Eco-friendly winter lights in Dublin are on!

Dublin’s Winter Lights came back to the city! This year, the main news is that an alternative to diesel generators are being used, meaning that the whole campaign is environmentally friendly.

Lord mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland stated: “I’ve been a huge fan of ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ ever since it began in 2018. The contrast between the bright lights and the dark evenings makes for a stunning backdrop to the city. I am delighted to see representative photos of so many of our community volunteers on the light sails of Smithfield Square. They really are the heart of every community. Our Childrens Wall on Barnardo Square will project entries from our recent ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ Art Competition. We all need a bit of colour in our lives so I would encourage Dubliners to visit the city-centre and take in as many locations as they can. I know that’s definitely something I’ll be doing this festive season!”

Simon Clarke from Dublin City Council Events Unit announced: “5 new locations have been added to the list this year including the historical Liberties area, and we are delighted to introduce Merrion Square Park as a venue, the details of which will be launched very shortly, so watch this space.”

This gives a total of 21 locations, in the form of 2 walking trails which have been transformed with colourful projections and lighting displays.

The eco-friendly edition of Dublin Winter Lights features 157,800 low-power LEDs, 100 tonnes of equipment and 15,780 metres of cable.

The lights will remain on until January 1.

 

Photo credit: Dublincity.ie