Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The switching on of the Christmas tree lights outside Leinster House with political luminaries including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin, President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald, Leas-Cheann Comhairle Pat The Cope Gallagher, Soc Dem co-leader Róisín Shortall and a festive-hatted Minister for Sports Shane Ross.
Xmas illuminations across Dublin city part of the ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’ project presented by Dublin City Council.
From top: City Hall (pics 1 and 2); Liberty Hall, Custom House, Samuel Beckett Bridge (5 and 6) and Custom House.
Liffey Street , Dublin 1.
Padriag Pendred and Ursulsa Kelly at the turning on of the Christmas lights by DublinTown
There are two special Christmas trees in Dublin on Liffey Street and South King Street in partnership with Visa.
Each tree is adorned with 3,000 ice white LED lights and an additional 3,000 coloured lights will be activated upon receipt of a contactless donation to Temple Street Hospital.
The flicking of the switch this evening in Dublin City.
No wise men could be contacted for comment..
Thanks Andrew, Aleesha and Andrina.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Previously: The Speed Of Light
Duke/Grafton street, Dublin. This evening.
Oh ho, it’s on.
[The Burke Xmas home, top and from left: ESB-gorging Halle Burke, Abbie Burke, Kyle Burke and family chum Courtney Brauders]
Not just famous for its pottery and late night chipper.
Another charitable Christmas house for your viewing pleasure. The Burke family in Arklow [Co Wicklow] have lit up their home every year for the past 21 years in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
Do-gooding Hollister-clad light hoggers.
Pics: Michael Kelly/WicklowNews.net
Wattage vampire Des Murphy (above) and his charitable Christmas house in Artane, Dublin this evening.
The roof is a bit of a disappointment fair play though , in fairness.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
St Andrew’s Street, Dublin this evening.
Grafton Street, Dublin.
Getting its Bet Lynch on earlier.
Brian Kennedy did the honours:
David Hemp with daughters Willow and Layla.
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)