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No Thurles Christmas Lights Until 16 Days Before Christmas.

As Thurles Municipal District continues to allow the towns public lighting system to burn 24 hours each day for some months now; we understand that Thurles Christmas lights will not be officially switched on until December 9th, 2022, just 16 days before Christmas day.
The Christmas lighting on Liberty Square, will be switched on between 2:00pm and 6:00pm, in the presence of none other than Santa Claus himself.

Dublin City Council were delighted to announce that their spectacular ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ were officially lit on the night of November 14th 2022, and will remain on until January 1st

Meanwhile, on the “What’s On In Tipp” website, funded/hosted by Tipperary Co. Council, someone added some rather contradictory information for the publics consumption.
Smile and read the information currently displayed HERE.

The website invites people to:-
Shop Local this Christmas Thurles 2022.
Event Entry Fee: €0.00.

Of course there is an entry fee, as parking charges remain in place in Thurles, unlike our sister town of Clonmel, where free parking is permitted in council owned car parks every Saturday during December, 2022.
Following previous successful schemes, it has been decided to provide free parking in the following Pay & Display towns across Fingal County Council for 3 Saturdays in December in the run up to Christmas. The dates are 10th, 17th, 24th December 2022. The towns in question are: Balbriggan, Rush, Skerries, Swords and in Malahide, Bridgefield Carpark only .
Fingal County Council supports local enterprise and hopes that this initiative will assist local businesses by encouraging citizens to “shop local” in these towns at the busiest shopping time of the year.
It should be noted that Pay and Display areas in Clonsilla, Dublin 15, have free parking on Saturdays all year round
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Read On:-
Event Description
Thurles Chamber of Commerce and Thurles Traders are again joining forces this year to promote ‘Shop Local for Christmas’.
Over 65 shops and businesses are supporting the promotion with many putting on special events, giveaways and Christmas raffles. The promotion ties in with the completion of the refurbishment works on Liberty Square and the switching on of the beautiful Christmas lights in Thurles.

(Note: To date only half of the refurbishment of Liberty Square has now been completed.)

Event Status: On
Event Type: Public
Event Categories: Fairs, Shows, Markets
Event Start Time: 10:00 am
Event Start Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 (Are we totally living in the past?)
Event End Time: 05:30 pm
Event End Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
Venue Name: Thurles Chamber of Commerce
Venue Email: info@thurleschamber.ie
Venue Telephone: 050422257
Organiser Name: Thurles Chamber
Organiser Email: info@thurleschamber.ie
Organiser Telephone: 050422257
Nearest town or village: Thurles.

If you go to page 9 of the same website, you will find that Newport, Co. Tipperary will be having their Christmas Market on Sunday, December 3, 2023 @06:00 pm to Monday, December 4, 2023 @05:00 pm.
Now that is what I call great forward planning.

The waste by Tipperary Co. Council, who support, through the funding/hosting of this WordPress website, continues without any reduction in either intensity or strength.

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