Seafront mu­sic went way be­yond per­mit­ted tone

Bray People - - DOWN THE YEARS -

April 1984

THE OR­GAN­IS­ERS of a road race which ended on Bray Seafront last weekend cer­tainly added some raz­za­matazz to the oc­ca­sion when they played mu­sic over a pub­lic ad­dress sys­tem.

But lit­tle did they re­alise that they came very close to hav­ing the plug pulled on them. For Town Clerk Mr. D. J. O’Con­nor told Tues­day’s meet­ing of Bray Ur­ban District Coun­cil that if he had known the mu­sic would be so loud he would have dis­con­nected the P.A. sys­tem from the Coun­cil’s power sup­ply point.

He was speak­ing af­ter Coun­cil­lor John Me­gan­nety asked if the or­gan­iser had for­mally ap­plied for per­mis­sion to play mu­sic on the Seafront for the event.

Mr. O’Con­nor said there had been no for­mal ap­pli­ca­tion, but he had spo­ken to the or­gan­is­ers about it be­fore­hand.

He had given per­mis­sion for them to go ahead, but on the strict un­der­stand­ing there would be no disco mu­sic and that the P.A. would only be used for mak­ing pub­lic an­nounce­ments.

Af­ter the event on Mon­day, how­ever, he had heard that disco mu­sic had been played af­ter all.

Coun­cil­lor Pa­tri­cia McHugh said there had been no disco mu­sic, but there had been mu­sic played very loudly over the P.A.

Mr. O’Con­nor said if he had known he would have in­structed the care­taker to ‘pull the plug.’

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