High Street Ashbourne bounces back with ‘Trick or Treat at the Door of Doom’

by Gazette Reporter
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Shopping complex High Street Ashbourne is bouncing back with its first post-Covid events – and they promise to be spooktacular.

Children and parents are set to enjoy weekly Halloween activities from this Saturday (Oct 16).

‘Trick or Treat at the Door of Doom’ takes place at the popular  shopping venue between 1-4 pm.

Children and adults can knock on the ‘Door of Doom’ to claim treats and street entertainers will be on-hand to enhance the spooky atmosphere.

Kids and parents are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and don their best scary costumes.

Car parking, including disabled car parking spaces, are always available free of charge at High Street Ashbourne.

“Everybody at High Street Ashbourne is delighted to host our first post-Covid event,” said centre manager, Lesley-Ann Byrnes.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to go trick or treating in safety and have a great time doing it.

“We are looking forward to welcoming lots of children and adults in their scariest costumes and to hosting more family events into the festive period.”

High Street Ashbourne is a firmly established major commercial hub for Co Meath and North County Dublin, located in the heart of the busy town centre at Killegland.

Completed 2007, it extends to an area of 176,000sq ft in total and has transformed the commercial heart of Ashbourne.

It hosts a range of well-known Irish and international retailers including Tesco, Boots, Eir, Eurogiant, Insomnia, McDonald’s, New Look, Lifestyle Sports and Card Factory.

The opening of its popular retail stores after almost five months of closure, as coronavirus restriction eased, proved a landmark occasion for High Street Ashbourne.

The remainder of 2021 will see High Street Ashbourne implement key strategies with customer safety and enjoyment the priorities.

High Street Ashbourne hopes to soon reactivate other community experience programmes, involving customers and retailers, with regular events and support of various local fundraising initiatives.

It has built its reputation on taking its responsibilities to customers very seriously, through its brand mix, food and beverage offer, community focus and clean, bright environment.

“As a central destination, there is now, more than ever, a duty and responsibility to serve in ways which go far beyond retail,” said Lesley-Ann.

“We have always taken great pride in delivering and maintaining only the highest standards throughout High Street Ashbourne.

“It is as a direct result of our dedication that we are now firmly established as one of the premier shopping destinations in the region.”

Latest updates on what’s happening at High Street Ashbourne are available on its Facebook page and Instagram accounts, as well as highstreetashbourne.ie

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‘Trick or Treat at the Door of Doom’ takes place at High Street Ashbrourne on Saturday, October 16, 23 and 30 between 1-4 pm. Pic: Fintan Clarke.

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