It’s late, but ‘Rackard’ all set to go with Christmas party

THE annual Christmas party that beats all Christmas parties may have missed its original slot because of snow during the holiday period, but now it is ready to roll.

THE annual Christmas party that beats all Christmas parties may have missed its original slot because of snow during the holiday period, but now it is ready to roll.

The senior citizens party for the people of the Rower, Inistioge, Skeough, Graignamanagh and the surrounding areas has been rearranged for Sunday, February 27 in the Springhill Court hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.

The powerhouse behind the venture, Denis ‘Rackard’ Cody, the Kilkenny senior hurling team kit manager, has promised a day to remember to the near 250 people who are expected to attend. This is the 32nd year of the event, and Mr Cody has seen it mushroom from a modest gig that attracted 50 or so people at the start.

Mayor Martin Brett, and Bobby Kerr of Dragon’s Den fame, are expected to drop in and greet people, while there is every chance Keith Duffy, formerly Boyzone and current Coronation Street star, might just make an appearance.

Buses sponsored by Michael Kilbride of The Rower will ferry people to the function. John O’Neill of the Kilkenny Honda and Citroen Centre has sponsored the wine for the dinner.

There will be a big bingo game, with a special prize of 500 Euro to be won, and, apparently, there could be something for everyone in the audience.

Along with Mr Cody, among the other members of the organising committee are Kay Cody, Clive Cannon, Mary Gahan, Liz Eustace and Mary Mahon.

“I think we have fed over 6,000 people down the years,” Mr Cody suggested. “We are looking forward to another great day.”