Kilcormac/Killoughey Notes 21st December

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St. Joseph’s Community Centre

Christmas Arrangements: The KDA would like to advise all users of St. Joseph’s Community Centre that it will close for Christmas Holidays from Wednesday 23rd December (4pm) until Monday 4th January 2016. If anyone requires the facility for a funeral during this period this is not a problem and we will open up to accommodate it, please call Sylvia 086 3691641 or Jean 087 2613013 during the holidays. For any enquiries before we close please call the KDA office on 0579135445. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

BALLYBOY C.C.E.

Martin McHugh – Benefit Night.

Kinnitty Community Centre – Wednesday 30th December 2015 – 8pm.

Members of Ballyboy and Birr Comhaltas branches are presently finalising details for a major fundraising concert featuring some of the best known musicians and singers in the Midlands to be held in Kinnitty Community Centre on Wednesday 30th December at 8pm. This will be a unique opportunity to see an array of Offaly’s top performers at this beautiful venue. Martin McHugh, who is a fond lover of Traditional Irish music, has received many awards and accolades over the years as a Bodhrán player, tutor and friend to young and old in the Irish music circles. He is a prominent feature at the Slieve Bloom Sessions and many more over the last number of years since he moved to Ireland from his native Glasgow. Up to recently Martin was the Senior Bodhrán Tutor with Ballyboy C.C.E. Music School. He has unfortunately been diagnosed with a serious illness and is at present receiving treatment at St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin. This illness has put a major financial and emotional strain on Martin and his family. Tickets for the concert will be available from Tuesday 15th December from Ballyboy and Birr C.C.E. committee members, also Paddy Buckley, David, Padráigh or James Kinsella and Sean Browne (Singing Circle). Please support this worthy cause; these tickets will definitely make a great Christmas stocking filler. All information on the concert, artists and tickets etc. can be got from David Kinsella 087 6567238 or Paddy Buckley 087 6772303.

 

Community Employment Scheme

CE Vacancy in St. Joseph’s Community Centre, administrator position. Must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for at least one year, contact Ger for details on 057 91 35512.

 

Kilcormac Senior Alert Scheme

If you require a personnel alarm system please contact Eva in the KDA office on 057 91 35445.

 

Dance

Set Dancing in Dan & Molly’s Ballyboy every Sunday night from 9pm – all welcome. County and Western Dance in Dan and Molly’s Ballyboy, every Wednesday night at 9pm. So if you want to learn a new step or just brush up on jive, waltz, quick step, foxtrot or line dances. Come along you are guaranteed a great night out.

 

Kilcormac Ramblers

The Kilcormac Ramblers New Year’s Day walk will take place, as usual on Friday, 1st Jan. 2016. The walk will commence at 2p.m. at the G.A.A. field and proceed to St. Cormac’s Park and then onto Ballyboy for music and refreshments. A collection will be taken up, as usual, and all proceeds will go to Offaly Hospice, any donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

Public Meeting

Kilcormac Development Association will be holding a meeting on Thursday 14th January at 7:30pm in

St. Joseph’s Community Centre. The KDA are looking to assist and expand Kilcormac Neighbourhood Watch and Kilcormac Senior Alert Scheme. The aim of this meeting is to address safety in the Community.