Mary’s amazing Christmas lights set to dazzle again

first_imgIreland biggest private home Christmas lights display are set to dazzle once again when special guest Santa turns them on this Friday.Mary Whoriskey and husband Michael have been lighting up the townland of Gortcally outside Kerrykeel for the past 16 years.And they’ve raised almost €60,000 for charities including Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and support organisations for people battling cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s. The incredible light display – featuring 20,000 light bulbs and hundreds of different configurations – attracts visitors from all over Ireland and Britain. The display covers more than an acre.“It really is magical,” said retired shop assistant Mary – dubbed ‘Mary Christmas’ by locals in the north Donegal village.“We’ve been told that it can be seen on a clear night by trans-Atlantic passenger planes overhead.“It started as a bit of fun and it has just grown from there and we thought we’d use it to raise money for charities and over the years people have donated €57,000 to good causes.” Mary admitted she gets more excited every year.“It’s a magnificent display. We literally have people coming from all corners of Ireland and from further afield too,” she said.“It’s brilliant for children, especially younger children. I get so much pleasure in seeing how much they enjoy it.“And of course the adults enjoy it too.”Beneficiaries of this year’s donations are the Donegal Hospice and the local Mevagh Voluntary Fire Service. Friday’s events start at 7pm with carol singing with Santa due to land at 7.30pm. The lights will remain on until January 6.The lights display includes a life-size crib, reindeer, snowmen, Santa’s magical grotto where Santa will meet children on Friday night, and where people attending will be treated to hot chocolate, mince-pies, and children will receive a Santa goodie bag.Mary’s amazing Christmas lights set to dazzle again was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video Editing Timelines from Gravity, Kick Ass 2, Network TV Shows and More

first_imgOver 6 hrs and 45 minutes of footage with 5 audio channels and #PluralEyes is working it’s tail off… — Kanen Flowers (@iamKanen) December 3, 2013 Ever wondered what the editors timeline looks like on an Oscar winning film? Check out these images to get a closer look!Oscar winning editor Mark Sanger showed off this screengrab from his timeline of the opening sequence to Gravity, in a talk he gave at the Avid booth during NAB 2014.It’s interesting to see how many layers of video are involved in keeping the timeline together, the extensive use of markers and the native filters and effects he’s used too. For a really, really extensive round up of the making of Gravity, check out this post.Tons of TimelinesWe’ve taken to Twitter to roundup the following timeline screenshots from our favorite editors. Click on the embedded images to get a look at these timelines in all their glory!last_img read more

Stampede near Bihar temple leaves one dead

first_imgA stampede broke out near a temple here on Monday, leaving one person dead and at least eight injured, police said. The incident took place at the Ashok Dham temple here, situated in Town police station area of the district, where a huge throng of devotees had turned up to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva on the last Monday of the auspicious month of ‘Shravan’. At one point of time, the crowd grew restless and many people began to jostle, leading to a stampede-like situation. The situation was, however, soon brought under control, SHO of Town police station Sanjay Kumar Singh said. A 60-year-old unidentified person collapsed on the spot. There were no injury marks on his body, which has been brought to the Sadar hospital for post-mortem. He appears to have suffered a massive heart attack, the SHO said. He also asserted that those said to be injured had actually fallen sick, on account of the extreme humidity and suffocation caused by overcrowded surroundings. They were being treated at the hospital and their condition was out of danger, he said.last_img read more