Wednesday 21 February 2018

Christmas festival well on track after fundraising night at the dogs

Sinead Byrne, Ella Shannon and Niamh Byrne
Sinead Byrne, Ella Shannon and Niamh Byrne
Liz Hore, District Area Manager; Betty Kavanagh, Smyths Arro; Ned Freeman, owner of Stripe Pal, Dermot Kavanagh, Smyths Arro and Myles Roban, Enniscorthy Chamber
Best dressed man Padraig O'Gorman with sponsor Eric Barron
Hannah and Jessica O'Brien
Biju, Dianne Rigley and Katie Fox from The Holy Grail, Market Square, Enniscorthy
Caroline Bolger, Ciara Doran, Aine Doyle and Fiona Cullen
Brendan Robinson and Mark Wickham
Faye and Rea Robinson
Róisín, Anton, Yvonne and Anton Jnr Treacy, Ray O'Sullivan and Myles Roban, Enniscorthy Chamber
Tyler O'Connor, Dylan McVeigh, Aaron Browne and Nathan O'Connor
Eugene Crosbie, owner of 'Pros Fancy', pictured with Deirdre Newe, AIB Bank; Myles Roban, Enniscorthy Chamber; Lorna, Rhys and Rhian O'Gorman and Rachel Doyle

Pádraig Byrne

While it may seem like winter is drawing ever closer, it was a lovely evening at Enniscorthy Dog Track last week as the annual race night in aid of the Christmas Festival took place on Thursday. Once again, the evening saw Enniscorthy & District Chamber join forces with Enniscorthy Business Association and Wexford County Council to put together a fun night out for all the family.

There was plenty of excitement on track with a total of nine sponsored races getting underway from 8 p.m. Each races contained dogs sponsored by a vast array of local businesses and there was plenty of excitement and banter as representatives from each cheered their dogs home. Adding to the excitement was a variety of raffle prizes on offer, along with prizes for the best dressed lady, won by Maria Nolan, and best dressed gentleman, won by former District Manager Padraig O'Gorman.

All money raised on the night will do directly towards funding this year's Christmas Festival, which has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and is a great example of the cooperation between the council and the business community in Enniscorthy. This year's festival is set to be as big as ever with Enniscorthy Castle once again transforming into a winter wonderland for Santa's Enchanted Castle.

Families will be invited to come along and visit the elves workshop and magical time machine, post their Christmas letter in Santa's Post Box, take a look at where the elves sleep and sample some yummy treats from Mrs Claus' Traditional Sweet Shop. Of course this will be all topped off with a visit to the big man himself. Booking is now open on

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