Tuesday 20 March 2018

'Snow' falls as Santa lights up Enniscorthy!

Switching on the lights: Strawberry Queen Rebecca O'Connor, Santa and Cllr Oliver Walsh
Switching on the lights: Strawberry Queen Rebecca O'Connor, Santa and Cllr Oliver Walsh
Mary, Evan and Jennifer Butler
Joanne Browne with her son Rory
Tracey Russell with Isabella Sheridan and Aoibhlin Russell
Patti O'Brien with her son Joey
Carmel Murphy with Dellah and Matilda and their mother Minaela O'Mahony

Esther Hayden

There was festive cheer aplenty in Enniscorthy on Saturday as Santa Claus himself made a flying visit to the town.

Santa took time out of his busy schedule of toy making to come to Enniscorthy to turn on the town's Christmas lights. He also wanted to check up on all the little boys and girls to see who is being naughty and who is being nice as he puts together his Christmas list.

There was a large turnout for the big switch-on, and Santa was helped on the day by Strawberry Queen Rebecca O'Connor and Cllr Oliver Walsh.

The festive magic shone throughout the town as Santa, Rudey the Elf, Jack Frost and other characters from A Quest Before Christmas mingled with adults and children alike. Also performing on the day were members of the Superstars Stage Academy, led by the award-winning Sharon Clancy and Suzanne O'Leary.

District manager for Enniscorthy Padraig O'Gorman said the day had been a great success.

He said: 'It was a really good day. We opened Santa's Enchanted Castle too which is going really well and we are on target to double the number of visitors from last year.

'This year we also have lights in three new areas, Cathedral Street, Barrack Street/Irish Street and Templeshannon so the whole town looks really well.

'There was a great crowd in town on Saturday evening to see Santa switch on the lights which was great to see and really added to the festive atmosphere.'

Enniscorthy Guardian