People living in a seaside village in Co Sligo have been erecting flags from all over the world to show solidarity with other countries affected by Covid-19. 

The initiative by the Rosses Point Development Association has seen flags raised on poles along the popular promenade walk in the village.

To emphasise the importance of social distancing, the flags have been placed on every second pole with the Irish flag on a green area across from the seashore path.

More flags are due to be added to the selection of national flags of countries far and near raised over the weekend including Wales and the USA.

The initiative has raised spirits among people in the village who identify with other communities also restricted by Covid-19 around the world.  

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