Calls For Separation Of Church And Bouncy Castle Rental Businesses


“THERE comes a time to say enough is enough,” said Kathleen McMarron, speaking at a rally of concerned parents looking to bring about the end of the Catholic Church’s ties to the world of large-scale inflatable children’s entertainment.

“How much longer are we going to allow these two entities to remain entwined, one feeding off the other? If we stand together as one and say ‘no more’, it can happen tonight!”

McMarron, herself a mother-of-three, lashed out at the now-common practice of hiring a bouncy castle or other such inflatables to celebrate First Communion and Confirmation, a routine that rakes in millions of euro each year for both the Church and the castle hirers.

“With kids showing a lack of interest in religion until they realise that they get a party with a bouncy castle, it only made sense for the Church to cosy up to ‘Mick’s Bouncy Fun’, or whoever was doing the hiring,” said McMarron, amid jeers from some priests and lads with generators in the crowd.

“It’s all one and the same now. The kids don’t give tuppence for the Body Of Christ, they just want to invite their pals around to have a go on a big slide,” she added, “it suits everyone: the Church, the bouncy lads, everyone except the parents who have to pay for it all. It’ll be tough explaining to my kids why they’re not getting a party when their pals up the road are, but I believe that this unholy union must come to a stop!”

Her sentiments were echoed around the country where bouncy castles were burned in protest, resulting in hundreds being hospitalised after breathing in large amounts of melted tarpaulin.