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Winter wonderland

This house in Cork turned on its amazing Christmas lights in tribute to the man who started the tradition

It’s locally famous – and for good reason.

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IT’S WELL KNOWN locally for its impressive array of Christmas lights.

The Middleton family in Crosshaven in Cork have been lighting up their home for 18 years to raise funds for charity. Sadly, this year Con Middleton passed away so the festive celebrations were missing their most passionate supporter.

But as Con told The Neil Prendeville Show on Red FM last year, he wanted the tradition to continue long after he had gone – and his wife Mary is keeping up the good work.

It’s still a winter wonderland – and Santy was there for the launch

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Cork’s Red FM were there when the lights were turned on, and the place was packed

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Mary told Red FM last week that it’s a seriously popular spot for local children:

They love it. Some of the parents were saying they have to bring the children down every single night. It’s great. Con loved that and loved knowing everybody enjoyed it.

It’s the most Christmassy place in Cork

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Both indoor and outdoor areas of festive joy

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There is a donation box there for people to contribute whatever they want for a good cause – but the real goal is for people to just enjoy the Christmas lights

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Written by David Elkin and posted on

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