Donegal Nightclub Gets Green Light To Open St. Stephen's Day Morning
A special licence has been granted to The Limelight nightclub in Glenties, Co. Donegal, to open for business at 12.01am on December 26.
According to newstalk.com, the decision to permit the venue to open a minute after the prohibition of selling alcohol on Christmas Day ends arrived despite objections from Gardaí and members of the local community.
Commenting on the granting of the club's special licence, chair of the Glenties community development group Brian Carr said it "has caused a little bit of controversy around the town. There's going to be so many people landing in Glenties on Christmas night… Our population will probably treble from 800 people to 1,600 revelers in the town that night. Some of the local residents have a grievance that the judge granted this licence.
"All these people…will be in town from around 11.30pm until four or five in the morning. I think there's some undertaking that the owners will move them on quicker out of town - I think that's one of those reasons the judge granted the licence."