Westport Lights up for Christmas
The Westport Christmas lights were switched on by Lottie Billington winner of art competition for JK Rowlings book The Ickabog and Natalia Boda Coughlan(representing Ciaran Rocliffe winner of Westport Chamber of Commerce competition)
The Council have new lighting spheres installed on Bridge Street, Shop Street, James Street and the Quay. There are new lighting banners on Mill Street and Castlebar Street and new lights on the monument at the Octagon.
The existing lights on the trees on Bridge St, Shop St , James St, The Mall and the Fairgreen have been restored.
Speaking at the launch Cllr. Brendan Mulroy, Leas Cathaoirleach of the Westport - Belmullet Municipal District said “Mayo County Council is delighted to be switching on the Christmas lights in Westport today. I acknowledge the TVRS grant awarded to the town which, when combined with GMA contribution from my colleagues and myself results in a spectacular new lighting scheme in Westport.
I acknowledge the huge challenges faced this year by all the businesses in the town and we hope that the new lighting will lift everyone’s spirits and we look forward to a busy and safe run up to Christmas.
* Pictured Left to Right
Padraic Walsh Head of Westport Belmullet Municipal District, Councillor Peter Flynn, Councillor Brendan Mulroy, Helen Gavin President Westport Chamber of Commerce, Ann Rocliffe, Laura Staunton Chamber of Commerce, Natalia Boda Coughlan, Lottie Billington, Rosie Billington, Noelle Angley MD Architect, Councillor Christy Hyland, Councillor John O’Malley, Ann Moore Westport Belmullet Municipal District, Canon Jennifer McWhirter and her daughter.