AN AGREEMENT has been reached on funding for the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Enniskillen.
A council report from the beginning of January had recommended that Omagh was to receive £10,000 more funding than Enniskillen for the St Patrick’s celebrations, but after discussions Enniskillen has been allocated additional funds.
At the meeting it was recommended that Omagh receive £22,500 for their St Patrick’s Day celebrations, while Enniskillen (Project St Patrick) receive £12,500 (to include any in-kind support and pending approval of business case).
Roisin McManus, the public relations officer for Project St Patrick revealed that discussions following this meeting resulted in further funding being made available.
“We went back and said ‘this is what we need to run the festival’ and they met us in the middle. I don’t know how that affects Omagh, but we’re happy. Obviously we still need the support of the businesses, but we’re happy with the outcome to be honest and grateful to the local politicians who lobbied the committee on our behalf.
Now in its sixth year the theme for the 2016 County Fermanagh parade and fun day is Mardi Gras.
Organisers are hoping that schools, organisations and businesses embrace the theme and that there is a true carnival atmosphere on the streets of Enniskillen, this St Patrick’s Day. If you would like to take part or get involved you can contact the group by Facebook at ‘St Patrick’ or email@example.com
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Posted: 9:00 am February 4, 2016