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Fundraiser launched to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally

Stradbally Christmas Tree Photo: Stephen Dillon - Facebook

A fundraiser has been launched in a bid to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally.

For many years, the Christmas tree has stood proudly in the middle of Court Square – but now plans are afoot to increase the festive spirit this year.

Two groups, Stradbally Tidy Towns and the Christmas Lights Committee have come together and as well as the tree, they hope to put lights on the trees on Main St between the bridge and St Patrick’s Church.

Setting a target of €3,000, a GoFundMe page has been established. 

Ann Simpson, chairperson of Stradbally Tiday Towns, said: “Stradbally Tidy Towns and our Christmas Lights Committee are going to light up our beautiful town this Christmas.

“We plan to put lights on the trees on Main St between the bridge and St Patrick’s Church.

“We are starting small in 2020. This is a starting point for us this year.

“We hope to provide more spectacular lighting around more of the town in the coming years.

“This is a voluntary project with little funding available.

“We are looking for your support to get started on this project. Please help us light up the little town by making a donation.

“Our familiar Christmas tree and Nativity will be back again this year as usual in Court Square, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to enjoy some festive cheer in the outdoors this Christmas.

“Together we will all make sure that the big man himself can find every child in the parish this year.”

Anyone wishing to help, can do so by donating below.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.