Christmas lights raise over €14k

IT was undoubtedly one of the wettest and wildest Christmas periods in quite some time, but the weather failed to put a dampener on the renowned Christmas lights spectacular in the Noonan house in Templeglantine.

Despite horrendous downpours, cold snaps and even the threat of a power cut, the Noonan's Christmas wonderland still managed to raise over €14,000 for five local charities - and needless to say, the man of the moment, Tony Noonan, is extremely grateful to everyone who visited and showed their support.

"On behalf of myself, Hannah and Siobhan, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for everyone's continued support to our Christmas Wonderland of Lights," he said. "Everyone's contribution is extremely appreciated," he said.

This year's display, which ran from the end of November to mid January, raised an incredible €14,545 which was split between the Brothers of Charity in Foynes and Newcastle West, Milford Hospice, Acquired Brain Injury Castleisland and the Adare Branch of the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.

Once again, Mr Noonan and a generous sponsor will split the ESB bill - which hit €1,000 last year - which means every cent of the money donated by the public goes directly to the charities.

Mr Noonan presented the proceeds of this year's collection to the various charities on Thursday last, where he once again thanked everyone in West Limerick, north Kerry and beyond who continue to show huge support year after year.


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