Seafront music went way beyond permitted tone
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.’