Words: Dylan Murphy
Slated to take place around Dublin and Kildare.
Despite ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, an account on Instagram called ‘paddysdaylockdownrave’ is organising a huge indoor event.
It comes in spite of rules banning indoor gatherings and the page has been selling tickets to the event on the 17 March for 20 euro each.
The page says that the rave will take place in ‘Kildare/Dublin area’ and says they don’t want to have ‘another miserable paddys day let’s party hard’.
Though current restrictions are in place until March 5 and it is not technically illegal, common sense would suggest that it will not be permitted to host 5000 capacity raves less than two weeks after the current restrictions are reviewed.
The event is due to commence at 15.00 on St. Patrick’s Day and 12 hours before the event the page will reportedly reveal the location to people who have bought tickets.
Currently, gardai can fine those organising a party or illegal event 500 euro and those who attend can be fined 100 euro.