Search

24/10/2021

WATCH: Is this Kildare's best singing garda?

Fab Christmas celebrations in Athy

WATCH: Is this Kildare's best singing garda?

Garda Sean O'Mahoney brought some Christmas cheer to Athy at the switching on of the lights last Sunday, December 5 when he serenaded the crowd with his own version of Hallelujah along with local musician and singer, Barry Keatley.

Barry was MC for the night as a huge crowd turned out for the festive occasion. The event was organised by the Athy Town Promoters Group, which is made up of local councillors; community worker, Patricia Berry; and a number of other organisations and business groups. The snow machine also added to the atmosphere. Athy Toastmaster's David Clinton brought Santa in on a fire services train and had a chat with the man in red on the stage.

Entertainment was provided by Rockabilly Rebels, Shooting Stars and Athy Musical and Dramatic Society who are performing While Sheppards Watched on December 19.

"I would like to thank all the organisations that were involved in organising the event, the community for turning out in such large numbers, there was definitely 3,000 to 4,000 people there. The main sponsor was Kildare County Council and we also had support from International Concentrates, Athy Lions Club, and Pat and Marie Geraghty from the Card and Party Shop," said Patricia Berry.

"We also had assistance on the night from the Kildare County Show, Civil Defence, the Order of Malta, Athy Tidy Towns and the Athy Gardai."

Check out the fantastic celebrations with this video taken by Raphael Hunter.

To continue reading this archived article for FREE,
please just kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.