Castlebar’s festive bling in numbers

The elaborate festive lights display on The Mall, Castlebar, has generated plenty of buzz this year from shoppers, visitors, and locals alike.

Here are some numbers involved in the project to bring some serious ‘bling’ to the town this Christmas.


The number of trees in the lights display


The number of LED bulbs on display

19.3 km:

The distance in kilometres of the cabling used


The number of LED bulbs on the two largest trees opposite the old Imperial Hotel building

0.035 watts:

The energy it takes to run each LED bulb

74 cents:

The running cost per hour to power the project

Many thanks to town engineer Sean Higgins for shining a light on the numbers involved.

Mr Higgins said the response to the lighting has been ‘very positive’.


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