Tipperary people encouraged to light up their homes for Christmas

Christmas lights

Marcus McNamara's home in Loughrea, Co. Galway was an entry in last year's Energia Ireland Most Christmassy Home competition.

Tipperary homeowners are encouraged to get their Christmas lights and decorations ready for the return of the national competition to find Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home.

Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home officially starts this Friday December 1st.

This is the second year that home energy provider Energia will be running a nationwide search for the best decorated home in Ireland at Christmas time. 

Last year’s competition saw entries from all corners of Ireland, culminating in a public vote for the most Christmassy home. It really struck a chord with people in terms of voting and viewing the competition material – over 750,000 people engaged with the competition online.

Last year’s winner was Tony Noonan from Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, who donated all of his €4,000 prizemoney to his favourite charities - Milford Hospice, Adare Alzheimers, Brothers of Charity Newcastle West, Brothers of Charity Foynes, Recovery Haven Tralee and CRY Monagay.

Over 5,000 people voted for the Noonan’s entry. 

Energia will judge the entries until Monday December 11th, when the 20 finalists will be announced.

Public voting will then take place on the competition’s Facebook page until Friday December 15th, when the winner will be declared.

This year’s prizes are donations of €3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 to the charity of choice of the first, second and third-placed houses following the public vote.