It has been officially confirmed that the Christmas Kingdom festival which was scheduled to be held Malahide in Dublin has been cancelled after local council officials along with residents have objected to the event.
The news comes after Fingal county council held a emergency meeting recently with a number of attendees who voted to reject hosting the event in Malahide. It is believed the event was scheduled to launch at the end of the month but residents of Marina village protested against the six-week event, citing the traffic congestion and anti-social behaviour as the main reason they did not want the event to go ahead.
The disappointing news was broke by Councillor Jimmy Guerin who said the vast majority who attended the meeting requested that the event not to go ahead in Malahide. Coucillor Guerin told RTE: “The overall feeling was that there was no consultation, had there been, agreement would have been met.” “Council officials asked for a vote, four or five in support of it going ahead out of 70.”
Councillor Guerin also ruled out the possibility of Malahide Castle hosting the event, citing problems with the Bridgefield carpark. The cancelation has left organisers stranded as they are desperate to try and find another location to host the event before the Christmas season gets into full swing.