The free parking days for Christmas shopping in Mullingar have been announced and they are Friday December 8; Saturday December 9; Saturday December 16; Thursday December 21; Friday December 22; and Saturday, December 23.
The dates were announced at last night's meeting of Mullingar Municipal District in Council Chambers.
The free Christmas parking was widely welcomed by all members. Cllr Una D'Arcy said Friday November 24 should also be included, as it coincided with 'pay day', Black Friday, and was traditionally the time people did most of their shopping.
It emerged that the free parking days represent a loss of €30,000 to the council's funds.