Lights committee hard at work in Ballaghaderreen!

The Ballaghaderreen Christmas Lights committee will be hard at work this week as preparations continue ahead of another busy festive period in the town.

A team of local volunteers took to the streets last weekend in order to begin the difficult task of putting up the town’s lights ahead of the big switch-on.

Local businessman and committee member, Aodhán Egan, said the work will continue this week.

“We had a good crew of 12 out on Sunday evening and we got soaked! We’ll be back out each night this week and we hope to have Santa Claus performing the big switch-on very soon,” he said.

“We would ask people to keep an eye on social media and other local media for updates and a date and time for the big event will be confirmed in the coming days”.

The Ballaghaderreen Christmas lights have provided a much-needed boost in recent years following the outbreak of Covid-19 and local business people as well as Ballaghaderreen Town Team and other local groups have been thanked for their ongoing support.

Meanwhile, speaking from the North Pole this week, Santa Claus has confirmed that his post box has returned to Ballaghaderreen just in time to receive local letters in the coming weeks.

The post box can be found at its usual spot, just outside Egan’s Jewellers on The Square, and letters will be collected by the man himself ahead of his trip around the world on Christmas Eve.