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Christmas Festive Lights in Cahir

Preparations are currently underway by Cahir Development Association, Cahir Tidy Towns in conjunction with Cahir Meet and Train to once again light up Cahir for Christmas.

This project is growing year on year and a further €10,000 was spent this year to purchase more lights for the Tipperary Road.

To date the total spend on the new lights is €50,000 and we hope to continue to add to this figure every year making Cahir a town to come and visit over the festivities and add to the beauty of our town.

Without the initial support of the Cahir Credit Union and Tipperary County Council we could never have gotten this project off the ground and we in Cahir are indebted to them both. Their support and belief in our committee's to carry out this task was indeed amazing and very much appreciated.

We are also very grateful to the local community bingo that has supported this project and many others locally form the very start.

The community lotto that you all support weekly has to date contributed €20,000 of the above figure so we would ask you to continue to buy the weekly lotto ticket in order for us to continue to add more lights to the town for 2019. If you are not already a contributor to our community lotto we would appeal to you to consider doing so.

These lotto tickets are on sale throughout the town with our sellers and can also be purchased at the reception of Cahir Business and Training in the Enterprise Centre.

We are very grateful to all our sellers and appreciate the effort they too put in weekly for the lotto sales.

Purchasing the lights is only one cost of the project. The erecting and taking down of the lights is another cost and this falls heavily on our business community.

Each year they contribute selflessly to this and many more projects throughout the town and to them we are also very grateful. We are fortunate to have so many people willing to help both monetarily and otherwise.

As the volume of lights increases each year so too will the cost of putting them up so with this in mind we will be selling Christmas Hampers this year to raise money.

This project has been taken on board by our Meet and Train group and members of our wonderful Tidy Towns committee. Please support our Christmas Lights by purchasing a ticket for our hampers. These hampers will be distributed throughout the town in the near future.

The lighting up of Cahir Town for Christmas is a massive financial undertaking and we appeal to you the community at large to help us out. If you want to make a donation of any amount small or large we will only be too delighted to accept and this can be done at the reception of the Business and Training centre where you will be given a receipt for all monies received.

Finally we want to thank the local County Council and the staff of the Business and Training Centre for all their help and support over the past two years. Nothing is too much and we want to take this opportunity to say thanks to them also.

As a mark of respect to the family of the late Kathleen Egan R.I.P. Cahir Development Association would like to acknowledge the great work Katheen did for the community as a seller of the Community Lotto tickets for many years. Kathleen arrived to the Business and Training Centre weekly with a kind word for everyone. She will be sadly missed by us all.