Monday, April 03, 2017

'Paint the Town Red' competition launched

Kilcullen and Ballymore were represented at the 'Paint the Town Red' launch in Naas last Friday, writes Brian Byrne.

The two communities are paired in the Punchestown Festival Week promotion, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Prizes worth more than €5,000 are up for grabs for businesses with shopfronts in Naas, Johnstown/Kill, Kilcullen/Ballymore, and Blessington in the competition, which was started four years ago in Naas.

A finalist will be chosen from each of the participating town/villages and will receive €800, while the overall winner will receive €1,500 plus the use of a private suite at the racecourse on a non-festival race day.

Pictured top are Shirley Hallion, Secret Kloset Boutique, Kilcullen; Ian Murphy, Secret Kloset Boutique, Kilcullen; Clodagh Hughes, Branch Manager Bank of Ireland Naas; and Cllr Ivan Keatley, Mayor of Kildare.

Elizabeth Deegan of Elizabeth's Hair Salon, Ballymore Eustace; Fiona Barrett, Ballymore Hearts and Flowers, Jo McMahon, Branch Manager Bank of Ireland Kilcullen; and Nessa Dunlea, Kilcullen.

Fiona Barrett, Ballymore Hearts and Flowers; Damien Reynor, Ballymore Eustace; Elizabeth Deegan of Elizabeths Hair Salon, Ballymore Eustace; and Sean Fogarty, Ballymore Eustace Post Office.

The competition details and timeline are:
Wednesday 5th April – register your business for the shop front campaign with Liz Fay, Punchestown;
Tuesday 18th April – email pictures of the themed business front to Liz Fay –;
Friday 21st April – the five finalists will be personally contacted and announced on social media;
Tuesday 25th April – the finalists and the overall winner will be presented with their prizes in the parade ring on the opening day of the festival.

For more information contact: Liz Fay or 045-897704.