By Morning Picker
Limerick City and County Council second thoughts to declare that the current year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade and the 50th Limerick International Band Championship have been dropped due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) concerns. Update 2020-03-10: GAIA by Luke Jerram because of land in St. Mary’s Cathedral from fifteenth – 22nd March 2020 as a feature of Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival has now been dropped. Limerick City and County Council is intensely mindful that the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival is one of the community and vacatio
ner features of the year in Limerick, anyway general wellbeing and security must be foremost. Five groups from the USA were expected to contend: Bay High School “Million Dollar Band” Florida; Shorecrest High School Marching Band, Washington State; Marching Mizzou, Missouri; Grissom High School Marching “Tiger” Band, Alabama; and Holly High School Marching Band, Michigan. Seven Pipe Bands were expected to partake this year including Newcastle West Pipe Band, City of Limerick Pipe Band, the CBS Pipe Band and Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band.