A look back in history
Our story began in 1989 when Gabriel Byrne started Fantasy Lights Group. Fantasy Lights is a forward-looking company focused on Christmas lighting and bringing Christmas lighting to the homes, business premises and streets of Ireland, and the UK, for over 30 years. Whether it is lighting a town centre, a street, shopping precinct, business premises or home, we provide total Christmas lighting solutions.
THE BEGINNING OF FANTASY
Fantasy Lights offices, manufacturing and assembly premises Kimmage
MAGICAL LIGHTING AT SHANNON AIRPORT
During a recessive economic time in Ireland when young people were emigrating in vast numbers. Shannon Airport requested Fantasy Lights to design a Christmas theme to reflect the wide dispersion of our young people internationally who were returning home for Christmas. We designed, manufactured and installed from the gantry entrance to the arrival terminal in Shannon. Traditional Christmas designs, i.e. Santa sleigh and reindeers, swinging bells and the following international representations: Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Albert bridge London and Big Ben. It was a phenomenal success.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LIMERICK CITY
After the tremendous success of the Shannon Airport project people in other areas of Ireland like Munster decided to invest in Christmas lighting, this included limerick city.
DUNDRUM OFFICE OPENING
Fantasy Lights move to a larger premises in Dundrum. The opening of the new premises was officiated by Cel O’Reily (then president of the EIFI) and the late Fianna Fall minister Seamus Brennan, who always gave great advice and guidance to the company. The Fantasy Lights sign on our premises in Dundrum became known to all commuters going to and from South Dublin.
BYRNE TRIMS THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
With the economy beginning to come out of the recession, Fantasy Lights begin to manufacture Christmas motifs for big household brand names on large advertising hoardings.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL LIGHTS
With the new century coming the economy went into a boom. Most cranes throughout the country were lit by Fantasy Lights in preparation for the big night of the millennium.
FANTASY LIGHTS MOVED TO WALKINSTOWN
Due to Luas construction in Dundrum Fantasy Lights Moved its operations to Walkinstown where it has remained for the last 20 years.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING IN KILLARNEY TOWN
Christmas Business takes off with most of the big towns in Ireland coming to Fantasy Lights for their lighting i.e. Killarney Town Lights
BYRNE BROUGHT THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTING IN DUBLIN
Fantasy Lights install lighting on over 400 trees in the Dublin docklands area. The theme was greatly welcomed by the people of Dublin and the office workers in the Docklands.
Due to the massive growth in the business Fantasy Lights acquire new warehousing units in Greenouge
THE SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS LIGHTING ON CLEARY'S STORE
Fantasy Lights create one of the most spectacular Christmas displays in Dublin City on the iconic Cleary’s store in O’Connell’s Street.
AMAZING PROGRAMMABLE MUSICAL LIGHTING
Fantasy Lights Design a colourised programable light system for Bishop Lucy park in Cork City where the lights responded to music. Thousand of Parents brought their children to this wonderful display. We also installed a new lighting theme on weirs & sons iconic store on Grafton Street Dublin.
HIGH TECH DISPLAY FOR HENRY STREET
Fantasy Lights design a new high-tech display for Henry Street in Dublin
AMAZING CHRISTMAS LIGHTING
With the boom in the hotel industry, most hotels wanted to invest in and upgrade their Christmas Displays i.e. the Brookes Hotel in Dublin.
YEAR OF MAGICAL LIGHTING
Fantasy Lights design and install a large Christmas Theme for Smyths Toy Superstore in London. They also installed lights on all the trees on O’Connell street and on the millennium bridge for Dublin City Council.