Local NI Centenary parade to go ahead

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The Glebeside Estate is awash with flags & bunting this morning (May 1) ahead of a NI Centenary parade due to take place later this afternoon.

The community will come together to celebrate the formation of Northern Ireland 100 years ago.

The New UPRG group notified the Parades Commission in early April of their intention to hold a parade around the Ballymoney Glebeside estate as part of the celebrations.

Tullaghans Sons of Liberty, Drumaheagles Young Defenders & Dunaghy Flute Band will parade the following route around the estate:

Belford Park Green
Alexandra Avenue
The Cresent
Gary Drive
Park View
Hillview Avenue
Alexandra Avenue
Armstrong Drive
Parkview
Trinity Drive
Robinson Avenue
Alexandra Avenue

The celebration event will commence at 2 pm with music and entertainment, before the parade starts at 3 pm.

The entertainment will continue after including lambeg drums according to organisers.

The New UPRG has said: “This is a much smaller event than we had first planned but in light of the COVID restrictions, we are attempting to strike a balance.

“We would ask the general public to comply with steward’s instructions and where possible remain in your gardens or maintain social distancing at all times.

“Hand sanitizer and facemasks will be available, and we would ask that these be disposed of responsibly by those using them. Fast food outlets will also be in attendance.

“We hope that everyone attending will have an enjoyable and safe day celebrating Northern Ireland’s 100th Birthday. Here’s to the next 100.”

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