Keep the poster, keep the programme, keep the faith. Castleisland Chamber Alliance Christmas Street Party has been postponed. Chamber members took a responsible decision this afternoon to postpone their greatly anticipated ‘Street Party’ which was to include the switching on of the Christmas lights on the huge tree and a fireworks display.
Status Red Weather Warning
“Due to the Status Red weather warning and after consulting with Kerry County Council the Castleisland Chamber Alliance regrets that the Christmas Street Party planned for tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th, has been postponed. This decision was taken with the safety of the public as our priority.
“We are currently working on rescheduling the party and will issue an update as soon as we have organised an alternative date,” said Jeremy Burke in a press release.
Street entertainment including, Zumba Dancing and Carol Singing as well as Face Painting and treats for children and a visit by Santa Claus had all been pencilled in as part of the programme of events.
25 Foot Christmas Tree
The massive 25 foot Christmas Tree on Main Street – which was kindly sponsored by Garvey’s SuperValu – awaits its lights being switched on and Kerry senior football team manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Mayor Bobby O’Connell had been lined up to officially do the honours.
However, the weather became the great spoilsport and public safety a priority as the forecast includes ‘relentless rain’ throughout the country – and ‘no let-up on the very windy conditions.’
Southwesterly winds will maintain mean speeds of 50-65 km/h with gusts of 100km/h or more occurring for much of the day according to Met Éireann.
Looking out for Better Weather
Keep an eye out here as the Castleisland Chamber Alliance members look out for better weather and the re-scheduling of their biggest event since their recent formation.
There will still be great value in the shop here and, one in particular, Lynch’s Pharmacy sent us details of their offers for tomorrow. You can see the details of their promotion with a click on the advert here on the page.