VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF MONAGHAN’S CANADA CONNECTION PLANNED FOR 2020

26 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The well-established Canada Day in Monaghan festival will not take place this year because of the Covid-19 effect – but the link will be celebrated in the virtual realm with a video presentation prepared by the event’s local organising committee. With the country slowly returning by measured and cautious degrees to ‘pre-Covid’ times, the popular summertime experience of outdoor festivals and large gatherings appears to be, for the foreseeable future, consigned only to remembering such joyous occasions of times past.

The annual Canada Day in Monaghan event has been held in Monaghan Town over the past four years for the purpose of celebrating July 1, the national Canadian holiday akin to our own St Patrick’s Day. Organising Committee Chairman Councillor Seán Conlon told the Northern Standard this week of plans in place that will ensure the strong bonds between Ireland and Canada will once again be celebrated by Monaghan people. “Building on links arising from the exodus of Monaghan people to Canada…

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