Weekly News 8th March 2021

08 March 2021

Live Streaming of Mass

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.


The Dunnamaggin Adult Hurlers are teaming up with Kilmoganny Tidy Towns for their latest fundraiser for Gym equipment.On 16th March they will be undertaking a Bike-A-Thon for 24hours.We need your help by Sponsoring a Cyclist,Volunteering to Cycle a Time slot or donate online. More details closer to the time or contact Lorraine Moore 087-6414147 or Jack Brett 087 9422859. There is also a go fund me page to make things easy to donate. Thank you.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day with a difference this year

Kilkenny’s first ever virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be hosted by Kilkenny native and RTÉ sports and news presenter Evanne Ní Chuilinn. The city's traditional weekend of music and parade will move to the virtual highway instead and will feature concerts, arts events, environmental projects and presentations. The Festival will have something for everyone. Pre St. Patrick’s Day events will encourage people from all ages and all corners of the community to get involved in this year’s celebration. So check out the website at www.stpatricksfestival.com . The virtual programme will be available to watch live on www.stpatricksfestivalkilkenny.com on March 16th & 17th. Be sure to Tune In.

Sustainable and Pollinator Friendly FREE gardening course

County Council Kilkenny and the Heritage Office are offering a FREE sustainable Gardening course online for tidy towns groups. The course is run by horticulturist Aoife Munn and has received great response from past participants and the media. It's a 5 week course on Saturday Mornings from 10am to 11am for 5 weeks.Topics covered include: reducing your waste, growing your own veg. Planting for pollinators, alternative to chemicals and much, much more.

To secure your free place please click the link below and register. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/5-week-sustainable-gardening-course-sponsored-by-kilkenny-county-council-registration-141125681713