Santa Claus & Reindeer all set for Co Clare stop

Santa Claus & Reindeer all set for Co Clare stop

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Rudolph the reindeer spotted doing some last minute training. Pic: David Crimmins

Santa Claus has been granted clearance for Irish airspace to make necessary stops all over Ireland on Christmas Eve.

In an official announcement, Minister for Transport, Shane Ross said he was “delighted and relieved” to confirm clearance by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and urged children to be in their beds early on Saturday to allow Santa to carry out his work.

“I have been informed that a large, jolly man on a low-flying sleigh, assisted by reindeer and perhaps some elves, will be entering Irish air space tomorrow evening. I would therefore encourage all children to be safety tucked up in their beds as early as possible to ensure Santa and his reindeer can go about their work successfully.

Mr Ross also said he was happy to confirm that Ireland’s stock of milk and mince pies, as well as carrots for the reindeer, have been topped up.

“I have also just received a very important message from Mrs Claus, who has asked that everyone take special care on our roads this holiday season and if you’re having a festive drink, please leave the car at home” he concluded.

The Clare Herald understands that Mr Claus has begun his journey around the world with the experienced man well prepared for the various weather conditions.

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