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Competition entry €20 per house kit

Two prizes: Under 16 and Over 16


House kits include a pre-prepared house ready to assemble, cake board, icing, fondant icing and instructions.


Get imaginative and decorate your house at home, bring to the venue on the morning of the competition and return in the afternoon with the family for fun, games and gingerbread house display. Santa's grotto, face-painting by Nancy Parnis, Santa's postbox with letters available for writing, games and a raffle among the fun things to do.


The houses on display will wow you with their ingenuity, expertise and talent and we have two categories this year. Over 16's and under 16's with a fabulous hamper for the winner in each category.


As ever the wonderful Ciara Gorman Fennessy from Ciara's Kitchen will be doing the needful and picking the winners. 98fm Thunders will be joining us on the day and running an online social media competition with prizes for four lucky winners. Lisa Carlile, The Cake Fairy, Athgarvan has agreed to create another wonderful piece made from sugarcubes.

Jessica Freeman, majoring in Pastry at DIT will be giving a decorating display on the day.


Entry to the main event in the Talbot Hotel is free however donations are very welcome at the door in aid of Senior Help Line a national programme of Third Age.

Check out Pinterest and see Gingerbread decorating ideas with tips and ideas to help get the creative juices flowing.

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