Mayor cancels official US St Patrick’s Day visit over coronavirus

By Amy Blaney

The Mayor of Galway has cancelled his official St Patrick’s Day visit to the US over the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cllr Mike Cubbard was invited to Seattle, as the official guest in the city’s parade, and planned to walk in the New York City parade with the Galway Association.

He said he has a responsibility to both his family and the people of Galway to avoid unnecessary trips abroad and the increased risk of infection they bring.

Yesterday Galway City Council cancelled the Galway St Patrick’s Day parade after a government recommended.

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