Local Events

Castlebar Christmas Lights 2014

A short video I produced of the official turning on of the Christmas Lights in the Mall, Castlebar, on November 28th 2014. There was a great turn out on a cold winters evening but thanks to Aaron from Cafe Rua we were treated to free hot drinks! Castlebar Gospel Choir sang while Santa arrived with the help of Castlebar Men's Shed. Santa greeted all the kids and the mammies and daddies and even collected a few letters while he was there. Helen O'Hara from Love Castlebar was there to paint a few faces too.

Then the lights were officially turned on by Cllr Al McDonald and Martina, a local athlete. This year the full circle of trees were lit and it is an impressive sight! Next the evening was finished with performances from the Castlebar Town Band, and then some songs from local musicians Chris and Dave who were accompanied by St Joeseph's Girls Choir.

To find out more about the Castlebar Gospel Choir click here.

Castlebar Zombie Walk 2014

On October 31st 2014 Castlebar hosted its first ever Zombie Walk in aid of ÁIRC – supporting children with disabilities. The event was organised by Rita Scott from The Crypt radio show thecrypt80.blogspot.ie/ who did an amazing job at putting the event together. We started the evening at Mayo Leisure point where all the zombies met for hair, make-up, and of course for a laugh. Then it was time to assemble the undead and embark on Castlebars’ first ever Zombie Walk. I kept up with the zombies and captured as much footage as I could, this involved a lot of running and I can tell you, I felt like a zombie afterwards! The walk finished at market square with an amazing dancing performance from Dance World Another Level facebook.com/danceworld.anotherlevel . I loved shooting and editing this video, I normally do weddings so this was an interesting change! Please feel free to share to raise awareness for ÁIRC!