It has become a tradition now in Kerrykeel for one family to put on a spectacular Christmas display. This year, we have a very special vantage point on their home.

The Whoriskeys from Kerrykeel go to extraordinary lengths to light up their home during the festive season.

For the past 11 years, Michael and Mary Whoriskey’s Christmas Lights have become a huge attraction for people around Kerrykeel and further afield.

As with tradition, the couple are turnng their efforts into something good for Christmas and raising money for two charities. Pieta House North West and Mevagh Fire service Carrigart will be receiving donations from kind people who are enjoying seeing the Whoriskey’s house.

This year we have a special view of the sheer scale of the display thanks to drone footage over the property. We see the illuminated pathway, bright santas and animals and two huge shooting stars on either side of the home.

To date the big-hearted couple have managed to raise more than €40,000 for various charities including the Donegal Hospice, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital, Acquired Brain Injury at Woodlands and the Autism Sensory Room at Woodlands National School.

They have set a fundraising target of €1,000, and are accepting donations online here.

Video: Ryan Doherty