Preparations underway for 2021 online event!

The finishing touches are being made to the St Patrick’s Day video ahead of its launch online on March 17th. The Dundalk St Patrick’s Day committee have been working hard over the last few weeks, perfecting the script and putting the finishing touches to the video, which hopes to put the spotlight on Dundalk in a positive way. The committee has also revealed that a number of iconic buildings will be lit up in green to mark St Patrick’s Day and the illuminations will feature in the short video.

Chairperson of the voluntary committee, Cllr. Conor Keelan, said he is pleased with the work that has been done so far. He said: “We have a good script, we have a really good, local production team and we are delighted to be working with Dundalk firm Stage and Lighting who are putting a lot of work into lighting the buildings up green. We are grateful for the generous sponsorship from Louth County Council and from Dundalk Chamber of Commerce who have been very supportive of what we are trying to do. We hope that the video, when it goes live on social media, will be shared around the world and people will see that despite the very difficult year we have been through, there is hope that things can and will be different in the near future. We have tried to encapsulate the acknowledgement of the hard 12 months ensured by people because of the pandemic, along with the memories of St Patrick’s Days of the past, while hoping for a brighter future”.

The video will be revealed online on March 17th and more details of its launch will be available next week.

Members of the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Committee include Cllr. Conor Keelan, Cllr. Maeve Yore, Ruairí Ó Murchú TD, Dagan Fleming (Stage and Lighting), Elaine McGeough (Long Walk Shopping Centre), Anne Campbell (Sinn Féin), Maria O’Toole (PayPal), Kayleigh Mulligan (Louth Volunteer Centre) and Shane McBride (Pelican Promotions).