FUNDRAISING CONCERT - St. Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown are holding a fundraising concert on Friday, 8 March 2013 at 7:30pm in Muinebheag Vocational School Sports Hall in aid of St. Andrew’s Church.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT - St. Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown are holding a fundraising concert on Friday, 8 March 2013 at 7:30pm in Muinebheag Vocational School Sports Hall in aid of St. Andrew’s Church.

This will be their 5th year for concerts and they always like to have a variety of different themes and different performers. Following feedback from people who attend the concerts they have decided that the theme for this year is “Songs from the Musicals” and will feature songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Calamity Jane, Mamma Mia and many more. They are looking for performers who would like to join them on the evening and sing two songs from their favourite musical. Anyone interested should contact Marian Manning on 086 1258480. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for children and are available from Marian Manning or St. Lazerian’s House. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert. A great night is guaranteed.

CAR BOOT SALE - On Sunday, 24 March a Car Boot sale will take place in Ballycallan Hall from 11am until 2pm. Tables are €20 each. As tables in the hall are very limited there will be a charge of €20 to bring a clothes rail. For further enquiries or to reserve a table please call 087 7674045.

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE - Kilkenny Age Friendly County in partnership with Droicheád FRC are running this programme designed for retired people and is specifically geared to offer older people support in living life to the full in a positive way. The course will be run over 8 Thursdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm and will begin next Thursday, 7 March and is free.

DAVID COLEMAN - BunScoil McAuley Rice presents an evening with David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday, 14 March at 8pm.

David Coleman is a psychologies for about 14 years and is renowned for his work on television, radio and in the newspapers. Before bringing his psychology skills into the media he was a clinical psychologist who specialised in working with children, teenagers and their families. David studied for years in UCD where he obtained several degrees, the last of which was his Masters in Psychological Science.

David loves getting on the road and giving talks all around the country where he always tries to tailor his talks to the particular audience.

David’s first venture into TV was the award winning “Families in Trouble”, “Teens in the Wild” which had a viewership of over 500,000 and his most recent series titled “Bullyproof” which was recently aired on RTE1

David has also appeared on Ryan Tubridy’s radio show for a Questions and Answers forum and he has also had 3 books published, the most recent being, “The Thriving Family” which deals with all aspects of family life from babies to toddlers to primary school to teenagers.

For anyone who would like to attend what will be a very interesting evening, tickets are €15 each and are available at;

Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny - 056 7750200

Roller Coaster Records, Kieran Street, Kilkenny - 056 7763669

Kerwick’s Newsagents, Callan, - 056 7725121 and

BunScoil McAuley Rice, Callan - 056 7725674

DAY CARE & CAFÉ - Day care centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia at 1 Fr. Walsh Close, Coote’s Lane is open between 9:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Lots of activities to be had including bingo, cards, art, pottery, music, poetry, reminisce and day trips - meals included.

The Alzheimer Cafe is a safe relaxed atmosphere for people living with dementia and their carers to come and meet, talk and share information. Tea and cakes provided with information talks from health care professionals. For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Kilkenny Foróige is looking for volunteers countrywide to help them grow and support the youth work initiatives. Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18 nationwide by working with more than 5,125 volunteers to involve some 64,000 young people annually in their groups and programmes.

Foróige’s diversity and richness means that they can find a Foróige fit for anyone whether that is volunteering in a youth club, youth café, special interest group, project, mentoring or assisting with events or fundraising.

Be the person that makes that difference, become a Foróige volunteer today!! Interested? Contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on or 086 2997677 for more information on how you can make a difference or check out or like them on Facebook at

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