Is it time to take the tree down yet? Here's when you should do it and what to do next...

Untangling fairy lights is just one of the chores we face this week

Oiche Nollaig na mBan is almost upon us, which is a traditionally the day women get to put their feet up after the Christmas rush. January 6th is also the day for taking down the Christmas decorations, but if there are men in the house traditions says you should leave it up to them. After all, you’re taking a well-earned break!

This Women’s Little Christmas is also a great excuse for a night out with the girls. There’s no point in giving up all partying full-stop just because Christmas is over.

Whether you have been (unjustly!) left to take down the decorations yourself or you’re leaving instructions for someone else, we have the information on where to take the Christmas tree for recycling.

Don’t dump the tree, pack it up and take it to a recycling centre!

If you’re superstitious in any way, take note that it is considered bad luck to have the decorations up after January 6th, which also marks the Twelfth Night of Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany.

You may be fed up hoovering up pine needles that came off the Christmas tree this week, so bring it to a good home in any of these 16 recycling centres across Donegal.

The recycling centres are accepting real Christmas trees between Thursday 5th to the 21st of January, but only during opening hours. Click on your nearest centre in the map below to see when it is open.

Here is the list of recycling centres in the county for natural Christmas trees:

  • Carndonagh Recycling Centre
  • Nailors Row Car Park, Buncrana
  • Council Chip Depot
  • Council Chip Depot
  • Letterkenny Recycling Centre
  • Council Machinery Yard
  • Milford Recycling Centre
  • Council Yard, Gortnamucklagh
  • Dungloe Recycling Centre
  • Council Chip Yard, Coshclady
  • Kilult Quarry
  • Stranorlar Recycling Centre
  • Council Yard, Bridge Street
  • Laghey Recycling Centre
  • Council Yard, The Rock
  • Sea Front Car Park

What are your plans for Oiche Nollaig na mBan?