PA system to be re-introduced for next year's Blessing of the Graves
6 Sept 2017
A PA system is set to be re-introduced for next year's blessing of the graves at Dowdallshill.
This comes after criticism that, while the ceremony was broadcast via Dundalk FM, there was no on-site audio facility in place.
Councillor Tomás Sharkey officially brought a motion before this week's sitting of the Dundalk
, with the long-standing PA apparatus unanimously restored by all members.
was was a monumental failure. Thousands of people come from near and far to pay respects to deceased friends and family. It is an annual event where the community comes together.
they were faced with a new low in our Age of Austerity.
"Families put great effort into preparing graves for the event. People
long distances. The decision not to have speakers and a public address system
wrong. It left thousands of people disappointed. They could not follow the service. Many people were upset that such a special
was a shambles.
"What should be a positive and uplifting day became the opposite. We (as council members) do not need a committee to realised that bringing back the PA system is a common sense move.
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