The Cahir Development Association has taken the decision to donate the town’s Christmas lights to the traders in the area, after many years of organising the fundraising for and the erection of the lights.
According to Patrick Caplice, chairman of Cahir Development Association: “the raising of funds for the erection, removal and running of the Christmas Lights is something we have done over the years but we won’t be doing this year.”
Mr Caplice goes on to say: “We have not looked for money for the events that took place during 2011 and we are not going to put pressure on businesses at this point.
“CDA are happy to make the Christmas Lights available to the town, to that end we have sent all businesses a letter offering them the lights and the opportunity to erect them in their areas. “
In January 2012, the Cahir Development Association is 21 years in community service. They have been very actively involved in the raising of money for Christmas lights and in their purchase and will continue to raise funds for the balance of the monies outstanding on the purchase of the lights and retain ownership for the benefit of the town of Cahir, Mr Caplice says, but the Association have had to make the decision to give priority to the running of its three businesses and safeguarding the 46 people which they employ.
“We will continue to develop new facilities and advances for the town and hope that the businesses will take up the task of lighting up their areas and bring Christmas Spirit to their area. I would urge you to contact and support you local business and light up your Street for Christmas.”