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St Patrick’s Day Traffic and Travel arrangements

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Police have advised of traffic and travel arrangements for events planned across the North Coast area on Thursday, St Patrick’s Day.

Across the area, a number of ‘feeder parades’ before and after the Ancient Order of Hibernians demonstration in Aughnacloy will take place.

In Dungiven, St Canice’s AOH will take part in feeder parades at about 10.40am and again at 7pm.

In Rasharkin there will be parades by Gortighey AOH at 10.15am; Rossnashane AOH at 10.45; and Sons of Ireland Flute Band at 10.45.

The three organisations will have return parades in Kilrea between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Sons of Ireland Flute Band will also parade in Rasharkin at 7.30pm.

There will also be parades in Feeny at 11am and again at 6.30pm.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Large crowds are also expected for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Portstewart. Motorists are advised to allow extra time and to take extra care when encountering pedestrians.

In Coleraine, Ulster Protestant Boys Flute Band will host a parade that will assemble at Killowen Orange Hall at about 8pm. At least 50 bands are expected to attend and the parade around the town is scheduled to commence at 8.30pm.

In Cushendall at about 7.30pm, Ruairi Og GAC players and supporters will return from Croke Park after being involved in an All-Ireland hurling for the first time in their history.
A homecoming event is anticipated, with large numbers of people on the street. Motorists are advised to be prepared for delays, or to seek alternative routes.

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