Weekly News 29th Nov 2021

29 November 2021

Dunnamaggin Development Group are delighted to announce Noel McDonald received our Community Spirit Award 2021 last Saturday evening after mass in Kilmoganny. So well deserved for all his years of dedication to, and hard work in, our community. Thank you to all who nominated Noel and the community in Kilmoganny who organised the church to be full of Noel's neighbours and friends to celebrate with him. The award this year was funded by Kilkenny County Council's Events Grant. Sunday December 5th will see our third annual Christmas Market take place outdoors around the Old School in the village from 11.30am to 4pm. The Dunnamaggin Christmas Trail available for everyone to complete, along with lots of local craft and food stalls from which to purchase your Christmas Gifts. As unusual we will have a Café and Eamon's lovely Beef Stew will be on sale to keep you warm. A Monster Raffle will also take place with lots of prizes. The proceeds from the raffle will be divided between St Joseph's Home and Dunnamaggin Development Group for our ongoing projects.

Local Lotto Draw 22nd November 2021 Winning Numbers : 12,16, 33. No Winner. Winners of Draw of 5 x € 30: Margaret Cummins ( Jimmy Mccormack ),Sean Ryan ( Cis Ryan ),Patsy Reid ( Johnno Reid ),Kathleen Kirwan ( Kathleen Kirwan ),Keelagh Sheridan ( Joe Sheridan ). Jackpot next week November 29th € 3,850. The Draw takes place in Townsend's, Dunnamaggin at 9pm. All Welcome.

FREE online training sessions for PPN members!

Over the next month Kilkenny PPN are offering the following four FREE trainings to member groups via ZOOM. The online trainings are being delivered by trainers from the Carmichael Centre in Dublin.

New Options for Funding - Thursday, 2nd Dec, 6pm to 8pm by Liam Scollan

Charities Governance Code - Tuesday, 7th Dec, 6pm to 8.30pm by Marian Barnard

For more information and to register contact Kilkenny PPN at pppnkilkenny@kilkennycoco.ie or call 056 7794255/087 2677281.

Amber waving workshops at Yulefest

Join Amber’s One Million Stars for a star weaving workshop at Butler Gardens for Yulefest. Learn how to weave an eight pointed Christmas star in a fun and supportive environment. Star weaving kits are provided for each participant.

Each eight-point star represents light, hope and solidarity against violence. Tie your woven star to the LOVE star installation or on one of the star spangled Yulefest Christmas trees in the Castle Yard and help Amber reach the goal of One Million Stars to End Violence in Ireland.

Parent + child (parents go free!) and Adult workshops available. Places are limited.

Tuesday 30/11 11am – 12pm Adults workshop (over 18s) Orangerie at Butler House & Garden

TICKETS AT : https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/amber-stars-for-yulefest-weaving-workshops-adult-workshops-over-18s-tickets-208594631157

Thursday 02/12 4-5pm Parent & Child workshop. Orangerie in Butler House & Garden.

TICKETS AT : https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/amber-stars-for-yulefest-weaving-workshops-tickets-208709023307

Kilkenny Yulefest 2021

Kilkenny is going to be twinkling with atmosphere this Christmas with Yulefest events across the City and County providing entertainment for all ages and highlighting Kilkenny shops, businesses and experiences. With a programme that includes winter markets, outdoor movies, pop-up parks, Santa visits, live music, and fireworks; kilkenny county Council is welcoming everyone to come celebrate ‘Christmas in Kilkenny’! Yulefest will launch on November 27th with Santa’s epic eco arrival across Kilkenny City, starting at 2pm at the Canal Square. Check out the full programme on www.yulefestkilkenny.ie