Towns across Donegal will be taking St Patrick’s Day festivities in a different direction for 2021.
This is the second year of a ‘locked down’ St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. 2021 is different, as communities have adapted to virtual events and new ways of coming together, while staying apart.
Some unique plans are afoot to make Donegal ‘go green’.
Bundoran will be including Donegal people at home and abroad in a trip down memory lane.
This year there will be no live St Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran, however in its place, Discover Bundoran will broadcast a package of “vintage” Bundoran parades and local music on the day from 3pm on the Discover Bundoran Facebook page. Locals can watch back on parades from 1987 to 2019.
“As well as this, we would like to include Happy St Patrick’s Day messages from the Bundoran community abroad who cannot be at home for the national holiday,” said organisers.
“We are hoping that you would record a video message that we could include in the broadcast on the day – just a quick couple of seconds saying who you are, where you’re from and passing on your good wishes for St Patrick’s Day to friends and family at home.”
More details are available on : https://discoverbundoran.com/st-patricks-day-bundoran/
In Letterkenny, the plan is to turn the town green!
The Chamber of Commerce is calling on businesses to cover their outside lights with a green filament to get the town glowing.
Businesses, even those who are closed at present, are asked to help lift spirits and help the community celebrate together.
Letterkenny will also host a live-streamed St. Patrick’s Day concert through the Regional Cultural Centre.
Ballybofey-Stranorlar is inviting the entire Twin Towns to play their part in a green display.
“You might be able to put green lights or flags in your windows, or decorate your gardens with leprechauns and shamrocks. You might even be able to make your own St Patrick for your garden. Whatever you can do, we’d love to see it,” said the Chamber of Commerce.
There will be five €25 vouchers for the top entries. Participants are being encouraged to post photos of their decorations on social media and tag Ballybofey & Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce
If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a unique way this year, send in your photos to Donegal Daily email@example.com