No Council funding for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in ‘the home of Danny Boy’ claims Colr.

Sinn Fein Colr. Brenda Chivers.  (DERR1111SJ10)
Sinn Fein Colr. Brenda Chivers. (DERR1111SJ10)

Sinn Féin councillor Brenda Chivers has claimed Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council “will not be funding any St. Patrick’s Day activities in Limavady this year”.

Colr. Chivers claimed it was the first time in a decade that no Council funding was allocated for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the town.

“This is the home town of ‘Danny Boy’, a song that will be played all over the world on St. Patrick’s Day, yet what will there be in Limavady - nothing and it’s an absolute disgrace,” said Colr. Chivers.

The Sinn Fein councillor said in previous years there’s been traditional music and Irish dancers in Limavady town centre “to entertain people in the town along with face painting for the children”.

“This will be devastating news for people with young families, especially those who don’t want to, or can’t travel to Derry or elsewhere to celebrate the day and their culture,” said Colr. chivers.

“There are many people in Limavady and surrounding areas looking forward to celebrate the day in the town who will be bitterly disappointed by this decision.”

A spokesperson for Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council said: “Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council did not receive any funding applications for St Patrick’s Day events.”