Charity Christmas lights display extended after ‘massive’ public support

Gerard Fitzgibbon

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Gerard Fitzgibbon

CHRISTMAS may be over for another year, but the festive spirit will keep burning bright for a few more days at least in one corner of West Limerick.

CHRISTMAS may be over for another year, but the festive spirit will keep burning bright for a few more days at least in one corner of West Limerick.

The Noonan family in Templeglantine have decided to keep their famous charity Christmas lights display switched on until this weekend, due to huge demand from members of the local public.

Tony Noonan said that while he had planned to switch the lights off earlier this week, he has decided to keep the display turned on until this Sunday night, January 13.

“We’ve had a massive Christmas, the amount of generosity is unbelievable”, he said. “I’ve had a fierce amount of calls from people asking if the lights are still on, if they can call over. It goes to show how generous people are”.

Each year, the Noonan family’s spectacular lights display raises in the region of €10,000 for local charities, as visitors to their home at Tullig North are invited to donate to collection buckets.

This year’s beneficiaries will be the Brothers of Charity services in Newcastle West and Foynes, Milford Care Centre in Castletroy and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland in Adare.