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Donegal family put up Christmas tree to beat COVID blues

One family in Co Donegal have put their Christmas tree up to try to beat the coronavirus blues. K...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

20.33 22 Oct 2020


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Donegal family put up Christmas tree to beat COVID blues

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

20.33 22 Oct 2020


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One family in Co Donegal have put their Christmas tree up to try to beat the coronavirus blues.

Kathy McEniff, who lives in Bundoran, said it all started as a dare that there wouldn't be another lockdown.

And she wasn't sure what kind of response she would get.

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She explained to Lunchtime Live: "Last Saturday we headed for the attic and we took down the Christmas tree."

"We have been on level three here in Donegal from the 24th of September.

"I have a daughter, Katie, who is 18 and with lockdown she would have had the Christmas tree up last April or May - and we were saying 'No way, people will think we're nuts'.

"Then we said if another lockdown comes - which we never thought in a million years there'd be another lockdown - we told her if there's another lockdown we can put it up".

But she said the move was just "to pacify her and keep her going".

"We went into level three and then she said 'Right that's it, the first of November that tree's going up'.

"On Saturday then we thought 'Feck it, you know what that's what we'll do we'll put up the Christmas tree'.

Kathy said she then posted on Facebook: "I'm delighted to report we have officially lost the plot in our house".

"We work in retail ourselves and I know if you put anything up on Facebook to do with Christmas in September, people will say 'It's too soon, Halloween first'.

"So I thought 'I'm going to get nothing but grief now on my Facebook post' - but I have to say, everybody has been just really positive.

"It puts a smile on people's faces if nothing else."

She said she doubts the family will be bored of looking at it by December 25th.

"Well Andrea, if you seen our Christmas tree it's fab: it's seven foot high and we have lots of light coming in - and no".

"And you know what it brightens up the sitting room.

"I sat in front of the fire place last night and had a bag of crisps and a Club Orange and I sat looking at the tree and I said 'We're fecking nuts but it's lovely'".

She said people have even been driving by the house taking pictures of the tree.

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