Street Festival BEO - Gaelach & Bródúil Postponed
Due to lack of certainty across the country regarding the weather conditions that Storm Emma will bring, BEO - Gaelach & Bródúil, the Irish language street festival, scheduled for this Saturday 3rd of March, has been postponed. The festival will now be held on the 14th of April.
Conradh na Gaeilge has made the decision to postpone the event due to weather and safety warnings in Dublin city, and so as to avoid having people travel in dangerous conditions. There were 25 buses registered to travel to the event from all over Ireland.
The delay will not dampen this celebration of the Irish language, however. The street festival will now be held on the 14th of April, with schools, Irish language groups, youth clubs and the general public in attendance for a parade, concert, and entertainment in the city.
Síomha Ní Ruairc, Co-ordinator of Bliain na Gaeilge, says:
“We are disappointed to announce that the BEO - Gaelach & Bródúil will not be going ahead this weekend, but it is far more important to prioritise the safety of those who wish to take part in the event. We also want to avoid putting any extra pressure on emergency services, who will be doing important work across the country during and after the storm. We are now looking forward to the 14th of April, and hope to attract an even larger crowd to Dublin city to celebrate and demonstrate our pride in the Irish language.”
Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary, Conradh na Gaeilge, says:
“It is a shame that we have had to postpone BEO, the street festival, but the main event of Bliain na Gaeilge will still go ahead on the 14th of April. President Michael D. Higgins will be with us on the day, as well as the other guest speakers and entertainment we have arranged. This will also give us the opportunity to further develop the festival, and we are greatly looking forward to it.”
The largest ever Irish language street festival will now be held on April 14th in Dublin city centre. The crowd will make their way from Parnell Street to Merrion Square, where President Michael D. Higgins will address the crowd before an exciting lineup of music and speakers, as well as family entertainment within Merrion Square.