Danesfort: St.Michael’s N.S. Danesfort perform Beauty and the Beast

BPANTO - Come along to The Set Theatre Langston’s tonight Wednesday December 19 at 7pm to see the children of St.Michael’s N.S. Danesfort perform Beauty and the Beast. A very enjoyable evening is promised for all the family. Admisson is €10 for adults and €5 for children.Raffle on the night with some great prizes,your support is greatly appreciated,looking forward to seeing you there. 

BPANTO - Come along to The Set Theatre Langston’s tonight Wednesday December 19 at 7pm to see the children of St.Michael’s N.S. Danesfort perform Beauty and the Beast. A very enjoyable evening is promised for all the family. Admisson is €10 for adults and €5 for children.Raffle on the night with some great prizes,your support is greatly appreciated,looking forward to seeing you there. 

BAG PACK - GAA Bag Packing:  Bag Packing at SuperValu, Loughboy is our Club’s main Annual Fundraising Event.  This year, the bag packers are needed throughout the weekend from Friday 21until Monday 24 and therefore will be extremely busy. It is so important that we have enough helpers each day. We need your help for ONLY 2 hours: either Friday 21 or Saturday 22 or Sunday 23  Dec or Monday 24. Times slots each day are: 9-11: 11-1: 1-3: 3-5: 5-7: 7-10.  Text your time preference and name to Milly 086 1049949 or Maryanne 086 1666547.  

COLLECTION - The local St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank all those who contributed to their annual collection which was taken up at Masses on Saturday night and Sunday morning. If you weren’t able to contribute and wish to do so please contact any of the local St. Vincent de Paul Society.

 LOTTO - The results of Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 11 Draw held on Monday December 10 In Delaney’s Kells. Jackpot €800, Numbers Drawn: 33 - 23 - 6. There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Annette Walsh, Timmy Corr, Betty Walsh, Conor Brennan, Bernie Kirwin. The winners of the Supporters Christmas Meat Vouchers - Billy, Eugene & Ruby Sinnott, Ned Costigan, Caitlin Martin. Winners of Promoters Meat Vouchers were, Helen Devane, Peter Davis, Tom Mahony. Promoters Prizes of €20 - Denis Gorey, Ned Brennan. The Next Draw is in Sheridan’s Ennisnag Monday December 17, which will also be the Christmas Draw. There will be some finger food and live music with Ned Brennan. So please come along and join the Festive Cheer. There will be no draws Christmas Eve or New Years Eve. The first draw of 2013 will be in The Grange Inn, January Monday 7. The Lotto Committee Wish all a Very Merry Christmas and Lucky New Year!

GAA- Unfortunately Danesfort GAA Club was unsuccessful in its recent application for a sports grant from the National Lottery. However this will not stop the club in its redevelopment of the club grounds, and the new playing field is expected to see its first competitive action in 2013. Fundraising activity will continue throughout the year and we would ask that fans support these as much as possible as they are vital to the future of the club. Thanks to all club members and supporters who contributed to all fundraising activity in 2012, especially the club/parish lotto, and best wishes for the Christmas and New Year.

PHOTO - A nice gift to give to all hurling fans this Christmas is the framed photo of the 2012 All-Ireland Hurling Champions, Kilkenny, and in doing so you are contributing to the players holiday fund. Framed pictures can be bought from Paul Murphy, or Richie and Paddy Hogan.

CHRISTMAS FAIR - St Michaels N.S. Parents Association would like to thank all who supported their Christmas Fair on Sunday last. Many thanks to all who helped out on the morning with home baking, donation of gifts and prizes for the raffle and making holly wreaths. The Fair was a great success thanks again to you all. Winners of raffle were: Ann Walsh, Margret Walsh, Shay Hurley, Bronagh Davis, Bernie O Neill, Jack Flynn, Liz O’Neill, Leah Ireland O’Neill,

Eoin O’Neill.

MASS TIMES - Masses will be celebrated throughout the parish on the following times over Christmas: Cuffesgrange – Christmas eve at 6:30pm, Christmas day at 9:00am. Danesfort Christmas eve at 9:00pm, Christmas day at 10:15am. Kells – Christmas day at 11:30am.

RAFFLE - Fort Rangers are holding a Christmas raffle for a monster hamper which is on display at the Grange Inn. Lines cost just €2 and are available from all club sources and behind the bar in Grange Inn.

 KARATE - Danesfort  Karate Club - Danesfort Community Centre Tuesday 6.00pm to 6.45pm. The Karate Class is for boys and girls aged between 4 years and 12 years old.  Kevin 086 3668669 of www.budomartialartscentre.com.

CUBS & BEAVERS - Cubs: Mondays in Danesfort Community Centre 6.45pm to 8.00pm. Contact 087 9343090.  Beavers: Thursdays in Community centre 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  Contact 087 8043511.

FOROIGE - Thursdays in Danesfort Community Centre starting at 8.00pm.  It is an adult volunteer-led organization for teenage boys and girls aged 13 – 18 years. For more information on our Danesfort Club Contact  087 6406408.

GOING STRONG - Going Strong Club meet every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre from 10.30am to 1.00pm. The Club has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and a welcome for new members. Each morning fresh scones, tea/coffee are served. Kilkenny People newspaper is also available. Admission €5. Contact: 086 1666547.

BINGO - Don’t miss out on some wonderful money and raffle prizes which must be won each week leading up to Christmas at our Bingo nights in Danesfort Community Centre. It starts sharp at 8.30pm.  For any newcomers, there is plenty of car parking available and a bus service operates each week from Kilkenny City.   Contact:  086 8825821

YOGA - Yoga classes are held on Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre 10.00am. Yoga is a wonderful way to increase flexibility and improve muscle tone, breathing and body posture. If you would like to try it, just drop in to our classes. You can join us any week You will need comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket and small pillow.  Refreshments after each class.  Contact 086 1666547.

BRIDGE - Bridge Classes take place on Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.00pm with Annette Kennedy,Member of C.B.A.I. Bridge Teachers Association. Playing regularly keeps your memory active and brain alert. Contact: 087 6601564.

COMPUTER CLASSES - If you are interested in taking computer classes in the new year, please contact 086 1666547. Booking in advance of classes is essential. It would be advisable also to have access to your own laptop or computer for practice.