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Dungarvan lights up for Christmas

Dungarvan town centre lit up last weekend as part of the town’s festive preparations.

The town was illuminated by Cathaoirleach of Dungarvan / Lismore district, Cllr. Declan Doocey.  This year the illuminations saw a substantial number of new LED lights added to the festive lighting.

Cllr. Doocey said, “I am delighted to see Dungarvan in the spotlight for all the right reasons. While we can’t but be aware of the energy price hikes, Waterford City and County Council has invested €70,000 in 5,000 metres of energy efficient LED lighting, which requires 75% less energy than the traditional bulb.

“Throughout the year, Dungarvan is a very attractive destination for shopping, leisure or for a bite to eat.  However, now with the town bathed in festive illuminations, it really is the perfect time to bring in the family, young and old, to soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere.”

Kieran Kehoe, Waterford City and County Council Director of Services and Dungarvan Town Manager added, “With several Covid Christmases behind us, it is fantastic to see the festive atmosphere in full flow in Dungarvan.  The lighting runs through the heart of the town centre and across to Walton Park and not only has it the added benefit of being more cost effective, with higher durability the lighting can withstand more inclement weather conditions and have minimal environmental impact.”

“I would urge everyone to visit Dungarvan ahead of and during the Christmas season. The festive atmosphere is very inviting and with a host a great local independent retailers and high street brands along with great places to eat, drink, and experience there has never been a better time to shop and support local.”

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Photos: David Clynch

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