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Christmas In Killorglin

Christmas is always a height of activity in Killorglin as locals and visitors alike celebrate throughout the festive season. This year is no exception as the Killorglin Chamber Alliance is putting a big focus on a number of initiatives to help make Christmas extra special. They include a shop local campaign, Santa comes to town event, the Memory Tree Ceremony and of course the Town’s Christmas lights.

Shop, eat, drink, stay & be merry in Killorglin 

Killorglin has a wide variety of shop where you can buy that special person in your life a gift for Christmas… from clothes, cosmetics, toys, household and garden items to jewellery. So why not take some time and look to see what our great independent retailers have to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised!

If you’re planning a night out with friends over the festive period well, Killorglin is the perfect location as it’s packed with some of the most renowned cafés, bars and restaurants in the district, some of which are award-winning.

Please encourage extended family and friends to visit and stay with one of our many excellent accommodation providers in the town.

Simply put let’s all try and support as many Killorglin businesses this festive season and into the future.

Santa comes to town…

This is the event of the year even to rival King Puck coming to town…we’ll let you decide! 

On Saturday, December 7th from 2 pm to 5 pm join us for lots of FREE family-friendly fun at Library Place in Killorglin featuring:

  • Fame Academy performing Christmas Carols
  • A family Puppet Show
  • DJ Donal – Kids and adults have to dance 
  • Art Collection
  • Goody Bags 

Then meet the big man himself as Santa comes to town to help switch on the town’s Christmas Lights.

The Crib will be up for this event as well as the Christmas tree in the square. 

See you on December 7th and let’s kick Christmas off in Killorglin with a big Ho Ho Ho…

Memory Tree Ceremony 

The Memory Tree Ceremony gives us all the opportunity to come together and celebrate our lost loved ones at this special time of year with an ecumenical service.  On hand to help us create a little festive mood will be the Men’s Social Club and Oh Happy Day Ladies Choirs singing some festive tunes  There will be mulled wine and mince pies courtesy of Jones Eurospar.  The memory tree certificate (€10) can be purchased from Eurospar, CYMS and Bunkers Bar or directly from Eoghan O’Grady.  All proceeds go directly to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The event will take place on Saturday, December 21st after 6 pm Mass. 

Christmas Lights

This year as well as the main Christmas tree in the square, we will have over 120 individual Christmas trees with lights festooned around the town on individual buildings. This new initiative is a collaboration between Killorglin Chamber Alliance, traders and publicans throughout the town. 

In preparation for this initiative, permanent fixtures have being attached to each building taking part. The brackets will be multi-functional as flags can be attached for future events and celebrations. 

In addition, Killorglin Chamber Alliance is working on a proposal for sustainable high-quality event lighting which can be utilised by other community organisations at different events and occasions throughout the year. 

A study is taking place which will focus on a best fit for the town. We hope to share a progress update in our next newsletter.  

Thank you!

All of the activities around Christmas are with the support of the business owners of Killorglin. 

Without the help and support from the following individuals and businesses, the Christmas in Killorglin initiatives and events simply wouldn’t be possible. They include: 

  • Topline Boyles
  • Bunkers Bar
  • CYMS Killorglin
  • Fexco
  • JJ Mc Auliffe
  • Jones Eurospar
  • Keane’s Supervalu
  • Kerry County Council
  • Killarney Christmas Trees (Nicj Foley)
  • Killorglin Tidy Towns
  • Killorglin Traders 
  • Killorglin Vintners 
  • Reeks District 
  • Slógadh Design
  • Tweak 

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