Letterkenny’s traditional Carol Trail service will be going ahead as usual this year but due to Covid it will be a little different this time around.
Speaking yesterday spokesperson for the event, Donnan Harvey, confirmed it will be a ‘virtual’ carol trail this year, and that it will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd starting at 8p.m.
Mr. Harvey said they didn’t want to disappoint the many people who look forward to it so they decided to go ahead with the event because it has become so popular in recent times. However, reality has also kicked in.
He explained: “Because of the current Covoid19 regulations, we cannot gather physically at the different places of worship but we hope everyone will join us online in what should be a very memorable evening.”
The Carol Trail will begin with Christmas Carols and readings at Trinity Presbyterian Church Letterkenny, stopping both outside the Gospel Hall and at the former Methodist Church on the Market Square.
Then there will be more carols and readings at St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkennybefore the carol service will end at Letterkenny’s oldest building, Conwal Parish Church at the top of the Church Lane where the evening will be brought to a close with a rendition of ‘O Holy Night’.
This unique festive event is organised by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter and Letterkenny CDP and will be screened on their respective Facebook pages. The carol service is facilitated by Trinity Presbyterian Church, St Eunans Cathedral and Conwal Parish Church.
The bad news, according to Donnan, who is Secretary of the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Committee, is that, unfortunately, this Christmas they cannot have the now traditional mince pies and tea in Conwal Parish Church Centre but hope families units will have some themselves after the service ends.
“Hopefully, next year we will be returning to enjoying each others company,” he added.
This unique event promises to be a very special evening and hopes to give people the chance to take time and reflect on the real message of Christmas ‘goodwill to all’.
So, tune in online on Tuesday, 22nd December and enjoy a very special virtual night in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter.