Mini carnival coincides with St Pat's funding meeting

The St Patrick's Carnival Committee has held a mini carnival outside Belfast City Hall today in attempt to persuade the Council to fund this year's St Patrick's Day event.

The mini carnival coincided with a special meeting of Belfast City Council to discuss the issue of funding for this year's concert.

Chairperson of the St Patrick¹s Carnival Committee Irene Sherry said she hoped that even at this late stage that the council would back the committee¹s outdoor event.

"The St Patrick's Carnival Committee are putting on a top-class event which will bring tens of thousands of people into Belfast city centre.

"We are calling on Belfast City Council even at this late hour to back our efforts to make Belfast the place to be on St Patrick's Day by providing funding for the St Patrick's Day concert."

This year's outdoor event is likely to be the biggest in recent memory with chart topping band Girls Aloud headlining the show on March 17.


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