers for good weather on the day would not go astray !!!.
For further information contact Mary McCallion (087) 2905922