The Limerick homes that are lighting up Christmas

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Cormac Hayes' home in East Shanagolden

THE festive spirit is well and truly alive in Limerick with three homes in the bidding to be crowned Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2019.

Cormac Hayes from East Shanagolden, Kevin Lynch and Lorraine Lynch from Cappanihane, along with Tony Noonan from Templeglantine have been selected as finalists in the competition.

Kevin Lynch and Lorraine Lynch’s home in Cappanihane

The County Limerick merrymakers will now compete against homes from Roscommon, Dublin and Wexford for the festive title.

The competition, which is run by Energia, is now in its fourth year and received entries from across the country. After much deliberation, the Energia elves have selected six finalists, which the public can view by visiting https://www.energia.ie/imch-vote.

Tony Noonan’s home in Templeglantine

Geoff Codd Head of Marketing & Retail Development, Energia commented: “We received some incredible competition entries from all over Ireland this year. It made it 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 support local causes and charities.”

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Voting closes tonight, midnight, on Tuesday with the winner to be announced by Energia on Friday, December 20.

This year’s 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.