Abbeyleix Christmas Fair Off
** ABBEYLEIX CHRISTMAS MARKET & CRAFT FAIR **
It is with great regret and a heavy heart that the organisers of this year’s Christmas Market have made the difficult decision to cancel the event which was due to take place tomorrow Sat. 5th December. One of the first in the county, The Christmas Market was in its 5th year and brought much needed trade and visitors to the town in the run up to Christmas.
The decision was based on the most recent weather information which is forecasting ‘Storm Desmond’ to hit tonight and into tomorrow bringing heavy winds and rain that may present a real danger to participants which is completely outside our control. In addition our insurance would not stand over any accidents in the event of such warning issued by Met Eireann.
We wish to sincerely apologise to anyone who was planning on trading at or attending the event for any inconvenience caused but feel that this is in the best interests of everyone’s Health and Safety.
The voluntary committee would like to take this opportunity to thank their main sponsors Laois Hire for their ongoing commitment and generosity to the event. The Parish and school choirs along with all the other musicians who were scheduled to give up their free time to entertain the crowd. The CE boys and all the other volunteers and helpers who have put so much time and effort into making the event a success again this year and local media for covering and promoting the event.
Any stall holder who has paid a deposit will have their monies refunded and can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions
Santa has been notified and is quoted as saying he is extremely disappointed but fully understands.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016
Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas
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