The turkey’s been had, the presents wrapped and handed over and now the women of Kilkenny get to have their own Little Christmas.
Nollaig na mBan is usually celebrated on January 6, as that date marks the Feast of the Epiphany, which traditionally gave women the chance to put their feet up and let the men of the house carry out the household chores. This year a special event has been organised in Kilkenny City, which will see women let their hair down and chill out.
Cois Nore and the Susie Long Hospice Fund are to benefit from the gathering which takes place at the Pembroke Hotel this Saturday. Cois Nore is Kilkenny’s Cancer Support Centre, which is soon to open on Walkin Street in the city while the Susie Long Hospice Fund aims to provide a local hospice.
Just 160 tickets have been issued for the night, costing €30, and revelers will be treated to prosecco on arrival, live entertainment, a DJ and the Pembroke Hotel’s legendary three course casual dining party menu. This is a session aimed at sisters, mums, grans, friends and all of the female persuasion.
Party with pals, make some new friends and pay homage to women past and present. It promises to be right craic and a good, fun night out is guaranteed.
School’s out and Santa’s been, now Kilkenny’s teenage nightlife scene cranks up a gear this Wednesday, January 2.
In the latest offering from Liam Dunne Promotions, a New Year’s Teen Ball will be held in Pegasus Nightclub on John Street. The venue boasts a revolutionary audio visual system, complete with lights, lasers, state of the art sound and video which has made it one of the best clubs in Kilkenny.
There are three different sections allowing patrons a choice of activities. Dance to all the latest hits in the Ballroom or take a breather either in the outdoor seated garden or in the food court, which will see a spread of pizza, minerals and the usual focal piece of chocolate fountain.
The night kicks of at 9pm and promises to provide a unique atmosphere with DJs David Phelan and Seanie-D at the decks playing all of the latest hits late into the night. As at all of the Liam Dunne Teenage Balls, drinks will be from a mineral bar only and neat dress is essential.
Tickets are €20 and are available from Rollercoaster Records on Kieran Street.