Breaking: Nenagh postpones St Patrick's Day parade due to Storm Emma

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Breaking: Nenagh postpones St Patrick's Day parade due to Storm Emma

Nenagh has postponed its St Patrick's Day parade

Nenagh's St Patrick's Day parade has become a casualty of the fallout from the devastating effects of Storm Emma.

With the town in lock down from last Thursday, March 1, to Saturday, many traders saw up to 80 per cent of their business disappear as the snow piled up.

The Chamber asked the St Patrick's Day Festival committee this Monday to consider pushing back the parade to Sunday, March 18.

A statement from the Chamber to the Tipperary Star this lunchtime said: "The Nenagh & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Cllr Hughie McGrath and the St Patrick's Day parade organising committee for their understanding and generosity in moving the St Patrick's Day parade to Sunday, March 18, at 2pm.

"The gesture was made in the best spirit of community and acknowledges the recent hardship that closures have had on businesses," the Chamber said.

In thanking the committee, the Nenagh & District Chamber of Commerce would urge all its members and businesses to support the parade, its organisers, and participants in any way they can, the statement read.

Had the parade gone ahead, most of the town centre would have been blocked off to facilitate the spectacle, leaving traders and businesses facing the prospect of losing four days trading in March as many shops would not have been in a position to open.