Renowned Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan will officially switch on the Christmas lights in Bundoran this year.
The comic star, who was born in Carndonagh, will do the honours at a special ceremony in Bundoran at 5pm on Saturday, December 7.
He’s currently touring in Australia but 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.
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 7 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!’
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.
Further information at www.discoverbundoran.com/christmas.