Light up Letterkenny event to sparkle on Sunday night

Letterkenny will be lit up in a spectacular celebration of Christmas this coming Sunday night as the town hosts another Light Up Letterkenny event.

Hosted by CBM Signs and friends, the Christmas tour of tractors, vans, trucks, classic cars, rally cars and motorbikes is a wonderful sight.

MAIN PIC: The Eamonn Tinney and Sons vintage truck leads the ‘Light Up Letterkenny’ parade of trucks, cars and tractors decorated with Christmas lights through Letterkenny last year.  Picture: Declan Doherty.


Bernard Gallagher from CBM Signs explains what is planned for the night: “The first year in 2021 during lockdown it was a great project to lift everyone during the Covid Lockdown. 

“It was also a great excuse for Craig Alcorn to get his Fire Truck out for a spin. The first year saw 90 Tractors and 20 cars. 

“Then last year the event grew to about 100 tractors, 30 lorries, 30 cars and a few bikes as well all dressed up in Christmas lights.

Bernard added: “This year’s event does clash with the Milford run which is disappointing for all but we were left with no alternative date as there is a new Barney’s Tractor Run the following weekend before Christmas leaving Letterkenny. 

Alcorn’s fire engine lit up for the event last year

“It is great to have so much going on this year as opposed to the depression of the Covid years.”

Registration for those wishing to take part is from 5pm and the parade will get underway from around 6pm.

The route of the tour will see the participating vehicles leaving CBM Signs on the Port Road, passing Tobins going up the Port Road, down the Main Street, heading out the Blaney Road across the Polestar Roundabout in front of the Mount Errigal Hotel then up the Business Park Road to the Half Way Halt at Pine Hill Industrial Estate / Highland Radio. 


There will be a short regroup here and the parade will go back down past the hospital and back to CBM Signs. There are plenty of safe places for everyone to enjoy the parade.

“This year, after learning of all the good work the Blood Bikes North West do across the county, we had to include them in this year’s event,” Bernard said.

“I would like to thank the Garda, Alcorn’s Garden Centre, the Boal family, Anne Marie Bonnar and others who all support and help on the day. See you all Sunday!”

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