Two brothers in Tipperary put up amazing Christmas lights in memory of their father
This is just lovely...
Every year, Michael McCarthy would spend few months before December getting the outside of his house in Thurles ready for Christmas.
He'd go to a massive effort with lights and decorations to create a house that was the envy of anyone who was lucky enough to glance upon it. Michael had a passion for doing the Christmas lights and took particular joy out of how much his children and grandchildren loved them each year.
Sadly, Michael passed away a couple of months ago, a short time after he was diagnosed with dementia.
His two sons, one also called Michael and the other John, took it upon themselves to honour their father the best way they knew how, by continuing their father's great tradition of creating a glorious winter wonderland outside his house.
All in all, the erection of the lights took two weeks for the brothers to complete while they worked their day-to-day jobs as well.
We think you'll agree in the video below, that the result is fantastic and a suitable tribute to their father.
The family have set up a donation box at the lights display and are donating all proceeds to the CAMEO Care in Thurles, a day care service operates from the Tipperary Centre for Independent Living (TCIL) in Thurles, for the benefit of people living with dementia and their families and carers.
On the night the lights were turned on, they raised €497 for CAMEO care.
The lights are on display at 55 Kennedy Park, Thurles and are well worth a trip and a few euro to a great cause.
Fair play to all involved.