By Dan Walsh
Enniscorthy’s Market Square was a dark place early this evening but was revived with a bright idea that activated a touch of magic – the virtual switching-on of the annual Christmas lights. Even the moon shone brightly above the rooftops and church spires as the illuminations were observed from the space station high above the clouds.
The Covid-19 guidelines prompted a new approach to the big switch-on this year. It was time for ideas and since Christmas is a time when magical things happen it was decided that a virtual switch-on would send light into every street.
The mystery remains, who converted the vacant bulbs into bright lights. Jimmy Gahan from Enniscorthy Chamber of Commerce was present and said a few brief words, Santa Claus was surrounded by a few elves and had a big plunger in front of him, so he may have had the magical touch, and there were a few well-chosen words from the Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy.
Cllr Murphy told WexfordLocal.com; “It was an unusual switching-on of the lights, but it’s a beautiful evening, the lights are stunning, and everyone should take the opportunity of coming to Enniscorthy, get a look at the Christmas lights, feel the atmosphere and support local.”
So Enniscorthy is in festive mood. The popular roadside hoardings with the message ‘Shop Enniscorthy Support Local’ have been erected on all approach roads into town and at strategic locations within supported Enniscorthy so as to get the message across to shoppers of the need to spend locally this Christmas.