Dublin Winter Lights Will Run on Vegetable Oil Generators

Millennium Bridge

Reduced operating hours for lights and the use of vegetable oil generators are both on the cards for Dublin this Christmas. They’re among efforts being made to cut costs and carbon, under the four council’s ‘Winter Lights Initiative’. According to the Irish Times, lighting on some public buildings and bridges will be operated using hydro-treated […]

Dublin Winter Lights brings festive cheer to 16 locations across city

Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy at the launch of Dublin Winter Lights at the Millennium Bridge. Pic: Conor McCabe Photography

Christmas lights on sixteen iconic locations across the city have been officially switched on as part of Dublin Winter Lights. The colourful displays and projections will remain on until January 1, and include the Spire, the Samuel Beckett Bridge and Merrion Square Park. For the first time, there will be a viking boat lit up […]

Dublin Winter Lights to be powered by vegetable oil generators

Lights on Samuel Beckett bridge

According to Dublin City Council, the power used to light The Spire is comparable to that used in a domestic iron. The Dublin Winter Lights will be partly powered by vegetable oil generators this year. The annual exhibit has lit up 16 locations around the city with colourful projections and light displays. The Spire has […]

Dublin’s Winter Lights to be partly powered by batteries to reduce strain on energy grid

Dublin Winter Lights 2022

DUBLIN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will be partly powered by batteries this year to reduce strain on the electricity grid. For the third year, Dublin City Council’s ‘Winter Lights’ installations and projections will have generators that use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as their fuel source. HVO is an alternative to diesel fuel. Sixteen locations around the city […]

Dublin Winter Lights officially switched on with new locations added to route

Dublin Winter Lights. Credit: Jo Travers

The Winter Lights are officially back in Dublin and have new additional locations. Dublin City Council officially switched on last night and people will have the opportunity to go see them until 1 January. For the first time, The Spire will be one of the 16 locations around the city that have been transformed with […]

Dublin’s winter lights shine with low-energy batteries

The Spire will also be lit for the first time, using only as much energy as a domestic iron. Dublin’s winter lights were officially switched on last night and will remain on until January 1st. Sixteen locations around the city will be lit up by Dublin City Council, including the Spire for the first time, […]

Three Castles Burning Podcast

Three Castles Burning – Dublin Winter Lights Podcast 🎙️❄️ Join Donal Fallon of Three Castles Burning for a special Dublin Winter Lights podcast. Donal, along with historian Fergus Whelan, take us on a tour of the sixteen Dublin Winter Lights locations packed with fascinating insights and historical background surrounding these spaces and how they helped […]

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