Tipperary County Council is to receive an additional €35,000 from the Department of Housing and Local Government for Christmas lights in some towns in Tipperary.
Fine Gael Senator Garret Ahearn said: “I can confirm that Tipperary County Council has been successful in receiving additional funding for Christmas lights for 2021. I would like to thank Local Government Minister Peter Burke for supporting this request. Christmas lights in a city can create a wonderful atmosphere throughout the holiday season. Every year people want to see their city light up with color and I’m happy that this money brings a significant improvement to these cities.
Tipperary County Council last month applied for additional funding for Christmas lights in the Municipal District of Clonmel and the Municipal District of Tipperary, Cahir, Cashel.
“Tipperary County Council, along with community groups and local Tidy Towns, do an exceptional job of making every town look so beautiful for the holidays and from speaking with these groups I know they are delighted to receive this additional funding. We had requested €16,000 for Clonmel and €8,000 each for Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary Town, so the department made a very significant contribution to this request. said Senator Garret Ahearn.
“Christmas lights bring a sense of magic and wonder to children in December every year. I see that in my house this year with the Christmas tree. I think after all the trials and tribulations of the past two years the Christmas spirit is just what we need and I can’t wait to see Tipperary lit up this year,” he said.