TCC Turn On Tallaght Village Christmas Lights

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Last night Tallaght Community Council (TCC) held their inaugural Christmas Tree lighting. 

The ceremony held beside The Dancers Statue at the Katherine Tynan Memorial Plot in Tallaght Village was a great success with dozens of people turning out in support.

The ceremony was attended by many local dignitaries such as members from TCC, Mayor Sarah Holland, Tallaght Person of the Year 2015 Philip Preston and of course Santa Claus! St. Mary’s Christian Choir also performed, entertaining the crowd, spreading Christmas spirit by singing well-know Christmas carols.

Finally the moment arrived and it was time for Philip Preston to turn on the lights!  There were lots of refreshments to celebrate such as tea, coffee, sweets, mince pies, crisps and biscuits for all those who helped support the event.

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The Dancers by Antoinette Fleming are two bronze figures linking arms in a dance swing, standing on a circular base, were installed in 1988 are part of the Katherine Tynan Memorial Plot in honour of the novelist and poet Katharine Tynan who lived close to Tallaght.

Tallaght Community Council (TCC) are a voluntary, apolitical community group established 40 years ago to lobby and represent residents. Celebrating over 40 years of volunteering in Tallaght. TCC are well known for the annual TallaFest and Tallaght Person Of The Year.

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[tie_slide] Thanking everyone for their support! | 1455935_759657344178748_8375890507445987003_n [/tie_slide]

[tie_slide] Philip Preston was feeling festive | 1014456_759657270845422_3532998963961709951_n [/tie_slide]

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[tie_slide] Smiles all around | 12360337_759657127512103_6412711543486817089_n [/tie_slide]

[tie_slide] Some special guests | 10398048_759657480845401_345624572908980665_n [/tie_slide]

[tie_slide] Celebrations | 12373251_759657434178739_1861238440049766108_n [/tie_slide]

[tie_slide] The tree receiving it’s blessing | 1919528_759657437512072_6528171441066947284_n[/tie_slide]

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