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Isabella McHugh lights up Lough Eske Castle for Christmas!

Lough Eske Castle hosted over 350 local guests for the annual turn on of the Christmas lights ceremony this evening.  General Manager, Donal Cox welcomed and thanked all of the guests for all their support, followed by a beautiful performance from the Tirconaill Youth Choir, a special visit from Santa Claus and disco in the Castle ballroom for all the wee ones. 

The winner of the Castle’s annual story writing competition this year, Isabella McHugh from St. Macarten’s National School in Bundoran, was crowned The Princess of the Castle. Isabella was treated to a Chocolate Christmas Tea Party with her family and classmates on the day. Such a lovely treat for all the class.

The team at Lough Eske Castle also launched the annual Christmas food appeal.  The Castle invites everyone to help support the local Society of St Vincent de Paul by bringing non-perishable food, such as tinned soups, pasta and sauces, to feed local Donegal families in need during the festive period. 

The turn on of the Christmas lights at the hotel sees the start of the festive season and events at the Castle, including Teddy Bear’s Afternoon Tea Parties throughout December, Festive Traditional Afternoon Tea served every day and also the new St Stephen’s Night Gala Dinner,  see the hotel website for more information www.lougheskecastlehotel.com

Wishing the GM Donal Cox a very happy birthday for today and to Lisa Marshall Sales Director who will celebrate her birthday tomorrow!

Santa with Megan and Michael McHugh with their family, daughters (seated) Isabella Princess of the Castle, and Eloise, sons Brendan and Conor and Emer Carr.
Proud parents Megan and Michael McHugh with sons Brendan and Conor and daughters Eloise and Princess Isabella, they all had a great time staying in Lough Eske Castle last night as part of their prize.
Santa with his elf and Sinead McGowan, Sales & Marketing at the Hotel.
The Princess of the Castle Isabella McHugh with her class who enjoyed their day at the Hotel.
My former colleague Michael McHugh, Editor of Donegal Post, great to catch up with him today.
The ginger bread factory looks amazing at the Castle.
The McNulty family at the switching on of the Christmas lights.
Santa is well looked after by one of his elves and the GM and birthday boy Donal Cox.
Shane, Emma and Ellie Pearson looking well earlier today.

Councillor Tom Conaghan with my cousin Seamus McGowan.
Lisa McGowan with her children and Mia McGowan.

GM Donal Cox welcoming all the guests to the switching on of the Christmas lights.

Santa and Isabella turn on the lights.

Myself with Mia McGowan all set for the switch on.



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