ESB Networks is reminding all electricity customers to never take risks with electricity during the festive period.
The public have been cautioned not to use ESB Network poles for outdoor lights as the electricity wires overhead are live and extremely dangerous.
The company is encouraging householders to ensure that all equipment is in good condition.
Any loose connections or discoloured plugs should be discarded.
The advice is to switch off all electrical appliances, including Christmas lights and phone chargers, last thing at night and also, when leaving the home.
Households are also advised to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they are working.