Santa Claus makes early visit to County Limerick village

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Boys and girls from Bilboa National School can’t wait meet to Santa in Cappamore on Sunday

Boys and girls from Bilboa National School can’t wait meet to Santa in Cappamore on Sunday

FOR the last 31 years one of the first signs that Christmas is around the corner is Bilboa National School’s fair.

It takes place in the community centre in Cappamore from 2pm this Sunday, November 19. Seagh O’Dwyer, of the parent’s council, said they have a huge range of attractions for children to the young at heart.

He lists off a cake sale, books and toys, bric-a-brac sale, face painting, guess the weight of the cake and loads of other activities and competitions for all the family. 

The most important man of all will be taking a break from overseeing the toy making in the North Pole to visit north east Limerick.

“Santa and his Elf will be there to meet and greet all the children, and there will be an opportunity to visit his grotto, tell him what they would like this year and get their photo taken. Each child that posts their letter to Santa on the day will get an individual reply in the coming weeks,” said Seagh.

Another big attraction is the wheel of fortune with lots of great hampers, vouchers and other prizes available to be won on Sunday.

“It's a great family day out and with free entry and loads of free parking. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like as it’s on indoors so I’d encourage everyone to come along,” said Seagh.

All the monies raised will go towards the ongoing development of Bilboa National School’s facilities, and to help subsidise various school activities like swimming lessons. So as well as getting a few early Christmas presents for under the tree sorted, attendees will also be supporting a local school.

“On behalf of the parent’s council, we’d like to thank all the local businesses that help out with sponsorship and prizes. Without their continued support the day would not be possible and we very much appreciate it. We would also like to thank Cappamore Development Association for use of the hall. and a special thank you to all the parents and volunteers that help out in organising and running the Christmas fair,” said Seagh.