Twelve Days of Christmas Candle Event


The festive season is a time for joy and celebration in the company of those closest to us. It is also a time when we keep in our thoughts, those who may be ill or who are no longer with us. For the past eleven years, during the Christmas period, the entrance to the Clare 250 Cancer Centre has been lit up by 150 night lights, each one a kind prayer for a loved one. This year we invite you to include someone you wish to have remembered for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

The candles will be lit from 6pm to 9pm from the 25th of December to the 5th of January. The name and the area where they are from will be displayed on the plinth in front of the statue of Our Lady each night. One candle will cost €5 (one name per candle) & you may purchase as many as you wish. Simply go to the Clare 250 Cancer Centre page on  or click the button below.

Please include the name and area of the person you are remembering in the message section of the donation process on the iDonate page so we can include them in the display for the duration. If you do not wish to share those details on the public iDonate page, simply email them to us at