Organisers of an extended standing Laois pageant has introduced its cancellation this summer time.
Rosenallis Pageant of the Mountain is a conventional rural pageant on the Slieve Bloom mountains that has been working since 1957.
Late on Wednesday, June 12 the Rosenallis Improvement Affiliation which runs the pageant, made their announcement that it regrettably is not going to happen. They are saying attendance has dropped, and ask for extra individuals to assist organise it.
Cllr Seamus McDonald is the chairperson.
“We’re beneath a little bit of strain this yr as a result of one in all our essential volunteers is not effectively, so we stated we’d give it a relaxation for one yr. We’d like 5 or 6 extra volunteers to assist,” he stated.
“It is rather disappointing, however numbers have waned barely. We wish extra help from native organisations within the parish, to get entangled,” he stated.
The RDA additionally organise the St Patrick’s Day parade within the village.
“We’ll proceed to satisfy through the yr and run the parade,” Cllr McDonald stated.
The pageant has been working since 1962, with conventional farm animal stalls and Queen of the Mountain and bonny child prizes.
The committee thanked everybody who has supported it.
“We might sincerely wish to thank our sponsors, committee members and everybody who contributed and made the Pageant a actuality over its 57 yr historical past. We intention to convey the pageant again subsequent yr however we can’t do that with out the assistance of the individuals, golf equipment and organisations. With out extra assist and help, it is not going to be doable to carry the Pageant into the longer term,” they are saying.
Anybody who needs to assist with the 2020 pageant can contact any member of the committee or name Kevin 087 9614235 or Daniel 085 1847390.
“For now, the committee (hopefully alongside some further faces) will replicate and are available collectively to generate new concepts with the aim of rejuvenating the Pageant and returning it to its extra profitable days,” they state.