Callan Rose Festival

Callan Rose Festival is back! It all kicks off on this Saturday with a launch night in the Charter House Bar, Green Street, Callan. From 8pm this year's 15 Roses will be unveiled with their Escorts & Rosebuds. This will be followed by a month of activities with headlining events each Saturday through March. All proceeds from the Callan Rose Festival will go to Callan United Soccer club.

Table Quiz

Kilkenny Rotary Club has a table quiz this Thursday at the Pembroke Hotel. Every cent raised at the Patrick Street venue will go directly to causes sponsored by the group which recently donated €22,000 to the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team while the Mother of Fair Love School benefitted from over €10,000 in interactive whiteboards for classrooms and new laptops for the facility's IT room. Start time is 7:30pm with prizes for those in first, second & third places.

They Called Her Vivaldi

Watergate Theatre hosts two performances of Theatre Lovett's They Called Her Vivaldi this weekend. Show day is Saturday with offerings at 2pm and at 4pm.

Race Night

Team Kilkenny basketball crew has another Race Night and it takes place on Friday at Paris Texas. There are a number of ways you can support those involved in competing at a national level at the top table of Irish basketball. You can buy a horse before Friday's festivities start from any of the players or coaches while there'll also be a tote on the night to take your bets. It kicks off at 9:30pm.

International Womens Day

Tuesday's the day the world with herald the woman and KIlkenny's set to play its part. March 8 is International Womens Day. MacDonagh Junction hosts a Hear Our Voices session from 1:15pm.

Anyone Could Rob a Bank

Thomastown Community Centre has some theatre on offer this weekend. The Éigse Players from Slieverue will stage Anyone Could Rob a Bank on Saturday from 8pm. The three act comedy by Thomas Coffey is set in the 1950s. Entry will cost €10, payable on the door on the night.

High Tea

The county Kilkenny suicide prevention forum invites all aged 55 and over to High Tea at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel this Thursday. The Lifeline event will run from 3pm to 5pm with representation from Samaritans, Grow, Kilkenny Bereavement Support Group and the HSE Little Things campaign as well as some light refreshments to enjoy.

Trish McAdam

The opening reception of Trish McAdam's Strangers Film & Drawings takes place at the Butler Gallery this weekend. The Kilkenny Castle based venue hosts the event on Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Film maker Vivienne Dick will be officiating at the launch for the show which runs until April 24 with a Meet the Artist session on April 13 from 1pm.


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