TOY TIME: Santa is putting the finishing touches to the toys and will be ready to deliver to Killarney homes tonight. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan


Santa Claus has read all the children’s letters which were posted over the past weeks and months and is on schedule to visit Killarney and its surrounding areas tonight.

A lot of people often ask how can Santa visit every house in the world on Christmas Eve – it’s a big job but he never fails to pull it off!

Science tells us he has more than 24 hours to make it happen.

His journey will start in Russia and will end just before sunrise on Christmas Day on the other side – in Alaska.

This will give him a total of 42 hours to visit half-a billion households and one of the reasons we never see him is that he is travelling at a whopping 5 million miles an hour.

Many local children used An Post to get their letters to the big man who then contacted the national postal service to say everything is going according to plan.

“A big thank you to all of the children who have sent me lovely letters,” Santa said. “Mrs Claus and I have spent every evening reading all about your year and what you would like for Christmas. We love to get your news and your colourful drawings too.”

The North Pole Post Office and Santa’s helpers wish you all Nollaig Shona.

Don’t forget to be good and get to bed early!

Happy Christmas.