A three-year-old boy, who miraculously survived a fall from a six-storey building, will turn on the Christmas lights in Limerick this Sunday.
Neil Shanahan fell from the Limerick Strand Hotel last July but has made huge progress in his recovery and will be guest of honour at the lighting ceremony.
“Limerick has had a great year in terms of economic progress and we have a lot to celebrate. Neil’s miraculous recovery is one of the great stories of the year and he is a real beacon of hope for all to latch onto, not least at Christmas,” Mayor of Limerick Kieran O’Hanlon told The Limerick Leader.
Entertainment will kick off at 4.30pm, with several musical performances including soprano Sinéad O’Brien and the Unity Gospel Choir.
Santa will also make an appearance, with the lights being switched on at 6pm.