Drumlish gears up for Christmas

News reporter


News reporter




There will be plenty of festive cheer in the air in Drumlish on Friday when the village's Christmas lights are turned on.

The festive season in Drumlish cranks up a notch this Friday when the Christmas lights are turned on in what is sure to attract a sizeable crowd from right across the parish.

A superb evening of fun and entertainment awaits following the culmination of 8pm Mass when festivities are expected to get up and running.

Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council Cllr Luie McEntire is scheduled to be in attendance alongside parish priest Fr Ber Hogan, who will conduct the formalities on the night.

Local Cllr Martin Mulleady said the occasion was one which ordinarily signalled the onset of Christmas in the parish while perennially drawing a large crowd in the process.

“There’s not a year that goes by when it doesn’t bring the crowds out,” he said, adding that this year’s event promises to be every bit as good, if not better.

“An occasion like this is more for the kids than anything else.”

Two days later, the focus will shift a few miles up the road to the 98’ Hall when it hosts the annual Ballinamuck Community Christmas Party on December 9.

Proceedings are scheduled to get up and running from 2pm with a finish time of 6pm pencilled in.
There are no personal invitations but everyone is welcome to join.

Anyone willing to entertain, please contact Fiona O’Toole (Chairperson) on (087) 6812760 or Martha Bohan (Secretary) on (086) 1248863.

The seasonal feel is certainly rubbing off for those members aligned to the local Men’s Shed where carol singing practice has been in full gusto over the past number of weeks.

The most recent of those took place only last Friday (November 30) ensuring the Drumlish/Ballinamuck area is certainly well placed to deliver one of the most memorable Christmas’ in recent memory.