AN ADVERT promoting a potentially illegal St Patrick’s Day “lockdown rave” has surfaced on social media.
Extra uncovered a private account on Instagram through which tickets are being sold for the event despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland.
Under Irish Government rules, social gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, are prohibited.
These rules are expected to remain in place well beyond March 1st, when the rules are set to be reviewed, however it would appear organisers are moving forward with plans for a rave on March 17.
The event is reportedly taking place somewhere around Kildare and Dublin.
According to the Extra report, tickets for the St Patrick’s Day rave are being sold at €20 per person alongside a promise that they will get the chance to “party hard” at the event.
The private Instagram account’s bio reads: “Paddys day lockdown rave in the kildare/Dublin area 17th march 2021 tickets are €20.”
It ends with the pledge: “Let’s not have another miserable paddys day let’s party hard.”
The promise comes despite the fact Covid-19 cases in Ireland remain critically high and are unlikely to fall to a level where social venues would reopen in time for this event.
The account currently boasts under 1,000 followers and has so far only made six posts.
At the time of writing the Gardai had yet to pass comment on the promo.
Technically speaking, plans for the rave are legal, as the current restrictions are only in place until March 5, when they will be reviewed.
However, with lockdown rules likely to be required for some time to come, it seems highly unlikely that any kind of St Patrick’s Day rave could take place without being in breach of those rules.