Limerick’s floating Christmas tree will not return

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

LIMERICK’S iconic floating Christmas tree will not return to the river this year, Limerick City Council have confirmed.

LIMERICK’S iconic floating Christmas tree will not return to the river this year, Limerick City Council have confirmed.

The 100 feet tree, made entirely of recycled metals - some from the stand in Thomond Park - has been a fixture at Christmas, but has had its problems, including toppling over earlier this year.

“Even though the tree had to be rescued this year, it is largely intact,” explained a Council spokesman. “We don’t have it sorted this year but we still have it and the intention is to try and re-use it because it was so fantastic.”