A double chocolate feast in store for Mountmellick

Not just one but two Cadbury trucks will visit the Laois town next Tuesday, along with a visit by Today FM

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan



Festive chocolate feast in store for Mountmellick

Two separate visits by Cadbury trucks are being made to Mountmellick next Tuesday December 20, in a double choccie treat, with Today FM now also set to broadcast live from the town.

Last week it was announced that Mountmellick was one of 24 winning locations on Cadbury’s 2016 ‘Cadvent Convoy’ route, now underway "delivering joy and chocolate" across Ireland for 24 days throughout December. 

Locals won the visit to Laois after an intense fortnight of online voting, with thousands of votes logged by chocolate lovers. The truck, packed with festive surprises and scenes, will pull in to O'Connell Square beside the town's famed Christmas tree, from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday evening.

There was initial confusion over the visit, as Mountmellick GAA club had also entered a Today FM competition for a visit by the Cadbury truck with a live broadcast.

PRO Martin Connolly has now received clarification that they have actually won a separate competition, for a visit on the very same day to their club in Acragar, at the earlier time of 2.30pm.

"We are absolutely delighted to announce that Today FM's Fergal D'Arcy Show will broadcast from our clubhouse from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and Dermot and Dave will be driving a Cadvent truck full of chocolate and Today FM goodies, arriving around 3.30pm," he said.

"We hope to have a big crowd turn out from all over the county, and everyone in the town will come up to share in the prizes, with a special invite to local children to come up after school," he said, asking everyone to park safely on the day.

Local Elaine Conroy had entered the Today FM GAA club competition, while her next door neighbour Cathy Bishop had spurred on the town to vote and win the Cadvent visit to the square, between them ensuring everyone in Mountmellick has a good chance to win some chocolate delights next Tuesday. 

“I am so delighted everyone got behind it, it will bring smiles to the faces of every child and adult,” Cathy said.