WITH Halloween over, thoughts now turn to Christmas celebrations and Discover Bundoran together with the Bundoran Christmas Lights committee are delighted to announce that renowned Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan will officially switch on the Christmas lights at a special ceremony in Bundoran on Saturday, December 7 at 5pm.
Tommy who is currently touring in Australia will be in Bundoran to perform that night as his World Tour of Donegal stops off at the 4 star Great Northern Hotel and has kindly agreed to switch on the Christmas lights to kick off Bundoran’s festive season while he is here.
Speaking on the announcement, Head of Bundoran’s Christmas lights committee Cllr Eamon Barrett said ‘it’s great news that Tommy Tiernan will switch on our lights this year. Christmas is a special time of year here in Bundoran and we are grateful of all the support we receive from businesses and the community alike as we take on the task of lighting up the town each December. We look forward to welcoming Tommy to Bundoran on December 7th and we encourage everyone to join us at 5pm on the day, outside Bundoran Community Library where we will light the tree, sing carols, eat mince pies and kick off the Christmas celebrations!’.
Tommy Tiernan, was born in Carndonagh in North Donegal and has a string of awards to name. In 1996, Tiernan won the Channel 4 “So You Think You’re Funny” award. Two years later he was awarded the Perrier Comedy Award at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won the Best Stand-Up Award at the British Comedy Awards. In 2003, he won the Nokia Best of the Fest Award and in 2006, he won Ireland’s Funniest Living Person Award at the People of the Year Awards.