Yes, it’s almost that time of the year already. It doesn’t seem that long ago since the DylanFest and BeatlesFest at the end of August. Indeed I was still in my shorts about three weeks ago (perhaps not wisely).

Now, its only a few weeks away from the Christmas Tree lights being switched on.

The date for that is Sunday, December 8th.

It’s one of the biggest and most enjoyable events of the year. It’s one the children look forward to.


It’s always magical when Santa arrives on the Fire Engine and the children line up to come into his Grotto to meet Santa and get their goodies.

I remember one year when Santa arrived 2 or 3 hours late as the Fire Engine had been called out to a fire in Carndonagh. I remember it was pretty cold.

Hopefully there will be no mishaps this year and it will be another great occasion.