Mary Kenny journalist

  • Journalist Mary Kenny will no longer be participating in this year's Percy French Festival in Co Roscommon, following controversy over the requirement for people travelling here from the UK to quarantine for 14 days.

    This year's festival will be an open air event at Castlecoote House in Co Roscommon, and is taking place from 22-24th July.

    Journalist and author Mary Kenny was due to travel from the UK to speak at the festival, but has described the quarantine regulations as "draconian".

    The Percy French festival has subsequently issued a statement saying Ms Kenny will not be attending the event..

    The organising committee say they regret this, but acknowledge that "it is the duty of us all to put the health and safety of the people of Ireland first".