14 November 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Cork city and suburbs will sparkle and twinkle this Christmas as Cork City Council are putting up more than 35 Christmas trees and 55,000 Christmas tree lights across the city centre and suburbs.
The city’s 35 outdoor Christmas trees will be festooned with 15,000 LED lights while St Patrick’s Street will boast another 30,000 overhead LED lights. In addition, 10,000 LED lights, falling tubes, stars and snowflakes will light up childrens’ hearts at ‘Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration’.
Ten brightly-lit Christmas trees have already been installed by the Environment and Recreation Directorate in the city centre while 25 more are being put up in Blackpool, Bishopstown, St Luke’s Cross, Mayfield, Ballyvolane, Knocknaheeny, Farranree, Ballinlough, Blackrock, Boreenmanna Road, Monahan Road, Douglas, Shandon, at the North Cathedral, Turners Cross, Togher, the Black Ash Park and Ride and at Churchfield Swimming Pool.
In total, five kilometres of lights will be strung around Christmas trees in Cork by Cork City Council this Christmas.
Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said: “ Cork City Council puts a great effort into Christmas each year with staff working on putting up trees, lights from late October. A big effort has also been made in recent years to change all our lights to LED so they are more energy efficient, safe and reliable. Now we have an incredible 55,000 lights around the city: so come into town in the next few weeks and enjoy the very special Cork Christmas atmosphere in the city centre”.