Clinton celebration a massive success

DUNDALK Town Centre Commercial Manager Andrew Mawhinney has hailed the weekend's Bill Clinton celebration in Market Square as a huge success. Mr Mawhinney was one of the leading lights behind the weekend's celebrations, which were held to mark the 10th anniversary of the former US President's visit to the town on December 12 2000.

DUNDALK Town Centre Commercial Manager Andrew Mawhinney has hailed the weekend's Bill Clinton celebration in Market Square as a huge success. Mr Mawhinney was one of the leading lights behind the weekend's celebrations, which were held to mark the 10th anniversary of the former US President's visit to the town on December 12 2000.

Speaking about the event, the TCCM said: "We were delighted with it. It was a very good weekend.

"The fair was very successful and all the traders got good business out of it. The musicians really came up trumps as well and the concert on Sunday was fantastic.

"The whole intention of it was to get something positive on in the town and we did that. It's the type of event we'd like to do regularly when the Market Square is revamped next year."

Mr Mawhinney thanked all those who made the event such a success, particularly Dundalk FC for their seating, Dundalk Town Council and the musicians who performed over the course of the weekend.

He also added that he was delighted to receive a letter of support for the event from Bill Clinton. The letter, which was sent to Gerry Adams, was delivered to Mr Mawhinney on Thursday evening with the former president indicating he would like to return to the time sometime soon.

"It was nice to receive and it was great to have that sort of credibility for the event," said Andrew.