A gigantic Christmas tree chosen to adorn the square in Kildare

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Paula Campbell

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A gigantic Christmas tree chosen to adorn the square in Kildare

Cllr Suzanne Doyle, Ciaran Duggan of Highfield Forestry and David Gallagher

Local councillor Suzanne Doyle was one of a number of people recently assigned to select the all important Christmas Tree for Kildare town this year.
Cllr Doyle alongside Ciaran Duggan of Highfield Forestry, Edenderry and young David Gallagher took on the job of selecting this year’s tree for Kildare town on Saturday of last week.

The tree will have pride of place in the square as usual and the Christmas lighting ceremony will take place on December 9 in Market Square after Mass at 7pm. Santa will be arriving with his Grotto set up in the former courthouse.
“It will be a magical set up for children, including children with special needs who will be faciliated with time slots,” said Cllr Suzanne Doyle, “There will be story telling and it will be a very authentic  experience for the children. It is going to be lovely. Children will be able to knock at the door and see Santa at his desk with Mrs Claus making tea by the fire. Bookings can be made at the Heritage Centre.”
Meanwhile Kildare town have a novel new installation in their Christmas lighting repertoire with speakers set up in the tree this year. They will project Yuletide images on Market House in Town Square.
The lights and tree are sponsored by Kildare Chamber of Commerce. The Christmas eve fundraiser for the Day Care Centre and a local charity (yet to be announced) will run again this year. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the festitivies at the launch of this year’s Christmas lights.