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Wednesday 25 April 2018

WATCH: Festive Tipp farmers decorate tractor in Christmas lights

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Brother Brian and Martin Toohey have light up their parish for the past eight years with their novel Christmas lights display.

The two decided during the recession to bring a bit of festive cheer to Borrisokane when they parked up a tractor outside the house and covered it in lights.

Now, eight years later and with more support from family and friends and this year's tractor and spreader took around 60 hours to wash and add lights to.

The display attracts hundreds of people who drive by to see the display, just 2 miles outside Borrisokane town.

"This year we have around 3,500 lights on the tractor and spreader," said Brian. "It took us around 60 hours to do it, a couple of hours to wash the machinery and then around 55 hours to put on all the lights."

The tractor display has been lit up for the past week and will be in place until early January and there is no charge to see it.

"When we started it, it was the only thing that would be free that Christmas and we want to keep it free."

Every year the theme is slightly different - last year it was a baler and bale out the back of it behind the tractor and in previous years there has been mowers and a cattle trailer on display.

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