The ancient fortress town of Donegal will be under siege this evening as thousands of blonde quiffed children and, yes, parents converge to give the now world famous twins, “Jedward” a true Donegal welcome.
Many years ago when our ancestors built the town they must have had events such as this in mind - with three main entrances to the natural amphi - theatre of the Diamond, it provides an ideal venue which accommodates safety and crowd control.
Ever since it had been announced in the Donegal Democrat that the fun loving duo were going to open this year’s Donegal Summer Festival, the demand has been unprecedented from all parts of the country and even further afield.
Paul Kennedy of the Abbey Hotel told the Donegal Democrat, “This has been a really great week for Donegal Town - the feelgood factor is returning slowly but surely.
“We’re in the Ulster final, new businesses are opening and JEDWARD are in town,” he added.
Kennedy emphasised that tonight is going to be very much a night for all the family - a night when mothers and fathers will gaze in amazement at the unbelievable joy and emotion in the eyes of their children.
“It will be a night of shared joy which will be remembered for years to come,” he added
Sgt. Tony Cornyn of Donegal Town Garda Station said, “This promises to be a really great night for the town and we will be placing our top priority on safety.
“From this morning there will be no parking allowed on the Diamond and I would urge concert goers to come to Donegal and park well on the outskirts of the town.
“The Diamond will be totally closed off and only ticket holders will be allowed access from 6.00 pm - diversions will be in place to accommodate all other motor traffic.
“Above all, I would ask parents to keep a close eye on their children so that everybody can have a really great experience.”