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‘Summer Coolers’ - special music gig this weekend for all ages

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 10:46am

‘Summer Coolers’ - special music gig this weekend for all ages

Alison (left) and Rachael holding the flyers for the ‘Summer Coolers’ all ages gig, and showing one of the ‘Media Mullingar’ T-shirts, which they printed themselves.


Two Loreto College transition year students have organised an all-ages music event in The Stables venue on June 10.

The event is a response to their age group not having an outlet for their love of music.

The event will showcase young bands, including the two organising girls, as well as local favourites Fallen Lights.

These girls are the same ones who did all of the social media for the Mullingar St Patrick’s Day parade this year – they have even started their own company page on Facebook, ‘Media Mullingar’. See

Their names of the two hard-working girls are Rachael Purcell and Alison Byrne.

By Rachael Purcell

Media Mullingar was initially established as a voluntary organisation to promote this year's St Patrick’s Day Parade using social media as a way of reaching the younger generations.

I became involved when I responded to a Facebook request for volunteers to help organise the parade.

My friend Alison [Byrne] and I were delighted to have the opportunity to help organise the parade.

I began designing posters and leaflets and we both worked on social media to promote the event.

We got a good response from the work we did, and developed the name 'Media Mullingar'.

We then decided to carry on using the name after March 17 had passed.

Helping out with the parade led us to meeting lots of new people.

We met Alan Coyle, who was also a member of the original Media Mullingar group, and had experience in organising youth music events when he was a teenager.

He knew we were both heavily interested in music and were eager to spread the word about new music around Mullingar.

We wanted to do hold an event to showcase new local music as we felt, as young people, there was an absence of music events that we were able to attend.

From this came our ‘Summer Coolers – All Ages Gig’, which takes place this coming Saturday, June 10.

We have gathered some local acts including Fallen Lights, The Lir Ukulele Band, 2inTune and Asgard.

We really hope that the event will be successful and will bring new musicians and talent to the town.

This event is entirely family friendly and is not to be missed! We can’t wait to see you all there on Saturday!

Doors 4.30pm.

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