Sunday 16 December 2018

Peaky Blinders theme to ring in new year

Great style in Russells Fancy Dress party

Niall MacClancy, Cian Murphy and Gerard Lawless celebrating New Year's Eve in Russells Saloon
Niall MacClancy, Cian Murphy and Gerard Lawless celebrating New Year's Eve in Russells Saloon
Alina Gromova (left), Armagh Road, Shannon Bowden Savage, Avenue Road, Jana Sitkova, Armagh Road and Mandy Browne, Blackrock Road celebrating New Year's Eve in Russells Saloon
Ciana Rogers (centre), Bay Estate, with Rebecca and Natalie Lamont, Kilkerley celebrating New Year's Eve in Russells Saloon

Dundalk After Dark

Russells Gin Emporium was the place to be on New Year's Eve if you were a fan of the hit TV show Peaky Blinders because the popular Park Street venue was hosting a themed fancy dress night and the crowds were out in force and most were dressed for the occasion.

I wasn't too long in the door when I caught up with Geraldine and Jim Rogers from Bishops Court who were up for a night of fun with Ann and Larry McGlade from Mullabawn who were looking forward to seeing in the new year together.

Next I met up with a couple Cian McCrave from Carrick Road and Lauren Gray from Bay Estate who were joined by joined by Eoin Corr from Rockfield who were a bit unimpressed with the atmosphere but were looking forward to bigger and better things to come.

After this I got a word with my new neighbour Finn Conroy from Parnell Park who was there with a man who also has Park links, Mark Pepper from Greenwood Drive who were both dressed and looking well and were there to party.

Also in their company were Sarah McCourt from St. Alphonsus Road and cousin Aideen McCourt from Avenue Road who were with a couple who told me they were Al Capone and his wife and were up for making the best of the night.

Meanwhile up at the bar I got talking to Miriam Ward originally from Ard Easmuinn who was actually born in 34 Park Street, is now living in Glasgow and was over with her new husband Gordon Mellin who definitely should have won an award for their outfits.

Taking a break from a very busy year were Tim and Catherine Mullins from Glen Gat House who told me that Tim's confirmation suit was dusted down for the occasion and looked really well on him!

Heading for another group I then got a word with Vanessa Shields from Lower Point Road who was with James Jennings from Riverstown and Fergal Carroll from Forkhill who is home from Perth for Christmas and told me he was trying to annoy as many people as he could before he headed back to Oz.

I then headed for a both were I got a word with Cian Murphy from Afton Drive, Gerard Lawless from Darver, Rebecca and Natalie Lamont from Kilkerley, Ciana Rogers from Bay Estate Niall MacClancy from Belfry Gardens who were set for the night and had already started their celebrations in a major style.

They were joined by Shannon Bowden-Savage from Avenue Road and Alena Gromoua from Coulter Place who assured me it was going to be a fantastic night.

Not too long late I then got talking to Paddy Cumiskey from Carrickmacross and Lisa Reitmeier from Ravensdale and managed to make a complete fool of myself by asking some really stupid questions!

After this I headed over for a chat with Stephanie Mulligan from Seafield Lawns and Gerard Kenny from Dublin who told me it was going to be an epic night for sure.

Taking a break from entertaining the masses were Colum and Bee Lally from St. Marys Road with Fergie O'Rourke from Cluan Enda who were dressed up and looking great.

Finally, before I departed I met up with Amanda Bell from Barronstown and Henry Lynch from Ravensdale who were having a laugh with David Farrell from Marian Park who were looking fine and ready to party the night away with Greg and his staff.

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