SWIM HERO LIGHTS UP FERMOY
As Mitchelstown prepares for the switching on of its festive lights this Friday evening, the orgainers were delighted with the big crowd that gathered on Ashe Quay for the Fermoy ‘light up’ last weekend, writes Antonia Zane.
They were there to share a little bit of holiday cheer, participate in the Christmas celebrations and enjoy the switching on of the lights which was hosted by Fermoy Business Association on Friday night last.
The young and old who braved the cold conditions were handsomely rewarded with a show delivered by the children by the Evolution Arts Project, who sang their hearts out for almost an hour.
They started slowly, but with every new song delivered, the singers grew in confidence and they did a great job entertaining the audience, who supported them all through the evening. Home town hero, Owen O’Keefe, who swam the English Channel in record time earlier this year, was due to switch the lights on but seemed to have got ‘into trouble’ along the way, and was handcuffed by gardai.
After being quizzed by the ‘lady in distress’, cleverly and wittily personified by Kevin McCormack, reminiscent of a troubled Amy Winehouse with her signature beehive hairstyle, Owen counted down from 10 and, with some visible difficulty, due to the ‘handcuffs’ set the town alight.
The event concluded with delicious refreshments, mince pies and hot chocolate, kindly offered by the staff of The Grand Hotel.
Thursday 3rd December 5:58pm