Mayor of Kilkenny Patrick O' Neill with members of the military, TD John McGuinness, and local councillors.
Mayor of Kilkenny Patrick O' Neill was at the James Stephens Military Barracks in Kilkenny on Tuesday to launch the annual Mayor's Coal Fund.
The Christmastime fundraising drive aims to provide bags of coal and fuel supplies for the less well-off and needy families in Kilkenny at what can be a difficult time of year.
Mayor O' Neill is encouraging people to give what they can to support the worthy cause. People can do their part by calling into City Hall on High Street, and giving what they can.
Meanwhile, the annual Mayor's Gala Christmas Concert will not take place in December, due to unforeseen circumstances. It is hoped it will be rescheduled for the new year.