Chicago River goes green for St Patrick's Day

ENNIS could be following in the footsteps of Chicago next year by turning the river Fergus green for St Patrick’s Day.

Officials have been dying the Chicago River green annually since 1962.

Fine Gael Councillor Mary Howard raised the possibility at Tuesday’s Ennis Municipal District meeting and council officials agreed to look into the possibility.

“We need to continue to up our game, to look at different ideas and novel ideas to keep Ennis and Clare out there in people’s hearts and heads,” Cllr Howard said.

Cllr Howard referred to buildings in Ennis going green for St Patrick’s Day and the viral photos they produced.

She believes dying the River Fergus could have a similar effect and assures that environmentally safe dye would be used.

“These dyes are biodegradable, they’re not harmful to vegetation or to wildlife around the river,” Cllr Howard added.

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