Christmas comes to the villages

Saggart Christmas Event 2022

The festive spirit is alive and well in the villages of Saggart, Newcastle and Rathcoole as a number of Christmas events take place, Dublin Mid West TD, Deputy Emer Higgins has said. Deputy Higgins said “Christmas has well and truly arrived in the Villages with a number of Christmassy events taking place last weekend and over the coming weeks to bring our communities together.” Deputy Higgins continued “Myself and Cllr. Shirley O’Hara really enjoyed attending the Saggart Village Christmas event on Sunday and it was so lovely to see everyone enjoying the festive music and food and drinks.

“There were plenty of familiar local faces at the event this year but also some new faces too with lots of our new Ukrainian neighbours being welcomed to the event for the first time which was brilliant to see. “Peter Finn, TV Builder from RTÉ’s Home Rescue was the MC for the evening and did a brilliant job of entertaining the crowd and keeping things going along with help from local volunteers and our community Gardaí.

“A massive well done to the Saggart Village Residents Association for all their hard work on organising such a wonderful evening.” Deputy Higgins added: “I also went along to the Newcastle Christmas event in the community hall over the weekend and I was so struck by the number of teenagers and young people from local groups and the Newcastle Youth Club who gave up their time to volunteer for such a great cause. “Their youthful energy was the cherry on top of an amazing event organised by the Newcastle Community Group, so well done to everyone who made it happen. “It has been a few years now since we’ve been able to gather and celebrate like this as a community at Christmas without restrictions and it was so clear from the crowds gathered that the festive spirit is alive and well in the villages.

“And the festivities don’t stop there with Santa Claus arriving in Rathcoole on Friday 9th December, starting from Green Lane Manor at 6.30pm which will be another brilliant Christmas event not to be missed,” concluded Deputy Higgins.

Pictured: Emer Higgins TD, Cllr. Shirley O’Hara, Peter Finn and the Gardai at saggart village xmas event

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