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Name change for 'Shag a Ginger Night' after local priest's campaign

One priest said he was disgusted to hear the theme of the event.
Oct 7th 2015, 4:04 PM 25,089 50

A DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB has now changed the name of its ‘Shag a Ginger Night’ after controversy surrounding the name of the event.

A local priest Fr Lorcán Ó Searcaigh even went so far as to call the gardaí over the name describing it as a ‘form of bullying’.

Gardaí told the priest that no law was being being broken, and that it was a civil rather than criminal matter.

Tonight’s event has now been changed to ‘Kiss Me, I’m Ginger’.


Pulse nightclub in Letterkenny originally claimed the event was just a gimmick but has now released a statement apologising for any offence caused:

Given recent controversy surrounding a promotional poster advertising the event, the management have removed it and wish to make it clear it was not their intention to cause insult or offence to anyone.

“The promotion of such events on student nights are commonplace throughout the county and have occurred in the past without knowingly causing offence.”

However, it looks like the chance to get your hair dyed red will still be on offer:

11059893_746839782110265_8459338372428024404_n Source: Pulse Student Letterkenny

Read: Donegal priest contacted gardaí over ‘Shag a Ginger Night’ in local nightclub>

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