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One a day Live

The award for best Christmas lights goes to these Tipperary brothers

We have witnessed some spectacular displays of Christmas lights in recent week as households across the country prepare for the big day, writes Breda Graham.

Brothers Murt and Brian Toohey's Christmas display at their home in Borrisokane. Photo credit: Jason Kennedy.

There is something about hundreds of twinkling lights that give off a magical feel.

Whether it is the more subtle households who opt for a warm glow of string lights or the more adventurous type who display Santa, his reindeer and all who travelled to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus in their front garden.

Either way we love them all.

Now it seems that we are subject to the best display of Christmas lights around, and in none other than our own Tipperary.

Tipperary brothers, Murt and Brian Toohey, have outdone themselves with a creative approach to decorating ahead of Christmas.

In true Christmas spirit, family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues came together last Sunday to put together the impressive display.

They parked their tractors in their front garden in Borrisokane and covered them in lights for all to see.

Video journalist and Tipperary native, Jason Kennedy tweeted the display for us all to enjoy.

The tractor and tipped trailer set-up is proving popular in the area and what makes their initiative even better is their effort to raise funds for charity.

The boys are supporting Billy Goulding who was left paralysed at two-years-old after a reaction to a virus.

A donation box is on Murt and Brian’s front wall next to the display of lights for people who stop for a look and would like to donate.

You can also donate on the Go Fund Me page here.

A round of applause all around for these two and their family and friends who all made it happen.