The lights are ON!
While some may say it’s too early (and it possibly is), those of you who love Christmas will be overjoyed to see the twinkling festive lights go on around the city.
This year, there wasn’t an official ceremony due to overcrowding in previous years, however; when they were turned on at 5pm yesterday evening, many gathered around various locations in the city centre to watch.
They look absolutely gorgeous, but many on Twitter pointed out one small thing.
Those who were on Grafton Street – or saw the lights on Grafton Street being turned on – noticed that a new sign now read “Welcome to Grafton Quarter.”
Many people were unhappy with this and took to Twitter to air their views:
why is grafton street called grafton quarter now what does that mean
— maria fox (@voltafox) November 13, 2019
I just don’t get it!!
GRAFTON STREET PEOPLE, STREET!!
— Benny Lonergan (@BernardLonergan) November 13, 2019
who tf decided if was okay to change grafton street’s name to #GraftonQuarter? ?
— T (@wavewd) November 12, 2019
— Jessica Hickey (@jess1hickey) November 12, 2019
Grafton quarter me arse. Grafton street has songs written about the place, leave it be. Not everywhere has to be a quarter
— Donal Flynn (@DonalFlynn1) November 12, 2019
However, one tweeter pointed out:
Everyone needs to relax, Grafton Street hasn’t been renamed the Grafton Quarter. The Grafton Quarter refers to the whole area, Nassau Street, Dawson Street etc. Think of the Latin Quarter in Galway City
— Robbie Walsh (@RobbieWalsh89) November 12, 2019
Either way, we think the lights look spectacular and Dublin Town put in a lot of work to get the job done.
If you missed our live surprise switch on of the #DublinTownChristmas Lights on Grafton Street this eve, here it is! ?? The lights across 30 city streets where we put up Christmas lights will come on now throughout this evening.
So come into #DublinTown and enjoy the city! pic.twitter.com/JmLDMOJ9Y0
— DublinTown (@DublinTown) November 12, 2019