Mayor turns on Christmas tree lights on O'Connell Street in Dublin

Monday 26 November 2012 11.48
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This year sees the return of the traditional Christmas tree
This year sees the return of the traditional Christmas tree
A large crowd came to see the turning on the lights on the Christmas tree on O'Connell Street
A large crowd came to see the turning on the lights on the Christmas tree on O'Connell Street
Some of crowd enjoying the atmosphere (Pic credit: Kenneth O'Halloran)
Some of crowd enjoying the atmosphere (Pic credit: Kenneth O'Halloran)

Hundreds of people gathered on O'Connell Street in Dublin to see the Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, turn on the Christmas tree lights.

This year sees the return of the traditional Christmas tree.

It replaces a glass "eco-friendly" Christmas tree that had been in place since 2008.

The artificial tree is being moved to Smithfield this year.