Donnybrook Street Festival Returns with a Roar

Eoin Meegan

Last month saw the happy return of the Donnybrook Neighbourhood Street Party after a three-year absence due to Covid. The event included music, spot prizes, entertainment, and a fantastic magic show by Waffles the Magician, which had the kids screaming with delight. All round there were happy faces as locals filled the small park. Even the sun made an appearance (yes!) and everyone had a fantastic day.

Organiser, David Doyle, and the Donnybrook Residence Association (DRA) were very pleased with the turnout and would like to thank all the local businesses in the village who sponsored the event. Events such as this which uplift people’s spirits in these dark times cannot happen without the support of local businesses, and they are very grateful to all concerned. Two sponsors were marked out for special applause: Romayos Chipper who fed the multitude on the day with very tasty chips, pizza and sausages, and Donnybrook Fair who supplied trays of scrumptious sandwiches. A great community spirit and a fantastic atmosphere.

During the event a moment’s silence was observed for local man Paul Doyle who sadly passed away in 2020, as well as all those in the locality recently deceased. Paul was instrumental in seeing the street carnival was a success in previous years, and is deeply missed.

And as the event marked the 10th anniversary of the Donnybrook street summer fest they had a massive cake to honour the occasion. Now that’s my way of partying.

Pictured, that 10th anniversary cake, Waffles doing her thing, and locals enjoying the day out.