The festive lights WILL shine!


Given the difficult times we are living in, the Christmas Light Committee have already started work on getting the lights ready, to make sure Roscommon won’t be left in the dark this Christmas.

The work that goes on behind the scenes commenced a few weeks ago. Thousands of bulbs have to be checked, and repairs have to be carried out each year to ensure all the features are shining bright when they are switched on. Several new features have already been made by the volunteers, and some new features have also been purchased.

This will be a challenging year for the volunteers as everybody is conscious of social distancing and keeping each other safe.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Santa will be able to switch on the lights from the town centre, but he has been in touch with the committee to say we should be able to link up via webcam for the night of the switch on.

Keep safe, stay local, shop local and support the local economy.