Locals worried about anti-social behaviour at Good Friday rave

By William O’Toole

Residents in Avondale have been left fuming after a Good Friday rave was given the go-ahead in Avondale House.

The concert, Barn Dance VII, was given the green light without consulting all residents in the area.

One local resident who wished to remain anonymous said that organisers had called to his door telling him about the concert but assured him there would be minimal disturbance in the area.

However, residents on the opposite side of the estate were not notified about the concert and there is growing concern that anti-social behaviour will be a problem after the event.

Councillor Jimmy O’Shaughnessy said it was unbelievable that this was given the go-ahead without all the residents being informed.

“What time will this be starting at? And what time will it finish at? How will those who attend the concert get home? These are all questions that should have been answered for all of the locals,” Cllr O’Shaughnessy said.

The official site for the event proclaims: “The Easter fest starts on Good Friday, at a location 45 minutes away from Dublin. When all other doors are shut and prohibition takes hold, come away with us to our magical world.”

Iarnroid Eireann also plan to run special express trains to the concert according to the event’s official website.

Concert promoters have reassured locals that their event will not result in anti-social behaviour.

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