Christmas music will be heard all over the streets of Clare’s county town when Ennis Christmas Radio airs from December 16th through to Christmas Eve.
Well-known local radio presenter Ger Sweeney will be broadcasting daily from Ennis Market with the broadcast being relayed on street speakers throughout the town.
Ennis Chamber and Clare County Council are jointly funding Ennis Christmas Radio which complements the free parking and pedestrianisation schemes recently announced for the Christmas period.
Free parking is being provided from 3.00 p.m. at all public carparks in Ennis each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Thursday (8 December 2016) until 10 January 2017, while O’Connell Square and O’Connell Street from O’Connell Square to its junction with Station Road will be pedestrianised from midday to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 17 December, Sunday 18 December, Friday 23 December and on Christmas Eve.
Jean McCabe, President of Ennis Chamber said the introduction of late Christmas shopping by town centre businesses will further enhance Ennis’ attractive as a shopping destination in the run up to Christmas. “We are delighted to co-fund Ennis Christmas Radio with Clare County Council. Combined with the free parking, late opening hours and pedestrianisation initiatives, we feel that Ennis is more accessible and attractive as a shopping destination than ever before. The lighting scheme and decorative shop fronts throughout the town further add to the festive atmosphere and visitor experience”, she added.
Ger Dollard, Director of Services, Clare County Council said, “Clare County Council is encouraging members of the public to shop locally this Christmas and help to sustain local jobs. Ennis offers excellent value for money and a broad shopping experience and we are delighted to be able to play our part in supporting local businesses.”
Ennis Christmas Radio presenter Ger Sweeney is hoping to help create a seasonal spirit in the town. “I look forward to playing my part in creating a welcoming and festive atmosphere in Ennis during the lead up to Christmas.”