Following the trials and tribulations of 2020, one prominent Listowel organisation was only too eager to end the year on a positive note, by spreading some much-needed cheer with the addition of a wonderfully lit giant bauble in the Square. Listowel Business and Community Alliance partnered with Gas Networks Ireland to mount this new addition to the town’s Christmas lighting display.
he giant bauble is now on display in a bright symbol of local resilience and hope.
Listowel Business and Community Alliance Marketing Committee member, Cora O’ Brien discusses the plans, saying: “We had worked very hard on a full lighting scheme for Listowel earlier in 2020, however due to Covid we had to postpone those plans until next year. However, we are delighted to have the support of Gas Networks Ireland to help us start our collection of light installations which we will be adding to every year.”
The quirky decoration has already received a lot of attention, with many appreciating the committee’s attempt at spreading some festive cheer.
Chairperson of Listowel Business and Community Alliance, Rose Wall says: “A lot of work goes on behind the scenes and we would like to acknowledge and thank local businesses and organisations for their support including Listowel MD Elected Members, KCC staff, Pat Sullivan, Declan O Mahony, Listowel MD Officer Andy Smith, Listowel Town Manager John Kennelly, Gas Networks Ireland, Pierse and Fitzgibbon Solicitors and the Alliance committee itself.”
As for what’s next for the committee, they are already looking ahead to 2021, where they await the town’s local festivals such as the Young Adult Bookfest, Listowel Races, Writers Week and Listowel Food Fest, amongst many others.
The committee is also anticipating the opening of the North Kerry Greenway, which will be of major importance to the locality.
“We will be working on marketing and securing further funding for this exciting addition to the tourism offering in Listowel,” committee member Rose Wall added.