The Christmas Lights Committee and the Town Team are hosting an inugural Black Tie New Years Eve Ball in Gullanes Hotel.
The idea began as a fundraiser but we are starting small this year with a modestly priced ticket aimed at a community night out. All Proceeds from the event will go towards the ongoing maintenance and development of the Town's Christmas lights.
Format includes Red Carpet Arrival, Gin and Whiskey welcome drinks, Pianist and Photographer at welcome reception. Sumptuous 4 course meal, Live Band and DJ till the early hours.
Tickets for the Formal Black Tie event are €50 each. Joe Ward Menswear are sponsoring a special deal of Tux, Shirt and Bow Tie hire for €75. Many of the volunteers associated with Town Team projects have taken tables and there are a limited amount of tickets remaining on a strictly first come , first served basis. Contact the BEC at 090 9646516 or firstname.lastname@example.org for your tickets now !!
This year’s musical from Ardscoil Mhuire, in association with Garbally College, is ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat’.
The story as told by two narrators is a tale that follows the journey of Joseph who is given a coat of many colours by his father Jacob, which is symbolic of his favor and an object of his brothers’ jealousy.
Slavery, Prison and Egyptian Adventures ensue before the Pharaoh hears of his talent.
The show takes place in the town Hall between Jan 31st and Feb 2nd. Tickets are on sale HERE
Narrators: Maria Reynolds and Abaigh Hardiman, Joseph: Alannah McKeigue Brothers: Samual Godswell, Aleisha Hanlon, Fionnan Seale, Eve Costello, Jack Scannell, Erin O Callaghan, Cormac Frehill, Beibhinn Kiernan, Martin Tully, Jessica O Brien, Leon McKeon, Hannah Farrell. Jacob: Aida Costa, Pharaoh: Patrick Hanrahan, Potiphar: Mark Grenham , Mrs Potiphar: Mariam Melaadi
Congratulations to Reverend John Godfrey who has been appointed Archdeacon of Killaloe. Currently the rector of Aughrim Union Parishes, his new role will also see him as Archdeacon of Tuam.
His geographical location and previous experience in Galway and Tuam will help him in this new job. John is well known for his gifts of wisdom, spirituality, pastoral commitment, and administration. The esteem in which he is held across the whole diocese was demonstrated by his recent election as Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe representative canon in St Patrick’s Cathedral.
“The whole faith story is realising that the world is far from how it should be, but that each individual action matters. Every single positive thing we do has benefits we cannot yet imagine, we just have to start and then follow on from each positive step we take. In Christmas 2022 may it be a sign, for all of us, of God’s enduring love in the middle of our current lives. May the light of Christ bring renewed hope to us all this Christmas”. wishes Rev. John Godfrey.
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