Local taxi Driver Jim Carr has come out strongly against the Council decision to close Laurence’s Gate to traffic on the Facebuke. In a controversial post, Jim denounced the traffic management plan by saying it was only going to make the traffic problem in the town worser.
Census results released last week show that Drawda is still the biggest and best town in the country. Our population is a mighty 40,956 compared to a dazzlingly average 39,004 for that hole up the road. A staggering 1,952 people chose to live in Drawda rather than Dundalk, even babies. Nothing can change that. It’s a fact.
In a bid to get the right kind of tourists into the town, Drogheda Borough Council have announced that those wishing to go on the new 80 metre floating marina will be means tested. The proposed marina is to have berths for up to 12 pleasure boats. We spoke to a faceless civil servant about it over some pints at lunchtime.
You won’t be ebble to tink straight this week. Why? The Drogheda Arts Festival is on, again. It’ll be aaats this and aaats that. You won’t understand most of it, who does? Just say it’s great for the town and they’ll leave you alone. But there is an alternative – The fawty furth Drawda Daats Festval.
Back when there were public telephone boxes and The Faa Side could afford foreign holidays, we would call these phones in the hope that someone would answer. The odd time somebody would and you’d get chatting to them and the itch was scratched. There’s a beauty to the accent, a haashness. True, it doesn’t have the camp lilt of the Dundalk brogue and it lacks the callous thuggery of a denizen from the axis of evil (Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington) but there’s something about it.