Weekly News 22nd March 2021

22 March 2021

Ring a Link is a community not for profit company that provides rural transport. The area this services covers are: Hugginstown, Ballyhale, Kilmoganny, Knocktopher, Dunnamaggin, Kells, Stoneyford, Danesfort and last stop at Dunnes Stores Kilkenny. The services starts from 9am and returning at 13.00 every Thursday. For more information on this service go to https://www.ringalink.ie/bus-services/bus-timetable/499/. All free travel passes are welcome and for non-free travel pass holders fares are €6 return for adults, €4 return for under 16s, under 5’s travel free. For many of our services pre-registering & pre-booking is required and if the customer is not already registered if they can log on to our website here to register: https://www.ringalink.ie/register/

Mass from St.Leonards for Lent Sunday Mass will be streamed live from St.Leonards Church Dunnamaggin every Sunday @11am for Lent through the Dunnamaggin GAA Facebook page. Please spread the word.

Kilkenny poetry phone

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office’s a poetry phone is back with a wonderful new collection of poems selected by Deirdre Southey from the Arts Office which reflect the beauty of the ordinary and the real understanding and connection between people and place, how it is experienced in the small things. Everyone is welcome to the poetry phone. Just dial 1800 272 994 to listen to one of ten wondrous poems written by Kilkenny poets; Nora Brennan, Kevin Dowling, Mary Malin, Michael Massey, Nuala Roche, Mike Watts, Noel Howley, Carmel Cummins, Angela Kehoe and Kathleen Phelan. The poems are beautifully recited by Kilkenny actors Susie Lamb, Ger Cody and Nuala Roche. To listen to a poem please pick a number between 0 and 9

Droichead Family Resource Centre are delighted to be part of the Amber Refuge One Million Stars Ireland project Weaving Communities of Courage Against Violence. Over the last month women from Callan, Mullinahone, Windgap and Kilmanagh have been weaving stars and attending zoom workshops to weave more than 1000 stars. The stars were sewn together and exhibited on the entrance gates to Droichead FRC on West Street in Callan and the garden gates at Droichead Childcare to celebrate International Women’s Day. Each star represents Hope, Light and Solidarity to anyone that has experienced violence. L’Arche, Callan and St Brigid’s College Callan joined with the star weaving in February and have exhibitions of their stars displayed at their entrances too. Droichead FRC are continuing to weave stars for future exhibitions and welcome new star weavers. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch with Jess 0858564950, we supply the ribbon & all you need is a pair of scissors. Weekly zoom meet ups are available to weavers until we can meet again in person. More information on the One Million Stars Ireland project can be found at www.onemillionstarsirleand.ieIf you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or abuse, there is help: Amber Refuge - 1850 42 42 44 or email info@amberwomensrefuge.ie A €2 donation can be made to Amber Refuge by texting AMBER to 50300