Castlewellan actress Niamh McGrady, star of the Fall and Holby City, will be in town on Easter Saturday, April 15, to officially open the new Specsavers Downpatrick store.

Based in The Grove Shopping Centre, the new opticians and audiologists is owned and run by store directors Lynsey Caldwell and Paula Cunningham, who have invested £250,000 in the premises, creating seven jobs.

Easter egg giveaway

They have invited Niamh along to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 2.30pm, which will be followed by an afternoon of Easter fun, including face painting, balloon modelling and an Easter egg giveaway.

Lynsey and Paula have run the successful Specsavers Connswater store in east Belfast for last 16 years. With more than 35 years’ combined experience in providing essential health services to community they are well placed to open the new Downpatrick branch. It has state of the art facilities including two test rooms and a hearing centre with a soundproof room for hearing testing.

Wonderful reception

Lynsey said, ‘We’ve had a wonderful reception in Downpatrick so far and have loved getting to know our new customers so we’re inviting them into the store on Easter Saturday afternoon to thank them for their support.’

‘We’re really looking forward to welcoming home-grown celebrity Niamh McGrady to officially open the store and getting into the Easter spirit with the community through our fun activities and, of course, plenty of Easter eggs!’

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