Hurricane Ophelia blew new lights to Laois this Christmas

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It's an ill wind that blows some good. So it has proven the case for Timahoe in Laois which will be shining brighter this Christmas when Santa pays a visit.
The Laois village went into lock down when Opehelia hit last October. When the locals emerged they found that some landmark trees had fallen. Ophelia claimed oak and beech trees. Some were located near the villages's historic round tower.is on the Ireland Ancient East Trail.
 
But the quick thinking community decided the trees could help make the town twinkle. Some of the timber that was salvaged was cut and split and raffle off to help pay for some new Christmas lights for the green.
The big switch takes place on Saturday, December 9 at 6pm. There will be mulled wine and festive treats plus carol singing also in the Corner Shop, all very very welcome. 
 
Lines are available in both Bergins and the Corner Shop for a beautiful festive hamper. This money raised go towards the running of the village lawnmower.
The big man himself, Santa Claus, is coming to Timahoe on the following day, December 10 after Mass. He's made a special effort to get to Laois and he will be the Heritage Centre.
All the kids are welcome to come along and enjoy themselves.