By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy
Upwards of 150 vintage cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles brought Enniscorthy to a standstill for a short time tonight (Friday) as they travelled in convoy from The Promenade beside the River Slaney to Old Forge Road, Milehouse, in celebration and to show love and support for Alejandro Miszan, (9), who has returned home to his loving family following the horrific dog attack in November.
Alejandro spent seven weeks in hospital, but was surprisingly discharged on Tuesday, and since he was a lover of cars, vintage enthusiasts from many parts of the county hastily gathered to show their support with a massive turnout of horsepower, flashing lights and atmosphere.
Alejandro, his elder brother Raul, who has been his spokesperson, and his Dad, attended the gathering in The Promenade. There was a strong public presence too, including Independent T.D. Verona Murphy who offered her support to Alejandro who needs ongoing treatment for his facial injuries.
Alejandro said he was delighted to be home in Enniscorthy and appreciated the welcome from neighbours and friends and the car enthusiasts who gave him a night to remember! His only regret; “I don’t like how I look. I wish I had my face back.”
Tonight’s event presented a carnival atmosphere. Loud exhaust music, the beeping of horns, some spinning of wheels and the occasional cloud of smoke, but all in an orderly manner and a wonderful ‘welcome back home to Enniscorthy’ tribute to a brave young local boy who is lucky to be spared his life.