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Winter-wonderland home lights up Drumquin

Shane Doran relaxes at home ahead of the Q Radio breakfast show this week.

 
A ‘CHRISTMAS-OHOLIC’ is a fairly apt description of Shane Doran.
 
Not only has the Drumquin man decorated his living room with no less than five Christmas trees, draped from top to bottom in glorious reds and silvers, he has also hauled a cosy fireplace into his hallway covered in grandiose wreaths and lights of green, reds and golds.
 
Outside of his home, reindeers and colourful, sparkling lights provide an extravagant Christmas welcome to Shane’s home, waking up the sleepy village of Drumquin.
 
And there are even more reindeers, sparkling lights and Santa Claus decorations in the 44-year-old’s conservatory and kitchen, ensuring that the glamorous Christmassey touch runs throughout his winter wonderland-themed house.
 
“When you see my home, you definitely know you’ve arrived in Drumquin,” Shane laughed.
 
“I am very creative, and I have always been a big Christmas fan. In fact, I would say that I am a Christmasoholic, though some people think I’m bonkers!
 
“But that’s because it is bonkers – but it’s fabulous fun,” he laughed.
 
In fact, as the interview for this article was taking place, Shane was sitting with a glue gun in hand, crafting his own unique garlands using candles, glitter and bobbles.
 
“I began decorating my home in mid-November, and as you can imagine, it takes me ages,” Shane, who is a mental health worker at Four Oaks continued. “But this is something that I’ve always done. It’s my thing.
 
“I’ve lost count of how many Santa Claus decorations and Christmas trees I have… but thank goodness I have big rooms to make the space for it all.
 
“It’s now December and Christmas is just around the corner. My winter wonderland home certainly gets me into the festive spirit and I love it.”
 
This Wednesday, Shane’s beautifully extravagant home will be broadcast live on Q Radio, and if you are lucky, you will also be able to catch Shane in drag (‘Shania Laarue’, playing the role of Mrs Claus!
 
In the meantime, you can view a video of his glorious Christmas home by visiting his Facebook page.
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