Christmas has come early at Letterkenny General Hospital!
The traditional festive lights, normally switched on in late November, have lit up the skyline tonight.
Passers-by have been watching in amazement as dozens of the lights lit up the roof of the hospital.
It was thought by many that a simple mechanical error has resulted in the lights being turned on.
But the real reason, of course, is that the hospital is taking part in raising childhood cancer awareness.
Lightitupgold is a parent-led campaign and Letterkenny General Hospital is kindly taking part.
One passer-by said “It was amazing to see it. Everyone is rubber-necking and checking the calendar when they get home.
“Hopefully come Christmas the current troubles of the hospital will be someway behind us.
“Cancer touches so many people across Donegal and Ireland and this is a super way of reminding people of the challenges many families face each and every day.
“Hopefully these kind of gestures will keep that challenge fixed firmly in people’s thoughts.”
There is also a fun day at Bernard McGlinchey Town Park in Letterkenny from 2-5pm tomorrow (SAT).
Well done to everyone involved.