A village full of cheer: Limerick locals gear up for festive event

A village full of cheer: Limerick locals gear up for festive event

Bridget Lohan and Ciara Brennan of Adare Friday Market and Mary Fitzgerald of the Woodlands Hotel, pictured at the launch of the Adare Christmas Markets on Nov 19th and 26th

IT’S EARLY yet, but that Christmas feeling is slowly but very surely starting to creep into the frame.

The mornings are noticeably fresher, and this weekend, Limerick city’s Christmas lights will be switched on by Paw Patrol.

But for those in search of a family offering in the county, the Adare Christmas Fest is sure to delight all ages this Sunday.

A collaboration between Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and the Adare Friday Market committee, the event, from 1-5pm, will culminate in the switching on of the village’s giant Christmas tree — a special event every year for Adare natives, who use the opportunity to remember their loved ones.

A Christmas market will celebrate food, craft, and local suppliers, while Woodlands vouchers will be on sale for 10% off their usual price. Food demos are set to take place by some of Adare’s chefs.

Little ones can also post their letters to Santa in the special Santa Express Letter Box.

Plenty of spot prizes will be on offer on the day, and there will be complimentary sweet treats.

A second Christmas market will take place the following Sunday, November 26.

The events will support local causes Adare Men’s Shed, The Butterfly Club and Limerick Animal Welfare.