Two Limerick homes compete for the title of Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home for 2018

Bernie Carroll's home lights up in Bruree.

Bernie Carroll from Bruree and Cormac Hayes from Shanagolden in Limerick have been named among the six finalists for the 2018 Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home competition. Now in its third year, entries were received from all across the country for this festive competition.

Energia have selected 6 finalists and public voting has now opened to find Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home for 2018. The public can view theLimerick entries along with the other finalists by logging on to

Cormac Hayes from Shanagolden is one of two Limerick finalists in this year’s competition.

To vote for your favourite Most Christmassy Home, text HOME followed by a space and the number of the house to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK). Standard SMS rates apply with 1 vote per person permitted.

For example, text: HOME 1 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK). The HOME number for each finalist is listed below.

Voting will close at midnight tonight, Tuesday, December 11 with the winner to be announced by Energia on Thursday, December 13.

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This year’s fantastic prizes are donations of €3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 respectively to the charity of choice of the first, second and third placed entries following the public vote.

The 2018 finalists are:

  • Liam Tilly from Bath Avenue in Dublin – To vote for Liam text HOME 1 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK)
  • Tony Fitzpatrick from Drinagh in Wexford – To vote for Tony text HOME 2 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK)
  • Cormac Hayes from Shanagolden in Limerick – To vote for Cormac text HOME 3 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK)
  • Bernie Carroll from Bruree in Limerick – To vote for Bernie text HOME 4 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK)
  • Phil Corcoran and Paddy Toner from Lucan in Dublin – To vote for Phil and Paddy text HOME 5 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK)
  • Anthony Doyle from Arklow in Wicklow – To vote for Anthony text HOME 6 to 51155 (ROI) or 88101 (UK) 

From all the entries received, Energia noted a number of 2018 Christmas decoration trends, including the generous use of silver to decorate Christmas trees and a significant volume of reindeer and Santa figures in particular.

Geoff Codd Head of Marketing & Retail Development, Energia commented, “We received amazing competition entries from all over Ireland and it was very difficult to shortlist just six homes.

“The effort and festive spirit evident in all entries is a mark of how popular the competition has become and we are delighted to have the opportunity to enable such creativity while supporting local causes.”