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Monday, November 17, 2008

Xmas lights to be switched on tonight

A big turnout is expected on Thomas Street this evening when New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu switches on the city's Christmas lights.

The main event of the evening is said to be the switching on the lights on a 21 meter high steel contraption that resembles a tree like shape which is located in the river Shannon.

A Radio report states the All black legend will dedicate the lights to the memory of Shane Geoghegan.

The event gets underway at 5pm this evening and will be hosted by Live95FM presenters Catriona Tierney and Mark Whelan.

AA Roadwatch:
Today and tomorrow, Thomas St and Catherine St will be closed each day from 9:30am until 7:30pm. Access to Anne St car park will be via Roches St only.
Last night members of the New Zealand team officially opened the new Munster Rugby Store and interactive museum at Thomond Park.

Meanwhile a litany of stars will be in attendance for tomorrow’s historic clash between Munster and New Zealand. Bono, Michael Flatley and Padraig Harrington along with Taoiseach Brian Cowen will be on hand to mark the 30th anniversary of the Munster victory over the All Blacks.

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