Wednesday 20 March 2019

Lights and action as Drogheda comes alive for festive season

Hubert Murphy

It might have been a bit damp but there's no-one better than Kelly Kierans to whip up a bit of enthusiasm in front of a big crowd.

The switching on of the Christmas lights returned last Friday and it proved a popular outing for people of all ages.

With Mayor Frank Godfrey and Santa on hand, the lights burst into life to begin the festive season on West Street.

The entertainment on show was pretty awesome too, from young choir members to the incredible Theresa McKenna whose voice echoed around the street and certainly help bring a crowd.

The night also saw the debut of the all female Voices of the Boyne choir.

They have been just three months together but they are a polished crew and no doubt we'll hear a lot more from them in the months to come.

The gardai did a great job policing the traffic, St John Ambulance were on call as usual and a lot of people have freely of their time and expertise to make it a memorable night for the younger folk.

The traders deserve great credit for getting the event back up and running and with the Drogheda BIDS scheme taking shape, maybe the fight for the 'Golden Quarter Mile' is taking on real vigour.

This weekend, the attention turns to Laurence's Street as the traders there have a special weekend of fun and entertainment planned.

And Millmount also hosts a weekend where the various crafters put their wares on display. Some unique Drogheda items will be up for grabs.

Drogheda Independent